Happy 7th Birthday, Alex!

Alex, oh Alex. He keeps getting older! Alex is a perfectionist. Normally that is not a problem because he can do things really well, but sometimes he cannot pick up on something the first try and it is really difficult to get him to keep trying. How do you motivate someone to be intrinsically motivated?! Alex is such a sweetheart though. I love having conversations with him. He has started telling jokes and I cannot believe how intricately his brain formulates thoughts. He is brilliant, but then reminds me that he is still a kid when he calls an apostrophe "a prepostrophe." He is quirky and likes weird things, e.g. his favorite color is black. But this crazy kid makes me so proud to be his mom. He is going to change the world.


Shelbey Neil said...

I GOT FAVORITE AUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally, Aunt Emily has been dethroned ;).

Seriously, I'm so weirdly excited by this.

Nathanael Neil said...


Jershelly said...

I lost track of your blog for a while but I was just thinking about you today and remembered it. :) Alex is so sweet! I love that he is most excited about 7 because it's one year away from being baptized. :)

Jershelly said...

I forgot to say that I love these videos that you make every year on their birthdays. I just might copy you. :)

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