People are not joking when they talk about how time flies. It is bittersweet watching my children grow older. I absolutely LOVE watching them learn and develop, turn into little people and become independent. But my heart breaks a little at the days coming too quickly when they won't need me anymore--and even worse when they are embarrassed by me! Even though it is unbelievably exhausting, it is painful to think of them not being a part of my every moment.
I am so proud of Greyden and the sweet little boy he is. I asked him lots and lots of questions for the traditional birthday quiz:

What is your favorite food?
pizza and cereal

What is your favorite vegetable?

What is your favorite fruit?
pears, apples, watermelon and kiwi

What is your favorite thing to do?
Crafts like making the spaceship with you

What are your favorite things to play with?
My cool stuff--all of my ironman gear, my Thor hammer, superhero cape and balls

What is your favorite color?
green, red and blue

Who are your best friends?
Emett, Bradley, Noah, Jared, Ryan, Tyler, Preston, Brig, Gage (the friend from Bally's he hasn't seen in 8 months), Tennyson (If you know G-you know everyone is his best friend. haha)

What do you like to wear?
My cool shirts and plaid shorts. My favorite shirt is the Tony Hawk lightning one or the 'I'm a Rock Star' one with a guitar

What is your favorite sport?
Raquetball (after watching Jared play once) and ice hockey

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A Cop, Fireman, Ambulance Man, Builder. Are there any other rescuers? Builders are rescuers because they build things back up.

What are you really good at doing?
Coloring, eating, liking & protecting Cole from sickness

What is something that is hard for you to do?
Looking at Daddy during a hard reading lesson

What makes you sad?
When Elise hits, pushes, yells at and punches me. (Looks like I need to crack down on the discipline with Elise)

What makes you happy?
When the sun is up. And I am happy when I am sleepy because I don't have to do anything.

What makes you mad?
When Elise says something wrong. (Oh how I love the sibling rivalry)

What is your favorite TV show?
The Avengers--Wolverine, Thor, Captain America

What is your favorite book?
Power Rangers (Ugh...)

What is your favorite game?

What is your favorite animal?

What is your favorite song?
A Child's Prayer, Scripture Power and I am Like a Star

What is your favorite thing about mommy?
I love you. I love to snuggle.

What is your favorite things about daddy?
When he is being nice to me

What do you want for your birthday?
A Power Ranger toy (haven't heard that one yet)

What is the best part about being 5?
That I am going to be the same age as Emett. Anything else? At all? Nope!

Grey is crazy about any and all superheroes right now. He loves watching them shoot at things and bust up buildings or bad guys. He has been running around with his red cape and Thor hammer everywhere. He also has the sweetest side. He is so loving and gentle--although more towards Cole than Elise. She drives him crazy most of the time.

In his prayers, he always prays for "all the people in the world--especially the sick and hurt ones." He told me this week that when Cole smiles at him it makes him so happy he cries happy tears. As I watch him in different settings, I realize more and more what a confident, happy boy Grey is. He loves making new friends and trying anything and everything. I love his spirit and energy. I am so blessed to be his mother. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the one that taught me to love unselfishly.

Happy Birthday sweet G!!!


Jason and Heather said...

Oh my goodness that totally made my day!! I love Grey! What a sweetie! I was definitely laughing out loud with some of those answers. The pictures are great too, even if they were a disaster to take! Haha!

Charitons said...

I know exactly how you feel. The days drag by sometimes when I am exhausted but time sure flies too quickly.

Jennifer said...

Wow, 5! Happy Birthday G. Those are the cutest pictures of E and G!