I can't believe Lincoln is eight. He is getting so big. He is still a mess like he has always been. However, his little mind just fascinates me. Here are somethings I want to remember about him right now and then a bit about his birthday sleepover.
Lincoln is into shirts and ties for church. He loves to wear them and is constantly trying to match weird things together like a plaid tie with a totally different plaid shirt. He just REALLY wants to wear ties.
He definitely has his own fashion sense. He has taken a liking to one of Kris' old jackets when he was a kid and wears it constantly--even in the house! He was in a stick-on mustache wearing phase right after Christmas and wanted to have his hair slicked back after watching Hannah's 50's Christmas musical at school.
He is doing really well in school. He has not had any behavior issues and we are so proud of him for that! He is great at math and just seems to have a knack for it. His handwriting is not the best but getting better. He reads well and his comprehension blows my mind. It is better than mine!!! He can recall details that I have to look back and find.
He is loving basketball right now and is doing great at it! He usually scores several baskets a game, is an offensive rebounding machine, is getting better at dribbling and defense, and hustles like a maniac. That is the part that I love the most. He gets after it and gives it his all!!! He has even written at school about how he wants to get better so I know he is working at it! He plans on playing tennis and swim team again as well.
He is a pretty sensitive little guy. He is quick to get upset and sometimes has a hard time controlling his emotions. We are working on that!
He can be super thoughtful and lets his siblings go first at things sometimes even when he really wants to.
He loves the "big" boys at Life Group, Braden, Joseph, and Caleb.
He is obsessed with all things technology. He loves his Kindle, the wii, reflex math on the computer, and now Kris' old xbox that he just got out. I am constantly having to monitor him on those things because he would play them all day if I let him.
He is getting to be a pretty picky eater which is HARD!! He loves fried eggs and will eat 3 or 4 of them some mornings. Other favorites are pizza, candy, apples, most fruits, chicken, toaster struddle, and pretty much anything sweet.
He loves to build and make things. He makes things out of the weirdest stuff like empty cereal boxes, other empty boxes (he is constantly asking me if he can use something when it becomes empty), toilet paper and paper towel rolls, tape, paper, napkins, egg cartons, straws, feathers, etc. He is really into Legos and Knex, anything he can build with. He has such a crazy imagination.
He has a love for Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln asks all kinds of questions all the time. He is very inquisitive.
Love this guy so much and so blessed to have him in our family!! Happy Birthday Buddy!!!
We let him open one present a little early so he could wear it to church. I got him a new shirt and tie for church. :-)
On his actual birthday! Eight years old!
That night he chose to eat at Sakura, of course. So, we had yummy food, entertainment, and he opened the rest of his presents from us.
He had a sleepover with three of his best friends, Jack Vick, Jack Landrum, and Dean Cunningham.
That night we made our own pizzas.
Silly, silly boys!!!
Then, the boy in them came out. Ha!
I love these two. What good little friends that are. They just always click. Their faces crack me up.
That night when it was time for bed, Lincoln and Dean were having a hard time settling down--especially Lincoln. Finally, at 11:30 I had to move Lincoln into the playroom by himself. He was out in no time after that.
I think he had a lot of fun at his sleepover and enjoyed his birthday!!