Saturday, July 11, 2009
Just a Great Kid
I often blog about Charlotte, I think because I spend more time with her than Ethan (he is always busy and likes it that way) and because she lets me take more pictures of her :) But I wanted to take some time to do a post all about my oldest baby. I know I have said it before but he really is an all around GREAT KID. I have never met anyone that makes friends as quickly as he does, and who just genuinely likes to be around people. He is always on the go, never stays in one place to long and often has his whole day planned out by 9am. The week before last Ethan spent his first week at Triple R Ranch, a christian overnight camp. Both Jay and I worked there as counselors in college and still stay in touch with many of the staff members. We were so excited for him to go and this was the first summer he was old enough to attend. I was a little concerned that he may get homesick, but we did not hear a single peep from him all week. I just considered no news was good news. When we got there to pick him up on Friday, he talked non-stop about all the fun he had. I asked him if he had missed us. He said, "Do you want me to tell the truth?" So our big 8 year old is independent and confident enough to spend an entire week away from home :( But it does show what kind of kid he is, doesn't it.
Also at the beginning of June, Ethan earned his junior Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Only 2 more tests until that coveted black belt-wow!
And, Ethan tried out for the Advanced Soccer Team for his age group and made it. He was blown away and is super excited to be on a traveling team that will go to tournaments. We are pretty proud of our Great Kid, and feel so blessed that God gave him to us.