Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Noah Daniel - Yesterday and Today

Today is Noah's 12th birthday!
Noah is an important part of this large family.
And an even more important part of this smaller family.
He was our 13th grandchild and 8th grandson.
And here's Noah 'through the years'.  (These pictures were taken approximately every 9 months.)

So you can see that Noah has been busy growing and maturing at a rapid rate.   I've written about how he's changed in previous posts.  You can check them out by clicking on the year:  2010, 2011, 2012, 20132014, and 2015. So now we're going to concentrate on Noah throughout 2015.
Here are some of his highlights:
He entered 6th grade where there are many more classes and more teachers and where they use their lockers much more than ever before but he still got almost straight A's.
He started band where he plays the baritone and is very good at it.
He continued with swim lessons which he enjoys.
He enjoyed playing baseball over summer and usually played right field or second base.
He's grown a LOT and is almost taller than his mom.
He used to be taller than Anna but she shot up all of a sudden and now she's taller again.
He and his family went to Louisville to spend almost a week with his cousins and aunt and uncle.
and he spent a week in Michigan with his dad at a beach house.
He went to Boy Scout camp where he enjoyed archery and swimming.
And now spends more time than ever outside playing basketball with his friends when it's warm enough.
And then of course there was that week in Gulf Shores with his mom's huge family.
We're very proud of Noah.  He's amazingly sweet and considerate and is a great and patient big brother to Clara and Eli.  He's always thoughtful, helpful, and cheerful; and he's smart and hard working, too.  We really couldn't be more proud of him.
All and all, it's been a good year for Noah and we're wishing him a very happy birthday and many more years even more amazing than the one he just had.   Happy Birthday, Noah!  We love you very much!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe that Noah is 12. I think I have him frozen at about 8 or so. He is such a great kid. I love him too!


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