The Noah turned 7 on St. Patrick's Day. These pictures I took back in February are a pretty good impression of him.
The Noah is 7 and moving up to the second grade has been good for him. His report card last week showed him at grade level for second grade and he really enjoys this teacher as well. It's the same teacher Cory had for second grade. He still misses his first grade teacher and friends though. He's so outgoing he had made plenty in just the 4 months he was in that class.
Fun story, I've really had more time to consistently volunteer this year now that the girls are in preschool and last week when I showed up they were talking about Alaska and glaciers. So I was able to pull up this blog post about our trip last summer and Noah was the star of all the photos while I explained to his classmates about the glacier and how it worked.
Nana and Papa brought him a scooter for his birthday. He was immediately trying to pop wheelies with it. And then rode through the mud puddles. This one loves the outdoors and doing all the things. He played soccer last fall for the first time and was one of the more aggressive kids on the team. It helped of course that he was almost a head taller than most of the rest of his team and a lot of kids on the other teams too!
With Cory being three years older he often feels like he doesn't get to do the same things because he is younger. It's hard to wait when you want to try all the cool things that your older brother gets to do. So in a few things he gets to do things early (like skiing!), but other things he has to wait. It's hard being the middle child. I'm hoping to get a weekend with just he and I in a month when Cory goes to a camp and the girls go with my parents.
Noah's good buddy from school last year and Awana came for his birthday dinner. Noah couldn't open the box with his present in it... so he tried to use his teeth. He was successful.
More nerf bullets for his Zombie nerf gun. Boys!
The saying on his shirt is rather appropriate, "Wild is my middle name" courtesy of our trip to Alaska last summer. And the birthday boy requested ice cream sundaes for dessert rather than cake. We are nothing if not unconventional in our family!
Overall Noah is a caring and compassionate boy. He hates it when anyone is sad or hurt in a movie and cries for them. He's old enough to understand a little of what's going on in the world and cares about the people we hear about on the news in the car.
I love you Noah! Never lose your love for people and you'll go far in life!