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Birthday Interview... 7


Last year we started birthday interviews, which is a tradition I love. It's amazing how kids develop, grow, and change their 'favorites' from year to year. Today we're celebrating Lu's 7th birthday (!!) with an all-day extravaganza, and a big first--friends celebrating with us.
I'll be taking pictures throughout the day and sharing here how we celebrated our boy with an all-day-long surprise family date doing things he loves. Towards the afternoon, we'll be picking up some friends to join us. Happy 7th little dude, we love you!

*Where do you live? Blaine
*What is your favorite food? Thanksgiving dinner
*What is your favorite drink? pop
*What is your favorite color? red
*What is your favorite animal? dog
*What is your favorite book? Sonic
*What is your favorite toy? my cell phone (yes, it's a toy!)
*What is your favorite song? Jesus Loves Me
*What is your favorite thing to do inside? play on my tablet or make a fort
*What is your favorite thing to do outside? play with a friend
*What do you want to be when you grow up? a scientist
*What makes you sad? Spanks (second year in a row, haha)
*What makes you happy? dessert
*Where is your favorite place to go? Lincoln
*What is your favorite thing to do? visit grandparents
*Who are some of your friends? Gabe, Jayden, Proctors, Ian, and Austin
*What does mom always do with you? read
*What does dad always do with you? go for motorbike rides and rollerblade

New questions:
*What are you looking forward to this summer? June 21st (birthday)
*What do you like to take to bed with you? teddy
*What are you the best at? rollerblading
*What is your favorite season? summer
*What is your favorite movie? Sonic

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