It occurred to me the other day that my children's great-grand children will want to know what they were like as kids. I always just blog things we did or things they say. Not actually personality and stuff. So today we start with Blake.
Blake right now is 8 years old. He is 4' 4" and weighs 60 lbs. Starting Grade 3. Anything that Dad is doing it just the greatest. He love working with his hands. He will spend hours outside in the garage sanding, cutting, playing with nails and hammer, just about anything you can think of. He has made some pretty neat stuff all on his own. Blake also loves Lego. A Lego gift is always the perfect thing. Blake will sit down and figure it out right away. He can be very caring. He does not like anyone treating his family wrong. He is a very huggy person and likes to be tucked into bed every single night.
Sometimes he can get angry. He seems to get in a zone where it is almost uncontrollable for him. We have to take him by the shoulders and look him straight in the eye before he listens to us and calms down. He also gets scared at night a lot. Any small thing in a movie will make him extremely nervous. It then takes a long time to get Blake in bed. He loves saying his prayers and reading his scriptures by himself at night. Blake is a great reader. He is a couple grades ahead in his reading levels. He will cry for anyone. If someone dies in a movie, even if it is the bad guy, he is brokenhearted. If one of us is hurt, he cries while giving us a hug. Blake is usually very embarrassed about this and doesn't like to have anyone tease him. He loves being outside. The very worst punishment I can give him is to take away his bike. He rides it all the time. Even if it is pouring rain. Blake is still figuring out exactaly who he is. He loves to be friends with everyone, even if they are not the best choices. He will know this and it will bug him what they do but he desperatly wants someone to ride bikes, swim, etc with. But Blake does have mostly good friends. He is starting to figure it out. He always wants to go out to eat. We go very little but that never stops him from asking. Even if we went out that day for lunch, he will ask about dinner. He likes to help me in the kitchen and mowing the lawn. His sisters said he is a very caring person when he wants to be:) We do have things we are working on, but over all Blake makes righteous decisions and can be very fun to be with. I am sure in the next couple of days I will think of a thousand more things, but this is Blake right now.