Our oldest turned 7 today. He is the most kind hearted, caring little boy. Clayton loves all sports and the stats of all games. His memory is amazing. What I love the most about him is that he truly appreciates the littlest things.
He asked to go to the indoor water park and to have a football theme. He has enjoyed every second of his birthday. We were walking back to the hotel room right after an evening of going down water slides and he looked up at me and said, "Mommy, this is the best birthday I've ever had in my whole entire life". This newly 7 year old is priceless.
He learned how to play Purdue's World's Largest Drum one night.
He brought us Christmas jammies one night and declared it family fun night. We had to go get hot chocolate (STARBUCKS!!) and drive around listening to Christmas music while we looked for Christmas lights. That's was followed by a nice relaxing movie night to kick off our winter break from school.
Joe covered the kids' doors in order for them to break out..
CJ thinks they're all crazy and he is making a run for it!
What do you do when there is no snow but you want to build a snowman? Use toilet paper rolls of course! At least, that's what Joe did!
He went fishing one day...but we aren't sure what he was fishing for...
He is not liking this weather...wishes it was a little more like the North Pole weather so he went looking for some place colder...and found it!
...and then decided to turn our milk green while he was in there!
There were a few days that he relaxed from his antics to lay around...once was a hammock
Another was when he decided to have a movie night of his own.
We only have 2 more nights with Joe this Christmas season. It sure has been fun and has definitely made this a:
CJ loves being in his walker. Over fall break, we replaced the carpet in our formal areas with wood laminate which allows CJ mobility in his walker in the entire downstairs. He will run from one end of the house to the other with his arms flailing, creaming at the top of his lungs, and giggling the whole time. When he gets going, we all stay out of his way, watch, and laugh with him. Enjoy these pictures of our wild man! (Hopefully this isn't a look into his future when he gets his driver's license!)