Thursday, March 21, 2013

Eight Is Great

He is a bundle.  A bundle of energy, love, light, emotion, joy, drama, passion, sweetness, and fun all smooshed in to one compact package.


Every person who meets you loves you.  You exude goodness and warmth and charm and fun.  You are compassionate and kind towards everyone.  You are a world class sharer.  No matter what you want to do in life I have no doubt that you will achieve it.  You are a hard worker, competitive, determined, and don't take no for an answer.  And you do it all with a smile.
"Oh that Tommy!" is heard so often from anyone who talks about you.  It is a phrase meant to convey admiration,  fondness,  awe, sometimes exasperation, and always love.  We've said it since you were a baby, and it still rings true today, you are one big walking heart.
Keeping the birthday interviews going, this is Tommy's interview:

Me: Happy Birthday!  Do you feel any older?
Tommy: Yep!

Me: Are you having a good day so far?
Tommy: So far, so far!  You could say that.

Me: What is your favorite part?
Tommy: Seeing my cake.  I can't wait to open gifts!

Me: What is your favorite color?
Tommy: Blue

Me: What do you want to be when you are older?
Tommy: Football player!

Me: If you could go anywhere for vacation where would you go?
Tommy: Up north.

Me: What is your favorite animal?
Tommy: Sheep

Me: What is your favorite sport?
Tommy: Football!

Me: What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
Tommy: Go up north.

Me: What do you like to do when you're up north?
Tommy: Go fishing, go swimming, go for walks with daddy, go skiing, and ride the Mule with daddy.

Me: What is your favorite food?
Tommy: Noodles with sprinkle cheese and butter.

Me: If you could be any animal what would you be and why?
Tommy: I would be a sea turtle because they can swim fast.  (?)

Me: What is your favorite class in school?
Tommy: Math

Me: What is your favorite book?
Tommy: Magic Tree House books.

Me: If you could be like anyone in the whole world who would you want to be like?
Tommy: Daddy

Me: What's your favorite movie?
Tommy: I don't really have a favorite movie.

Me: Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Tommy: Bugs Bunny

Me: If you could meet any one person who ever lived on earth who would you like to meet?
Tommy:  Jesus

Me: Good answer, Tommy.  I think we're done here.
Tommy: Thanks, mum!  That was fun!

I can not imagine my life without you, Tommy.  The world is a better place with you in it.  You are only 8 years old and already have so much going for you.  I can't wait to see what the world has in store for you.

You are my little teddy bear. My little schmoozer.  My little charmer.  I look at you and still see my expressive baby with those pinchable cheeks.  You are still my baby Goldensbear, and know matter how big you get you always will be.

Happy Birthday, Thomas!  I love you!

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Mom24 said...

Happy Birthday Tommy!! I know there's no right or wrongs but those are some pretty awesome answers. Hope it's a great year.

Bijoux said...

What a sweetheart! I remember my son loving the Magic Treehouse books too. The pic of him in front of the oven, waiting on the cookies is fabulous!

Rima said...

Eight *is* great. He is so sweet! Happy birthday, Tommy!

Cecily R said...

Happy birthday Tommy! Love the birthday interview!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

He looks like a total snuggle-bug kind of kid. happy birthday to him!

...melody... said...

Happy Birthday! Love the birthday interview! :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Happy Birthday to Tommy!!! What a heartwarming post.

Riahli said...

Awwww, cuteness! Love all the adorable pictures! :)

Hilary said...

Awww what a sweetie. Happy Birthday to your lovely boy. (My kids used to call it sprinkle cheese too.) :)

Allison said...

Happy Birthday to your little guy!

Dawn said...

Awww...what a cutie. I love reading Tommy's answers to your questions. I hope he had a great Birthday!

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

You are raising one amazing man!

Happy birthday, Tommy!

Elaine Alguire said...

What a cutie, and I love that you called him your little "schmoozer" - ha! Happy belated Birthday to him!!

lime said...

a belated happy birthday to your big-hearted boy!

Carol Buehner said...

How beautiful, Kat! My youngest son is named Tommy. You can't help but love a 'Tommy'!! xo

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Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
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Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
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Tomorrow is a new day.
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