Alex, my first-born, turned 13 yesterday. I know, it is out of control and scary. I don't know if I can cope--seriously, when did this happen? It seems like he has always been a kid and will always be a kid. I need to realize he's growing up!
Alex has always been a sweet boy. His disposition is to be happy and easy-going but under the surface hides a bit of a control freak and a sarcastic self-perfectionist. He reminds me A LOT of myself. He is more like me than Martin that way. When he was a baby he started talking at 10 or 11 months and I remember he could tell me his colors at 12 months. I think that is first-child syndrome, but he was an early talker. Walking, on the other hand, didn't come until shortly before 16 months, as with all my kids. He was so much fun when he was little. He was my little best friend and went everywhere with me. He had, and still has, a very infectious smile and laugh. When we moved to the Seattle area he got me through the tough times and I depended on him a lot. He is still a rock that I look to for support and he only gets stronger with age. I can't wait to see him get more mature and watch him become a man. He knows when to be serious and when to goof off and he respects people. He has the funniest sense of humor and can make me laugh at the oddest of times when I'm least expecting it. I hope you all can get to know Alex. I feel like he has a lot to give as a person. Happy Birthday Alex!
An interview with a 13 year old:
What is your favorite:
1. Food? Mexican
2. Music group? Linkin Park
3. Thing to do? Play sports, especially baseball.
4. Subject at school? Math
5. Animal? Dogs, especially huskies.
6. Actor? Steve Carell
7. Place? Utah
8. Color? Blue
9. Song? "Somebody Told Me" by the Killers
10. TV show? The Office
11. Movie? Harry Potter (any one)
12. Team? Yankees (Seriously? Who knew?)
Where would you like to serve your mission? Japan
Some of Alex's favorite things: Guitar Hero, good chocolate (milk chocolate), movies, alternative music, playing outside with friends, family, food, sleeping (he sleeps all the time), playing the piano.
Alex catching some sweet air.