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Monday, January 15, 2018

Interview with Aiden: Age 6

Here is Aiden's age six interview with Mommy.  I love all of his answers.  He makes me laugh so much!
  1. What is your favorite color?  Red and black
  2. What is your favorite food to eat?  Chicken tenders
  3. What is your favorite television show?  All of Netflix
  4. Who is your favorite Superhero?  Wolverine 
  5. Who is your best friend?  Brayden
  6. Who is your teacher at school?  Ms. Turner (LET) at BASIS Phoenix Central
  7. What is your favorite activity?  Building/engineering in general -- with legos, with cardboard boxes, etc.
  8. What is your favorite fruit?  Cherries
  9. What is your favorite toy?  Nerf guns and legos
  10. What is your favorite outfit to wear?  Tuxedo (which Aiden actually calls a "taxedo")
  11. What is your favorite game to play?  Watch Your Mouth
  12. What is your favorite snack?  Kit Kat
  13. What is your favorite animal?  Panther
  14. What is your favorite song?  Shut Up and Dance with Me
  15. What is your favorite book?  Star Wars books
  16. What is your favorite breakfast item?  Donut  
  17. What is your favorite thing to play outside?  Giant Jenga
  18. What is your favorite drink?  Smoothie
  19. What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas and Hanukkah
  20. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  Iron Bear and Spidey Bear
  21. What is your favorite object to collect?  Nerf guns
  22. What do you want to be when you grow up?  FBI Agent
  23. Do you like cake or cupcakes or ice cream?  Cake
  24. What is your favorite thing about school?  That he gets to learn.
  25. What is your vacation spot?  Disney World
Aiden Age 6
He is so silly, sweet, creative and spunky!

                                                Interview with Madilyn: Age 7

                                                It's a new year.  While reflecting over the year, I realized I haven't interviewed the kids in a long while.  So, I interviewed them.  I love how some of the answers haven't changed, but others have.  Here are Madilyn's age seven favorites and likes:
                                                1. What is your favorite color?  Blue
                                                2. What is your favorite food to eat?  Spaghetti-Os with meatballs
                                                3. What is your favorite television show?  YouTube Drama
                                                4. Who is your favorite Superhero?  Superwoman
                                                5. Who is your best friend?  Natalie
                                                6. Who is your teacher at school?  Ms. Patterson (Humanities) at BASIS Phoenix Central
                                                7. What is your favorite activity?  Art
                                                8. What is your favorite fruit?  Pineapple
                                                9. What is your favorite toy?  American Girl Doll and Baby Minnie
                                                10. What is your favorite outfit to wear?  Paint Dress
                                                11. What is your favorite game to play?  Candy Land Princess
                                                12. What is your favorite snack?  Trail Mix
                                                13. What is your favorite animal?  Dog
                                                14. What is your favorite song?  Who Let the Dogs Out
                                                15. What is your favorite book?  The School Fairies Series
                                                16. What is your favorite breakfast foods?  Granola bar
                                                17. What is your favorite thing to play outside?  Tag
                                                18. What is your favorite drink?  Egg Nog
                                                19. What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas and Hanukkah
                                                20. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  American Girl Doll and Baby Minnie
                                                21. What is your favorite flower?  Rose
                                                22. What do you want to be when you grow up?  Artist
                                                23. Do you like cake or cupcakes more?  Cupcakes
                                                24. What is your favorite thing about school?  Humanities
                                                25. What is your vacation spot?  The beach
                                                Madi at her 7 Year Well-Check (June '17)

                                                Height:  49 inches (60th Percentile)

                                                Weight:  52.5 pounds (33th Percentile)




                                                Saturday, January 6, 2018

                                                2017 ~ A Year in Review

                                                As a new year starts, I enjoy reflecting on the previous year.  2017 was an amazing year!  Our year was full of traveling, birthday celebrations, family gatherings, fun times with friends and some bucket list adventures.  Let's hope 2018 is just as incredible.  We are truly blessed and look forward to new year full of things that have never been. 
                                                  

                                                Friday, January 5, 2018

                                                Mina's 1st Birthday!

                                                Miss Mina turned one years old on December 28th.  I cannot believe how much she has grown in a year.  We celebrated Mina with a small gathering of family and friends.  The evening consisted of good conversation, a delicious dinner (homemade pasta - Mina's favorite), a Nothing Bundt Cake and presents.  We are so glad that we were able to share in Mina's special day.  Happy Birthday, little one!  We love you!

                                                Mina's Birthday Cake
                                                Mina Rose
                                                 Cousins!
                                                 Aiden with Mina
                                                 Madi with Mina
                                                 Family photo 
                                                 Babu and Mina
                                                 Cake Time
                                                 Her first taste of pure sugar
                                                Presents!
                                                Wednesday, January 3, 2018

                                                Christmas 2017

                                                Christmas was very good to us this year.  The kids and Josh slept in until about 7:30am.  Once everyone was up, we opened our family gifts.  Even the kids had presents for Josh and I (Thanks to Aunt Melinda).  What fun and it seems like everyone got at least one item on their wish list.  After gift time, we enjoyed bubble-loaf and champagne for breakfast.  Then, the kids (and Josh) had time to play with their presents.

                                                Mid-morning, we were joined by my parents, Lynsey, Tonny, Mina and Oma arrived for round two of gift giving.  Mina wasn't quite into opening the gifts, but my kids helped her out. 

                                                After we finished opening gifts, we were joined by Christy, Brandon, Melinda and Michael for lunch and game time outside.  The day was gorgeous and the weather was perfect.  It was so nice finally being able to sit and catch up with everyone. 

                                                The only bummer of the day ... our dishwasher died and we had to hand wash all of the dishes.

                                                Our Christmas Tree
                                                Santa's Gifts
                                                Still not quite awake
                                                Opening their stockings
                                                Even Harley
                                                Santa's Gifts
                                                A Nintendo Switch and games
                                                Aiden got Josh a remote control car
                                                Madi's Santa Gifts
                                                Madi and her American Girl Doll
                                                Harley
                                                Playing with their toys
                                                Round Two
                                                Mina
                                                Oma and Aiden
                                                Oma and Madi
                                                Oma and our kids
                                                Oma and the great-grandkids
                                                Robes!
                                                Josh and a sleepy Mina
                                                Mina eating one of her gifts
                                                Lynsey making samosas
                                                Mina Rose
                                                A serious game of cornhole
                                                Madi and her doll
                                                Lynsey, Tonny and Micky