Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Zeke is 13

I can't believe I almost forgot to blog about this! There's another "teenager" in our house...

 I'm not sure quite what I was going for here, but it was minecraft inspired. ;)
Zeke chose carrot cake for his birthday again this year. 
We had chimichangas for supper. 

 Zeke wanted his friend Zach to come over for his birthday. They also happily invited Zach's younger brother, Alex. 

 Such a cute group!

It wouldn't be birthday pictures without Mitch cutting up! 

 Haha lens flare...too bad it didn't crown Zeke's head!

We got Zeke a new ripstik for his birthday. I ordered it from Amazon. Easy wrapping!

Zeke was SO surprised. He couldn't guess what it was at all. He loved it!

 He is really good at using it, too.

At 13 years old, Zeke
~wears a size 14 pants and size 9.5 mens shoes
~goes to bed between 9 and 10 pm and usually sleeps until 7 or 8 am
~loves chimichangas, chicken wild rice soup, and cereal
~enjoys reading books, playing on his Kindle Fire, and playing outside
~says his favorite subject in school is Fix-it! Grammar. But he's also doing really well at pre-algebra, IEW (our writing curriculum), and spelling. So far this year is a good year overall. He is in 7th grade.
~says Lord of the Rings is his favorite movie
~is currently reading the 100 Cupboards series by N.D. Wilson and says he wants to read Lord of the Rings
~enjoys playing Munchkin with his family and friends
~really likes to be around people, especially kids his age
~is very active :)
~borderline passed his last spirometry test (for asthma), and was able to discontinue using his long-acting inhaler 

I am having a hard time thinking of what else to write about Zeke tonight. I mostly think now he's old enough that there are some things that would be embarrassing for me to tell about him. Zeke is slowly growing up. He is a good kid. Sometimes we clash. But he is tenderhearted. We love you Ezekiel Paul. You are a blessing to our family. I'm so glad you are getting bigger and more responsible!

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