I honestly don’t know how it happened, but today, our Cullen turns 10. He officially has lived with us longer than time we have left before he leaves for college. Yea, let that one sink in for a minute.
As I started with C last year, his birthday personality is now his story to share:
Favorite Food: McDonald’s Ice Cream
Color: Electric Green
Best thing that happened: Got $100 in cash for my birthday and going to the Great Wolf Lodge
Favorite Subject: Math, sometimes. Other times, probably language arts.
Favorite Book: The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
TV Show: Dude Perfect, You vs Wild, Planet Earth, and when I get to sneak back downstairs to watch The Goldberg’s with you guys
Favorite Song: I don’t know because I have a lot, that is the problem…. but I like Monody by the Fat Rat, Fly by Marshmallow, Burn the House Down by AJR and Amen by Panic at the Disco and Testify by NeedtoBreathe
Best Friend: I just have a good group of a lot of friends.
Favorite part of the day: Lacrosse practice
Favorite activity: Lacrosse and playing in the woods
What do you want to be when you grow up: Professional athlete
Place you want to go: Iceland – but we are already doing that this fall.
Makes you laugh: Bennett
Really good at: Lacrosse
Need to work on: Survival skills
What makes you happy: My family
Describe yourself: Smart, Strong, Kind
Cullen, my love,
We am so grateful for the gift of your life. You have made the first decade of this whole parenting thing so easy for us because you are such a good kid. We couldn’t be more proud of the young man you are. You nailed it when you described yourself as smart, strong and kind because you are indeed all three.
You had no trouble switching schools this year and with minimal help on our end, have not had an average on your report cards lower than a 96. You are physically strong and a great athlete, but also strong as a leader to your brothers, humble in your spirit and gentle in your actions. You are so very kind and we rarely worry about you making a decision that will hurt another. I love playing lacrosse with you, sharing our love for the written word and answering all the thoughtful questions you ask. Daddy loves exploring new music with you, talking sports and telling jokes. Your brothers just love to do whatever you are doing, all the time.
We are so lucky we were chosen to be your family and love you so so much. Happy 10th Birthday our darling son!