Elijah at 10--
You love Minecraft and Pokemon like all the other kids on the planet.
You are enthralled with Grampy's old iPad and have figured out how to make videos. You have your own YouTube channel (Science Kidz) and you post videos related to science and other things on there. You are pretty proud of your videos and subscribers and can't wait until something "goes viral."
You like Tae Kwon Do. Master Mercer is one of your favorite people. You have severe anxiety about the kids only class, so we do the adult class together. You are moving on up and are an Orange Belt. You have come a long way since January--your flexibility slowly improves and you are getting much better at balancing and picking up new combinations.
You are still a great swimmer and love the beach and pool. You weren't at all interested in boogie boarding this year.
You have pulled away from Nana and Granny. You still love them, but you are perfectly content hanging out at home. You don't crave time with your granparents like you have in the past.
You are the only one that will reliably talk on the phone with daddy. You will always chat with him for a few minutes when he calls. You rarely want to call him which hurts my heart. I wish you had a better relationship with dad.
You don't have many close friends at school You don't get invited to birthday parties often and have only been asked on one playdate. You don't fit in with the "jock" factor that is in your class. For the second year in a row you've decided that rather than risk a birthday party, that you'd rather just go to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.
This year your conquered Apollo's Chariot and you did it solo! You also rode Loch Ness Monster about 6 times.
You love to read and Warriors is your favorite series. You've reread the Wimpy Kids at leas 5 times through. You still love to read with me at bedtime and right now we're working our way through the Tomb Quest series.