Sunday was Blake’s 9th Birthday and we celebrated with his friends and family last Friday. He had begged to invite a bunch of friends, many whom I had never met. He took a bunch of invitations to school and since school has been out since the beginning of June we weren’t really sure how many kids would show up. Luckily only half of the kids he invited came to the party. We had plenty of food and candy just in case! I was nervous about having that many boys to keep track of especially around the pool. We had one minor injury. One of the boys was on the diving board and he fell to his knees before he jumped and the diving board scrapped up his knees pretty badly. He was a trooper and he didn’t mind having a Hello Kitty bandaid either.
It’s hard to believe that Blake is 9 years old. He has grown up the fastest of all my kids. I think that sort of happens automatically when you start popping out kids every other year. He is still a sweetie though and he is the shy one when it comes to showing emotion. He seeks approval in all that he does and he gives 110% at most everything. He became an awesome reader this year in school and I am so proud of him. He struggled there for awhile, but I knew it was only a matter of time for it to “click” for him. His favorite books right now are the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He was one of the best players on his baseball team this year. He hit a Grand Slam and was very very proud of himself. He tells everyone…believe me! He is the middle son and I know that isn’t always easy. He is the only one of our kids that looks exactly like Ken. His dimples and bright green eyes are going to get him out of trouble for many more years I am sure.
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