Jakob is TEN

My sweet Jakob turned 10 on January 4th!  I love this boy so much!  How did he grow up so fast????

I wanted to share some answers from his VIP Interview that he did for his 4th grade class...

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Scientist

One adjective to describe yourself:  Smart

What are your favorite foods?  Orange Chicken, Pizza, Taquitos, BACON

What is your favorite band?  The Killers

What is your favorite car?  Corvette and Camaro

What is your favorite color?  Scarlet

Who is your role model in life?  Dad

If you had a million dollars what would you do?  Buy a mansion, a paintball gun, guards and a butler.

If you could live anywhere else where would it be and why?  Texas because everything is bigger in Texas!

What is your favorite sport?  Soccer

What is your favorite fruit?  Cherry

What is your favorite movie?  Wreck It Ralph and Hugo

If you could have a day off from school and your parents weren't home, what would you do?  Play DS and computer and have friends over

Jakob's birthday fell on a Saturday this year, and so we started the day off with a yummy breakfast of pancakes, eggs and lots of BACON - his favorite!  Then he opened his cards and presents before we headed off on our adventure for the day.  In true form, Jakob requested that we go and visit the California Science Center for his birthday, which is where the space shuttle Endeavour is on exhibit.  It was a really cool place, and like all museums, you can't see everything in ONE day...there's just too much there!  So I hope we will go again soon...

They have a really cool timeline that spans 3 walls of the exhibit showing each shuttle journey...  It was sobering to see the picture of the crew from the Challenger... I will never forget watching that terrible explosion in my 2nd grade class.  We took pictures next to the launches that were closest to the boys' birthdays... Jakob was sad about the Columbia...  That boy!  He got teary eyed and almost wouldn't let me take this picture.

Drew was happy to oblige...but Josh just wasn't feelin' it... little stinker.

I should have brought a wider angle lens with me...  This is my attempt to stitch together multiple images to get the whole shuttle...  It is ENORMOUS.

The big boys wanted to try the climbing wall...Jakob was super excited!  They had never done this before...

Both Drew and Josh gave a valiant effort...but only made it up part way...

Jakob FLEW up that wall like nobody's business!  I guess we found a new sport for him to try!

I love this picture... You can see his shaved eyebrows, his dimples, his freckle on the palm of his hand, and his quirky personality...


Hanson Family said...

Whst a fun birthday! I love the picture of the 4 boys!

Becky Sorenson said...

I can't believe he is 10! He is such a handsome and smart kid!!

Our family said...

Happy B-day Jakob!

I LOVE the star wall! Did you make those or buy them somewhere?