Angus has been your best buddy since your first day of prep nearly 3 years ago. I know your friendships will change so much over the years but I want to remember this time, when friendships were innocent and complete and always full of so much laughter.
Wow, what an improvement a few months can make. You started playing this game a few months after you turned 7 and in the beginning I think you expected the ball to shoot itself into the net without you moving your legs at all. Less than a year later and you are definitely the star of your team. Now, can you pleeeeeezz stop bouncing the ball inside!
I think some chemical reaction has taken place in your body this year which has quadrupled your dose of growth hormone that your brain is telling your body to send to your limbs. When I look at these long skinny arms and legs I blink to make sure I don't completely miss this way too fast pace of growth. Sometimes (actually make that all the time) I want to bottle you up and keep you little. There are still days when you let me carry you to bed or pick you up for a great big cuddle. I cannot bear to think that next year this may not be possible anymore.
When You Were 7...
- You hated having a serviette near you when eating and this caused many a dinner time frustrations
- You would always preface a story you were telling about an event that had occurred with "so"
- I would sometimes lie next to you in bed at night and you would tell me little tidbits about your day
- We would take Cino for summer evening walks and chat about our days
It's these little moments that I want to remember and cherish. When I think of you as a 7-year old, you will always be the kid with a mischievous grin who wants life to be funny. My birthday wish for you is that you never stop living on the bright side.... from 7 up to 107.
A Birthday Interview
How old are you ?8
Who is your best friend? Angus
What is your favourite subject at school? PE
What is your favourite colour?Green
What is your favourite food?Lollies
What’s your worst food? The gross beans
What song do you like to sing? My team song (East Malvern Knights footy song)
What do you like to do with Evie? Nothing
What do you like to do with mommy? Play games
And daddy? Play games
What is your favourite birthday gift?Foosball
What do you want to be when you are bigger?A basketball player or referee
What makes you happy? When things are funny
What makes you sad?When Evie punches me
If you could have three wishes in the world what would they be?
- Have all the money in the world
- Do lots of sport
- Have a super king size bed
What is something you are really good at? Drawing
What is something you would like to improve? How will you do it? Footy. I will practise
What is your favourite book? 117 Storey Treehouse
Where do you like to go on the weekends?Luna Park
What is the best part of your birthday? Getting presents
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be? Get lollies every day
What are you grateful for today? That it’s my birthday
What is one goal that you would like to achieve when you are 8 years old? Spend more time with my family