New Year’s Interview – 2015

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Time for 2015 interview with the kids!  Maybe this will jumpstart my motivation to blog again?

Past Years:

2009

2010

2011

2014

So here we go for 2015:
IMG_8624ALEX – age 13.5
Favorites:

• breakfast – doughnuts

•vegetable – That’s a tough one.  Um, tomatoes and peppers when used in salsa.

• toy – Do gaming systems count?  My favorite toys is the X-box or Wii-U if including gaming systems.  If not, then my favorite toy is my Perplexes.

• TV Show – Big Bang Theory.

• game – Assuming video games count, I’d say Minecraft.

• book – Wesley the Owl

• restaurant – Maggiano’s

• holiday – Christmas

• animal – Either the barn owl or the snowy.

If you could change your name, what would
you choose?

I’d stick with my current name.

What do you love about each person in our family?

Emma reminds me that it’s okay to be young (oh, and she is awake).  Autumn reminds me that with enough determination, anything is possible.  Izzy shows me that a small package can have a lot of power.  Jackson reminds me that there is a time to be independent.  Mom shows me that just because a task is daunting doesn’t mean it’s impossible.  She does that everyday by taking care of us kids.  And dad shows me that just because you’re busy doesn’t mean that you can’t devote time to other things.  And Nova reminds me of the power of devotion.

Where would you like to go on vacation this year?

I’d really like to go to Great Wolf Lodge, but if I could choose anywhere, I would really like to go on vacation in the UK.

What are some of your wishes for this year?

World peace and a sandwich.  I’d also like to volunteer for a raptor rehabilitation center.

IMG_8651JACKSON – age 10

Favorites:

• breakfast – Biscuits and gravy

• vegetable – Spinach that dad makes

•drink – Chocolate milk

• toy – the X-box

• TV Show – Chima

• game – Terraria

• book – The Minecraft Handbooks

•restaurant – Olive Garden before they changed

• holiday – Christmas

•animal – Dolphin

If you could change your name, what would you choose?

I like my name how it is.

What do you love about each person in our family?

I like that they are my family.

Where would you like to go on vacation this year?

North Carolina

What are some of your wishes for this year?

I want to see a shooting star or a meteorite.  And I want to beat some of the bosses in Terraria.

IMG_8194IZZY – age 7.5

Favorites:

•breakfast – I like doughnuts!

•vegetable – broccoli

• drink – My body likes water.

•toy – My Perplexus.

• TV Show – My Little Pony

• game – I like my Spirograph.

• book – My SAM books.

• restaurant – I’m going to go with Autumn, Fazoli’s.

• holiday – My birthday!!!

• animal – Lion.  No, actually bald eagle.

If you could change your name, what would you choose?

I like the name Aerus.

What do you love about each person in our family?

I’m going to do individual people.  I like Jack because he’s always willing to play… well most of the time.  I like Alex because he gives me help when I need it.  I like Autumn because she’s so creative.  I like Emma because she’s always willing to play everyday.  I like you, mommy because you are my teacher and you’ve raised me since I was a newborn.  I like daddy because he works hard to earn our money so we can live in our house and have the food we eat.  I like Nova because he’s always there when you need someone to talk to.

Where would you like to go on vacation this year?

Wisconsin

What are some of your wishes for this year?

That Nova stays longer.  And that I get old enough to play Minecraft cause it looks fun.

IMG_8346AUTUMN – age 5

Favorites:

•breakfast – pancakes and hot chocolate

•vegetable – tomatoes

• drink – hot chocolate

•toy – my doll that I got for Christmas

• TV Show – My Little Pony

• game – Mariocart Wii

• book – Phoebe’s Sweater

• restaurant – Fazoli’s

• holiday – Christmas… or my birthday… BOTH

• animal – dolphin

If you could change your name, what would you choose?

Chrystalina

What do you love about each person in our family?

Because they love me back.

Where would you like to go on vacation this year?

The beach.

What are some of your wishes for this year?

That me and Zoe are sisters.

IMG_8374_2EMMA – age 2 (her first year answering for herself!)

Favorites:

•breakfast – Maybe some yogurt.  Pancakes are my favorite breakfast.

•vegetable – Peas.

• drink – Yogurt.

•toy – That one is mine.

• TV Show – Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

• game – Puzzles

• book – Clifford the Big Red Dog

• restaurant – Chicken

• holiday – Trick or treat!

• animal – Nova

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New Year’s Interview – 2014

IMG_2394I’ve done this interview with the kids in the past and LOVE tolook back over them.  I’m sad that I skipped the past year or two, so I’m gonna welcome 2014 with the interview!

Past Years:

2009

2010

2011

So here we go for 2014:
ALEX – age 12.5
Favorites:

• breakfast – cinnamon rolls

•vegetable – corn on the cob

• toy – Kindle

• TV Show – Transformers Prime

• game – Minecraft

• book – Wesley the Owl

• restaurant – Maggiano’s

• holiday – Christmas

• animal – Owl

If you could change your name, what would
you choose?

I like my name the way it is.

What do you love about each person in our family?

Well, Jackson is really creative.  Izzy is quite intelligent.  Autumn is creative as well.   Emma, she is still learning.  Dad is very reliable.  And mom is always there when you need her.

Where would you like to go on vacation this year?

Great Wolf Lodge!

What are some of your wishes for this year?

This year, I hope to actually see our owl friend in the daylight.  I’ve never seen his plumage, and it would be quite interesting to observe.

JACKSON – age 9

Favorites:

• breakfast – Eggs and ham

• vegetable – Kale

•drink – Root beer

• toy – LEGO Hive Crawler

• TV Show – My Little Pony

• game – Wii Lego Ninjago

• book – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

•restaurant – Olive Garden

• holiday – My birthday

•animal – Dolphins

If you could change your name, what would you choose?

Frost

What do you love about each person in our family?

That they are my family!

Where would you like to go on vacation this year?

Great Wolf Lodge!

What are some of your wishes for this year?

That my birthday is a good one.

IZZY – age 6.5

Favorites:

•breakfast – IKEA cinnamon rolls

•vegetable – broccoli

• drink – chocolate milk

•toy – LEGO Evo

• TV Show – My Little Pony

• game – LEGOs

• book – Tiptoes Lightly

• restaurant – Red Robin

• holiday – Christmas!!!

• animal – Lion

If you could change your name, what would you choose?

I like Bella.

What do you love about each person in our family?

Jack is great with LEGOs.  Alex likes reading.  Autumn is creative.  Emma is cute.  Mom and dad care for me.

Where would you like to go on vacation this year?

The Beach! Actually LegoLand.

What are some of your wishes for this year?

That everyone has a good year.

AUTUMN – age 4

Favorites:

•breakfast – cinnamon rolls

•vegetable – mashed potatoes

• drink – orange juice

•toy – Snow White doll

• TV Show – Dora the Explorer

• game – Wii Dancing with Dora

• book – Diego book

• restaurant – Red Robin

• holiday – When we go to Trader Joe’s

• animal – Bears

If you could change your name, what would you choose?

Izzy!

What do you love about each person in our family?

Because they love me!

Where would you like to go on vacation this year?

To Halloween!

What are some of your wishes for this year?

That My Little Pony was with us.

EMMA – age 1

Favorites:

•breakfast – eggs

•vegetable – mixed veggies

• drink – mama’s milk

•toy – doll

• TV Show – What’s a TV!?

• game – Itsy Bitsy Spider

• book – Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

• restaurant – Mama’s!

• holiday – Everyday!

• animal – Nova