Friday, May 12, 2017
It's great to be EIGHT! Happy Birthday, Wyatt!
Happy Happy Birthday, William Wyatt Howden.
Can you believe you are EIGHT YEARS OLD! I can hardly believe it.
Second grade is almost over. You are great at math and have had almost perfect spelling tests all year long. You can figure out how to spell words you don't even know. And, you can calculate change in your head which is something I cannot even figure out - unless it's really easy math.
The last year of your life has seen you become a greater lego master, artist, and dancer. I've been able to help out at school a couple of times and you have some of the cutest friends. Mason, Wilson, Andrew and Cooper, Ronan, and Ethan just to name a few. Before Christmas when I was doing a Fun Friday at school, Ronan told me I was the tallest mom in the world. I'm probably not, but it made me laugh.
You play basketball, soccer and this year baseball, even though you've decided to skip baseball next season for competitive soccer. It's fun to watch you "turn it on" in a game, especially when you've spent a little too much time cherry picking. When you want to hustle, you can zoom. You are pretty good all around athlete, and I'm pretty sure you get it from me. Ha!
You've started to read Harry Potter and have almost finished the first book. You have a photographic memory for music, and after only hearing a song once, you remember the lyrics forever.
I'll admit, year seven was a pretty moody one, but I'm hoping that eight years old see's you like me, your dad, and your brother's a little bit more. I'm pretty sure Grandma and Willie are your favorite people and if I'd let you, you would just watch TV and play on your ipod all day long. You still know everything and always manage to see on the bright side of life. You wear your heart on your sleeve, and mom and dad are usually pretty sure of your emotional state. Like dad, you are an early riser finding it nearly impossible to sleep in.
It's pretty rare when you and I get to spend time together, just one-on-one, but when we get the chance, it's so much fun. You are a great conversationalist, and are never at a loss for words, stories, or telling me when I've done something wrong.
Turning eight will be the greatest. You get to be baptized, have a friend birthday party, and start cub scouts. Woo hoo!
Have a happy birthday boy.