Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Micah's Birthday-Day

We were down to a week before Micah's birthday party and we all knew I needed to get down to business. Since he's doing Harry Potter, we wanted to do an invitation in that theme. However, not wanting to purchase invitations and being out of printer ink leaves one with few choices. After cruising around online, I got a great idea! "Owls!"
I burnt up the edges of paper and then wrote the message:

"Dear So-and-So, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted as a guest to Micah Barnett's Harry Potter birthday party. Students will be required to attend Saturday, February 25th, 1:30-3:00. All students must bring: 1. One wizard's wand, 2. An owl or a cat or a toad. Sincerely, Albus P.W.B. Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall"Micah woke up Monday, which just so happened to be President's Day, therefore a day off school and work! Look at that happy face. So sweet.

He was thrilled beyond belief that he got the Lego Hogwarts Castle. He's working on it in stages. It's a big project and he's loving it. Chad surprised him with a day out to eat lunch, 5 entire hours at Boondocks, and a Jazz game. What a day! I expected him to come home that night exhausted, but he was still excited about the day. He said it was the best day of his life.

Here are some things that make our Micah special:

*He is sympathetic with his friends and siblings when they are sad or hurt

*He is reading the Harry Potter series for the second time through! He loves it and would be happy to spend hours on his bed with his book.

*Micah is working on a notebook full of his own Super Mario World

*He enjoys going to our back field to explore and help collect "stuff" with Colin: an old couch, used construction name it!

*He likes to tease his parents about the fact that he has a crush on someone. In turn, Chad loves to tease him about the Jazz's NuSkin dancers when they go to games.

*He enjoys playing with boys as well as girls and has some nice friends

*He is in the great position in our family so that he and Colin have fun playing and discovering together, but he can also have a great time with his younger sisters playing

*He is really becoming responsible with practicing piano on his own. Most times, I don't even have to tell him he needs to do it, he'll go down on his own and try his best.

*He loves participating in Cub Scouts

*At bedtime, he will tell his parents the most heartfelt "I love you" in the world. Then he always wants a genuine hug. (And perhaps a kiss.)

*He is proud to invite his friends to church and has done so on numerous occasions.

We love you Micah, and are so glad you are ours.

1 comment:

Maren and Blake said...

We sure love Micah too. He is so sweet with his cousins. I hope my boys can follow his great example.