Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Interview With a 10 Year-Old Boy

I thought I would interview Michael and see how his 10 year-old self would answer these questions.  I did not give him any directions-just sat down and asked him the question and wrote down whatever he said without comments. It only took us 5 minutes to complete the whole list so he spit out answers very quickly!

Michael-I had so much fun listening to what you had to say.  I'm so proud of you!  Happy birthday, my little man. We love you SOOOO MUCH!

My name is Michael
I am
10 years old.
I live in
Southlake, TX
My house is
104 Regent Ct.
I live with
Dumbo, Fatty, Mom and Dad

My mom’s name is Katherine
She is
36 years old.
She weighs
189 pounds.
Her favorite thing to do is
play with Marky
She does not like to deal with us when we are rowdy
She likes to eat
She likes to drink
I like it when she
plays with me

My dad’s name is Michael
He is
39 years old.
He weighs
236 pounds
His favorite thing to do is
play soccer
He does not like to
He likes to eat pizza
He likes to drink beer
I like it when he plays soccer with me
I love it when Mom or Dad cooks

My favorite food to eat is apples
I don’t like to eat meatloaf
My favorite place to eat is Kobeya
I like to order fried rice, shrimp and steak
My favorite color is pink
What makes me happy? When mom stays home from work
What makes me sad? When mom has to go to work
What I’m afraid of
are spiders
What is my favorite thing to do? Play soccer
What I wish for is
for more wishes

If I could go anywhere, I’d go to Asia
My favorite holiday is Christmas
My favorite toy is XBox
My favorite animal is a donkey
My favorite book is
Big Nate
My favorite song is I don’t know
My favorite game is Call of Duty
My favorite thing to do at school is recess
When I grow up I want to be a professional athlete
I love Mom and Dad

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Michael's 10th Birthday Party!

We had Michael’s birthday party yesterday at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco.  I thought it was a lot of fun, and I think him and his friends had fun.  We watched FC Dallas beat the Houston Dynamo 3-2.  It was a very exciting game – FC Dallas scored 2 in the first half, Dynamo scored 2 in the first part on the 2nd half to tie it.  FC Dallas came back and scored their 3rd goal with 1 minute left in regulation time (is there such a thing as regulation time?).  

There was a big group of Houston fans making lots of noise with their drums and various other instruments.  After their team scored, they chanted F--- You, Dallas.  One of the boys thought they were chanting FC Dallas and asked why the Houston fans switched their allegiance. Let me tell you, those Houston fans were classy with a capital “C.”

Then we came home and the boys played outside. Matthew was such a good big brother.  He played with Mark and let Michael hang out with his buddies.

Mark loving the swing...

 Mark loving the tire swing...

Mark loving the slide...

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Break

My parents came over to visit for Spring Break!  Here's what we've been up to lately.

We went to dinner at Kobeya after I picked them up from the airport.  This is Michael's favorite place to eat and he can put down some fried rice and shrimp.

We also ate at Om in Carrollton.  I love this place.  It's Korean barbecue that you cook yourself at the table.  They have awesome short ribs. And it's all you can eat.  Delish!

Both boys had a soccer game - one of the only days that was cold, windy and drizzle-y. Matthew's game was in the morning.  Michael's game was in the evening.  They played for 20 minutes and the referee called the game because of lightening.  Funny, but every other team continued to play.  Ref must have had a date or something.

The weather has been awesome so we tried to be outside as much as we can before it gets way too hot. We hung out at the Southlake Square and I did a little shopping.

They love to wrestle...

You can tell that Mark and Matthew were thrilled about having his picture taken.

We went to the Dallas Arboretum for the Dallas Bloom exhibit.  It was gorgeous.  Love all the colorful tulips and flowers. After that, we thought we would head out to the Ft. Worth Zoo, but when we got off the freeway, there was a line about a mile long to get in to park.  We decided to skip it and then found out the it was half price day. If I had known, I would not have even attempted the trip. Craziness.

More wrestling...

Lunch at McDonald's after the Arboretum

Just hanging out with Poh-poh and Gong-gong most of the time