Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dax Is No Longer Six-and-Three-Quarters

Friday was Daxon's 7th birthday-he's so big I can't believe it! And of course he had a big friend party of which I have not one picture. Not one. I got so caught up in managing the party that I didn't take any. And it was cute! A non-scary haunted house with everyone in costume. Tyler filmed some video, but it's mostly my VERY loud voice trying to be heard over all those boys and some disturbing shots of my muffin top revealing that my t-shirt was a lot cuter 5 (or 10) lbs ago. Not good for public viewing. Anywhooo, back to Dax. As he likes to say, lately "I'm really into Pokemon and Star Wars". And he received a lot of both, but a whole whole lot of Pokemon. So he's very happy and I have just several thousand more cards to read from and hear about. And thank you to my sister who gave him a hideous Clone Wars poster for above his bed. And now here comes the part where I brag about how amazing Dax is. He is so stinkin' smart I'm a little afraid. I love to hear him as he is learning to read, he's nearly on a second grade level. He spouts random facts that are usually accurate. He loves school. He has always had a great imagination. He's a good friend, a great big brother, and he is (almost) always willing to happily do what he is asked-pick up his stuff, do his homework, put on his seat belt, whatever. And he is blessed with that natural boy ability to make varying gun/fighting noises surprisingly realistically. Oh yeah, and I love that he still has that little kid confidence to draw whatever he wants-usually dinosaurs-and think that his drawing is sooo good. Dax is a happy, good-natured kid who makes me happy to be a mom:) I love you buddy-Happy Birthday!!!

6 comments:

Katie said...

Happy Birthday Daxon! Em, you crack me up--I always laugh out loud when I read your posts.

Emily said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAX - It was a long month counting down to your b-day. I LOVE YOU!!! - Love Daddy

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The Burke Family said...

Happy Birthday Daxon! From Brianna & Tyler Burke

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday, Dax. Parties are fun for moms of other kids to allow their child to give your child things they would never allow their own child to have. It's fun for everyone involved except for the mother of the birthday child.

Julie Geldmacher said...

Happy Birthday Daxon from Grandpa Dave and Grandma Julie!!!! We will give you your present this weekend.
Emily, you are such an interesting writer. We love to read your ideas and your description of your son is wonderful. Have you ever thought of writing a book?