Sunday, March 9, 2008

Stephen...our seventh child

Christmas 2007

Stephen is ....Spider Man

Stephen, Jonathan, Stitch, James, Lilo, and William

Stephen is 5 years old and his birthday is October 16th. He is 1 year and 11 months younger than James. Stephen is very quite and can be a loner. He is a literal thinker...which can be hard in our house and at times keeps him questioning us. I'm sure some of it has to do with the fact he is 5 sometimes, I think he may be smarter than the rest of us?! He is a bright boy and always thinking and amazing me. Like the other day when James and I were working on school and James who is 1st grade couldn't give me the answer. Well, there sat Stephen who I didn't think was listening and he just spouted out the answer. Yes, he had the answer right and that made James upset..James really didn't know the answer. Glad I have another year before he starts school, I'm going to have to get ready for this one. He also loves Awana at church and learning the memory verses. He can learn his verse after telling it to him once. He always wants to learn more than one at a time but, they can only say one a week. He just doesn't understand why they can't say more. Then , there is Stephen's other side the BLONDE side, he can be so ditzy. We laugh at the fact he just sails through life as we all look out for him..... like wearing his socks into the tub, taking his plate from the table after dinner but walks on it into the playroom with it, and asking him to hand you something he is holding and then he says "where is it?" Duh! These things happen often. You just got to love him because then he can laugh at himself...he thinks he is so funny and he is! He is so much fun and keeps me on my toes. Other things about Stephen he loves to build Lego's, play football with Madison, his favorite animal is the Cheetah, and he loves Spider man. Stephen is also very good at the PlayStation and game boy, like way to good. He can master a game and beat all levels in know time. We have to limit the time he has on these games, more than we do the other children. He would play them all the time, the other children just play once in a while. He gets to play several times a week, his favorite games are Lego Star wars and Sonic. When we are out people ask if Stephen is a twin with James or Jonathan. Stephen is tall and when you put them together they are all about the same size. Stephen also loves to watch movies with the family, all piled up under blankets to cuddle with me or one of his sisters. He has the biggest blues eyes and sweetest smile. I wonder at times what Stephen will be when he grows up....last week he said a policeman. I know he will be great at whatever he does. Maybe, he will do something to make a lot of money and take care of his Mama and Daddy in their old age.....if not I hope one of the others will...hint-hint KIDS! Just kidding! God has always taken care of us and we are so thankful for His many blessings! We have been given more than we deserve. Matthew 6:26


Sunny said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love meeting other T21 moms! I also am hoping to homeschool my kids. Give me a few years, and I'll probably be coming to you for some advice :)

The Journey Begins Here said...

I just love your family. Stephen looks much older than 5. I love the hair!

If you notice, I am blonde. I joke about my small brain, my blonde old brain?! Anyway, I looked up the Matt. verse and thought, that just can't be right. Then looked at your post again...I laughed out loud. I had looked up Matt. 26:6!

Have a good Tuesday. Theresa