Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dear Tanner #6

Dear Tanner,

Things I want to remember and want you to know.

For your birthday you asked that your friends Ares and Camdyn could come over for a pizza party.  You wanted an outer space theme...

The day before your birthday, we made your birthday treats.  We started with Oreo pops and finished with your cake.  It was a full evening in the kitchen with you and your brother doing most of the work.

You started your special day by getting up at 3:30am to check out the decorations, that I'd put up while you were sleeping. I was able to talk you into going back to sleep, but you were awake by 5:00, and this time stayed up.
We FaceTimed with daddy and then woke Dillan up shortly after 6:00am.  We readied ourselves for breakfast at a restaurant!  It was so fun eating out for the first time since daddy left us, for Korea. You ordered french toast and bacon. You also had a big cup of hot cocoa with lots of whipped cream.
We dropped you off, at school, with your Oreo pops. You were so proud of them. You told me that if an Oreo broke while a kid was trying to eat it, you'd tell them, "It's OK, it still tastes good!".

After school we came home and ordered pizza and waited for your buddies to show up!  Your party was filled with lots of running and playing, eating pizza, cake and ice-cream and of course presents.  Your friends and family gave you such great gifts, and you more than enjoyed yourself.

Happy Birthday, my Little Love. What a great year this has been!  You learned to ride a bike, without training wheels.  You have to be in the lead when we go for bike rides because you are so afraid of running us all over.
You started Kindergarten.  You are such an amazing student and your teacher even calls you a "gem".  I love your thirst for learning.  Listening to you read your school books brings me joy.  I know you will love reading for your entire life. You love bringing your school projects home to show me, and you're so proud of yourself when you show me how to do your homework without any help.  You are such an inquisitive child with a thirst for learning, school is definitely your happy place!
You love for me to cuddle you before bed and when you wake up, and always ask me how I got so cozy.
You and your brother are BFF's.  You fight non-stop, but when you take a break from it to enjoy each other's company, it's the best!!!  Dillan loves to give you hugs before you head off for school, and if he had it his way he'd plant big kisses on your lips all the time, but you are too big for that! You love to boss him around and make sure he is doing as he's told.
You love going to church and now you want to pray your own prayers before bed every night.
You have now lost seven teeth with one more than is loose!  The dentist is always asking me what I feed you to make you have a mouth of a kid years older than your age!
I love you so much, Tanner.  You bring me such joy.  I am proud to be your momma!
I love you,
Love, Momma

I have asked Tanner the same questions, on his birthday, for the four years now.  You can find pervious years here for #3, here for #4 and here for #5.

How old are you? Six
Favorite color? All the colors of the rainbow
Favorite toy? Miles from Tomorrowland Stellosphere
Favorite food? French Toast
Best friend? Ares and Camdyn
Favorite thing to do outside? Go down fast slides
Favorite drink? Orange Koolaid
Take to bed at night?  Chicken (A sock monkey)
What do you want to be when you grow up?  Astronaut
Favorite animal? Rhynosaucerous

This week in photos;

I'm running out of places to hide this thing....

Ralphy sat in this spot for two days because he remained unfound the first day of hiding.

Legos were spilled all over the floor by 5:30am, the day after Tanner's birthday.  I didn't even get a chance to pour a cup of coffee before I was summoned to help!

Proud of the shirt Meema sent him.

He lost a tooth while eating some birthday cake.  Makes that number seven.  Still has one more loose one in there.


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