This year, Tyler's birthday was on a Saturday, so we ate lunch with him at school on Friday. I also brought M&M cookies for his class. Saturday, we had a nice lunch with my dad. Angie and her b/f Jon also came. We had O'Charley's, Tyler's favorite. We went home and I planned to make cupcakes. I turned on the oven to pre heat it while I mixed the batter. When I went to put them in, the oven was still stone-cold.
Long story short, something in the oven had stopped working. We were able to fix it after a couple of days, so no big deal in the end, but we had to make due with store bought cupcakes.
Gifts and his Gaga's favorite potato soup finished the day! Almost. After he went to bed, he actually started throwing up! :( Poor guy. He actually had a stomach bug (or something) twice in two weeks!
So who is Tyler at 8 years old?
He's a smart cookie. He is a solid A student at school, maybe one B in handwriting (he got that curse from me). He was slipping on his reading tests a little, so we started working harder on reading comprehension and now he's right back to his high scores.
He still loves all things electronics. We used to limit "screentime" with him, but we've slowly let that go. It's just what he likes. He's no couch potato and he does play games and read some too, but he's just not into toys too much.
He does love a collection. Yo Kai Medals, Pokemon cards, and stuff animals are just a few of the things he's collecting right now. We just got him a new bed to help fit all his animals! He insists on toting a bunch downstairs every day, so we got him a little grocery bag (TMNT of course) to carry them in.
Still a picky eater! That really hasn't changed much. I'm still hoping that he'll expand his food likes someday.
He weighs 52 lbs and is 4 ft tall. He's smaller than average, but right on track for him.
He tells a great story, he's so darn cute! Especially right now, because he's missing a couple teeth (see evidence of this cuteness in the pics).
I love him to bits, that sweet, sensitive, smart little man!
|Checking out his bday loot|