- Sun, Mar 10, 2013 /
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Andrew is 5 year old!! Hard to believe 5 years have passed since Andrew made us a mom and dad, but on the flip side, it’s hard to remember life without him. It’s funny that right around his birthday, March Madness kicks off because the kid is so into basketball right now. He’s taking his first basketball lessons right now at the Fargo Basketball Academy. He’s excited to play a real game this week. He’s off to Kindergarten this fall. We went through the registration already, so he’s all set to be a school-ager. He is very focused on numbers…always counting everything, keeping track of the score at games and counting down the time, etc. We’re amazed by his addition and subtraction skills over and over. He will figure out the point spread of a game, even into double digits sometimes. He gets that from his dad.
We had a triple celebration again this year. The Axness kids came for a visit this weekend prior to Andrew’s birthday. Andrew and Leah always have fun with them and at bedtime on the day they left Andrew was so sad because he was lonely without his cousin Isaac.
Since Ryan was gone on Andrew’s actual birthday to the Summit League tourney, we celebrated with a trip to Space Aliens, which was Andrew’s pick since they have the arcade games.
We went to Sammy’s on the actual big day. Leah and mom were there. Nana and Papa drove down from Crookston, and of course Papa Pete and Grandma Teresa were there. Andrew also got to invite one friend, so we had his buddy from Pre-K Benson come with. They had a great time and even played a few games of memory while the adults visited. We like the fun little tradition of sitting up at the front round table -- a place we normally don’t sit. Andrew switched it up this year on his pizza choice and did Kosher instead of his usual favorite pepperoni.
Some of Andrew’s favorites:
Teams: NDSU Bison, MN Timberwolves, Vikings, Steelers (likes their Logo)
Foods: Homemade BBQ’s, Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Cereal and ice cream sandwiches
Songs: Bison Fight Songs and School Song, Anything on the Kidz Bop CDs (Favorite is Close to You aka the “Force Field” song) – he sings along
Activities: Playing basketball, Cutes and Ladders, with his Football Guys figurines, games on the Kindle, restaurants with arcades, bowling
TV Show/Movie: Rookie of the Year – basically sums him up funny and sports-related, Scooby Doo, Wipe Out, Toy Story, but would prefer a live game over anything else.