Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy 13th Birthday, David

Last year on this date I wrote this post in honor of our 7th grandchild's twelfth birthday.

Today he is 13 years old and we're wishing him the happiest birthday ever.

Last night I called David and 'interviewed' him. Consequently, here's a little insight into what he's all about.

Are you excited that you're turning 13 tomorrow?



That means I'll be out of the preteens and become a teenager.

What will you miss about being 12?

Having less homework.

What sports do you play and which is your favorite?

I play basketball, volleyball, and I swim.

(Interviewer's Note: I have pictures of David playing soccer, football and baseball; but none of him playing basketball, volleyball, or swimming.)

Which is your favorite and why?

My favorite sport is definitely basketball because in running up and down the court you get really physically fit and I just really like the game.

What do you like best about Boy Scouts?

I like the projects but most of all, I like the camping trips.

Do you have regular chores?

Sometimes I help with Zachary (his 2-year-old brother) and sometimes I empty the litter box but mostly I only do these on weekends because I don't have any time during the week.

When you do have downtime, what's your favorite leisure activity?

Playing Halo with my brother, Matthew.

Do you still work on your website?

I do but mostly now we do videos for You Tube. ( )

What's your favorite subject in school?


If you had to choose right now what you want to be when you grow up, what would it be?

An Air Force fighter pilot.

You've lived in and visited lots of different parts of the country. Which is your favorite?

Ft. Benning Georgia because I had lots of friends and we had a big playground behind our house. Grant and Evan (cousins) lived on the other side of the playground and we played together all the time.

What else can you tell me about yourself?

I go to Lake Braddock school and I'm a Patrol Leader in Boy Scouts which is kind of a big deal.

And where are you going for your birthday dinner tomorrow night.

We're going to Outback.

And here's another interesting fact about David. He loves the Colts!

But the very most interesting facts about David include his maturity, kindness, and awesomeness. We're incredibly proud of him and grateful to have him for a grandson.

Happy Birthday, David. Here's hoping it's a stellar year!


  1. Such a great post, I love the interview portion. How fun! I can't believe he's an "official" teenager. wow!! All of the pictures were awesome and I really enjoyed how they matched the questions. Great job! Happy Birthday, David! We love you so much!

  2. I saw this post pop up on my reader early today, but I wanted to wait until I had the proper time to read, digest, look at pictures, etc. I love your birthday posts. But I especially love this new interview thing. Isn't it funny how much a lid can change in one year? He sounds like a very special kid. And you should all be very proud. Happy Birthday, David! (As an aside, I'm from Baltimore. The Colts comment made me cringe just a little. LOL)

  3. This was so much fun to read! (I loved the interviewer's note about the sports photos!)

    He'll make a great fighter pilot!

    Happy Birthday, David!

  4. This is awesome!!! I like the picture under the air force pilot! Thanks Grandma!!! Thanks for the birthday wishes!!


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