Thursday, September 04, 2014

Josh is 9!

We celebrated Josh's 9th birthday on Sunday.

For his cake, Josh wanted something with chocolate and caramel sort of running down the sides. I immediately thought of Cafe Latte's Turtle Cake recipe from Midwest Living. I left off the pecans in favor of picky kids. For dinner he chose General Tso's chicken, but since I had planned a largish lunch (hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill), we compromised: I made "snack" type foods for dinner on Sunday, and General Tso's on Monday. The snack foods we made included pigs in a blanket (little smokies wrapped in crescent rolls), and smokies wrapped in bacon and topped with brown sugar.

At 9 years old, Josh
~is in 4th grade
~likes science best ("because I like the projects")
~wears a size 8 pants
~wears size 2 shoes
~sleeps with Zeke and Malachi every night
~sleeps up to 10 hours each night

~can hardly be separated from Zeke, in fact
~is allergic to cats and horses, and we suspect some other allergies as well (cats are REALLY bothersome though)
~does not have asthma
~recently discovered the dangers of fire ants
~would rather doodle than do his math
~is generally obedient

~likes to ride his bike
~likes to try new things
~learns quickly
~is a good reader
~likes to read Bionicles books

~looked forward to a visit from Mrs. Emerson on his birthday...she brought him a cookie (which somehow I forgot to take a picture of!).
~also looked forward to having his friend Zach over.

~won a second-place ribbon at the fair for his Lego creation

~recently rode a Ferris Wheel for the first time

{silly boys!}

~and he got an impressive storm for his birthday...
...followed by a double rainbow

Happy Birthday, Josh!!  We are so excited to see what the next year holds for you!

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