Friday, February 8, 2013

Turning Six

It's a big day.  A certain little man is turning six.  SIX.  Not sure how that happened, but here we are.  

Ben
Funny
Easy-going
Happy
Friendly
Helpful
Forgiving
Accepting
Resilient

Lover of
LEGOS
Tornados
Playing
Laughing
Being fast
Being loud

Watches out for others
Keeps up with the big boys
A caring, sensative older brother
A friend to all

This year I thought I would conduct a little interview with Ben so that I can document exactly where he is at in this moment.  He was in a pretty silly mood.  I'm not sure all the answers make sense.  But it was fun.

Me: Hi Ben!  How you doin?
Ben: Good!  Really Good!

Me: What's going on today?
Ben: (silly) Ma birfday!  This birthday cake is awesome!

Me: So how old are you today?
Ben: I'm six.  Six.

Me:  Do you feel any older?
Ben: Mmm.  Yeah a little bit.

Me: Are you having a good day?
Ben: Yep.  Great day!

Me:  What's your favorite part so far?
Ben:  The cake!

Me: What's your favorite color?
Ben:  You know!  It's green!  What you talkin' 'bout dude?

Me:  You're silly today.
Ben: Yeah, I know!

Me: What's your favorite food?
Ben: Nachos.

Me: What do you think you want to be when you grow up?
Ben:  Hmmm.  I just wanna help people if they're sick.  Do all kinds of cool things.  Every job in the world.  I just wanna go to Florida.  And Kansas, cuz that's where the tornados are.  I wanna be a tornado chaser.

Me: What is your favorite animal?
Ben: Umm... probably a squirrel.  (?)

Me: Do you like school?
Ben:  Yeah I do!  Well, kinda.

Me:  What's your favorite toy?
Ben: Bear-bear.  He's special.  Really special.

Me: If you could go anywhere where would you like to go?
Ben: I like the kids' museum and sledding and up north and EAA and the Maritime Museum.

Me: Okay, what if you had to pick ONE.
Ben: Okay, fine.  Up north.  I love the cabin.

Me:  What is your favorite game?
Ben: Angry Birds.  And chess.  I can play chess.  And I'm only five! I mean six!

Me: What is your favorite book?
Ben: Any kind of tornado book.

Me: What is your favorite thing to do?
Ben: Play outside.

Me: What do you like to do outside?
Ben: Throw snowballs.  Make snowmen.  Play with my brothers an' stuff.  In summer we ride bikes.

Me:  What is your favorite sport?
Ben: Soccer.

Me: Where is your favorite place to spend time?
Ben: With my family.

Me: What is your favorite movie?
Ben: The Three Stooges

Me: What is your favorite season and why?
Ben: Summer!!!  Because we blow bubbles and swim and stuff.

Me: Are you a good boy, Benny?
Ben: Yeah.
Me.  I agree.


Love you, my sweet Ben. 

Happy Sixth Birthday!




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17 comments:

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

I love the interview! Happy birthday, Ben!

Hilary said...

That's just so sweet. What a face.. what a love. Happy Birthday, Ben!

Tabor said...

Well,this little intereview has certainy made him loved by one and all in blogdom. Happy Birthday, Ben!

Barb said...

What a sweet 6 year old - Happy Birthday to him. Tell him to save a piece of that cake for me. (My Grandchildren turn 10 on the 12th - we'll be going to the party tomorrow.)

lime said...

the interview was a great idea! and the pictures are so cute. happy birthday to your amazing ben!

Bijoux said...

You showed the cake! Happy birthday to one marvelous six year old! Kat, hold him in your lap as long ad you can.

CC said...

Awesome interview!!! Happy birthday little man!

That corgi :) said...

Happy birthday to your son! Such a fine looking young man! I enjoyed the interview! How neat at six to know what one wants to be when one grows up! Being a tornado chaser sounds great!

betty

christopher said...

Sounds like a terrific kid...and a wonderful day.

And soon enough I suppose he'll be conducting the interview.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Happy birthday to Ben!!!

designHER Momma said...

oh I love this! My little dude is only 3, but I can only hope for a good 6th birthday like your guy had...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Happy Birthday! He looks like a real sweet kid!

Verna Lantz said...

I adore the idea of an interview on the birthdays. I might just steal it. :)

Happy Birthday, sweet little man!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, six?! Already?? I LOVE the interview, what a great idea. Happy birthday Ben!

Dawn said...

What a cute interview! Happy Birthday to Ben! I remember when I first met you through blogging, and Ben was the baby!

Mom24 said...

Aww, happy birthday to your boy. Hope he has a great year.

Riahli said...

Cuteness! Happy Birthday {late I know}. Love the question and answer thing, I did that with all my kiddos a while ago and now I'm thinking I want to do it again. :)

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