Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Zach Attack!!

Today, Zachary is 8 years old. What a cool age when you are a boy. Lots of new stuff happening during that year....you get to ride your bike and scooter in the cul de sac.....no more booster car seat!!!....you can ride in the front seat when going to Miss Candy's house (only a few blocks, but still...)....you will learn multiplication and division and get introduced to real fractions (he loves math)...and you will begin reading a whole new level of books! 8 is Great!!!
Yesterday we took Zach shopping and he did really well with his birthday money. He bought a scooter (above), a couple of Lego sets...
and 8 Bakugan and a case to keep them in. (not sure about these toys)He chose Burger King for lunch (typical 8 year old fare) and we took his sister, cousin and nephew to the movie. Look at these pics I tried to get. The girls are so sweet and posing so nice. The boys are total goofballs! I love it!The movie was very cute and had a plot twist that was a total surprise. TJ had never been to the movie theatre before and did extremely well.
So here are some things about Zach you may or may not know....
He is a BIG Mama's boy! His middle name is Brendan (after his Mama) which is fitting. When I say Mama's boy I do not say it lightly!!His smile is always there for you and those caterpillar eyebrows still captivate! He moves them around when he talks...very talented eyerows.He loves to garden.He is a whiz at math, but hates to write.He could count money at 4 and may end up an investment banker. (He wanted to save his birthday money)I think he will be an engineer though. He has the patience of Job where building and creating are concerned.He pays great attention to detail.
You will find Zach in the strangest places, but always close by....He is not at all selfish and will share even brand new toys without a fuss. I told Charlotte last night to leave his stuff alone, those are his new birthday toys. He said, "It's ok mom, she can play with them." He taught me!Along with being unselfish, Zach is always grateful. He always says thank you. Yesterday he told his Grandma thank you for shopping and lunch. He said, "You sure do love your grandchild." He is not just grateful, he recognizes sacrifice. Bringing Zachary into our family was the best thing we ever did. I told my mom that yesterday. He is a wonderful spirit, that boy. His only real down side is his temper. We are working on that.
Today, we will celebrate with dinner and cake. Bud and Rachel are bringing the kids over for an over night and to help us celebrate Zachary.
Happy Birthday, My Zachary!!!!We Love You!!!
Mom and Dad

15 comments:

Marilyn R said...

Happy Birthday Zach! Yes, I see an engineer in in too!

Fruit of her hands said...

Bren~ Tell Zachary Happy Birthday from Me...What a nice young man he is turning into. I know what you mean about the liking Math and not liking to write, that's how Matthew is. Great pictures of your day yesterday. Sounds like everyone had fun. We are taking Dylan school shopping today and hope to have as much fun as you did with your family.
Blessings,Joann

DeNiece Barnes said...

Bren i just wanted to stop in and tell Zach happy birthday and I am so glad that he enjoy his day out, I will be taking my children to see G-force hopefully next week. It sounds as if you guys had so much fun, You have a beautiful family the pictures were wonderful.

Crispy said...

Happy Birthday Zack. Boys, the are always such goof balls LOL.

Crispy

Crispy said...

Happy Birthday Zack. Boys, the are always such goof balls LOL.

Crispy

Niki RuralWritings said...

Happy Birthday to the "big guy" Zach!!! Loved all the pictures of you that your mum posted, Zach. You've grown so much since our visit last summer,
Praying you have a blessed and happy 8th year.
Love
Niki

NeeCee said...

Awww, Happy Birthday, Zach. You are turning into quite the Godly young man.

Andrea Cherie said...

Bren, you just about had me in tears by the end of this post~ Happy Birthday, Zachary!

Donetta said...

Happy Birthday Zack I am so glad you were born.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Zachary. Love your new Lego sets. Hope your day was filled with loads of fun.

Winona said...

Bren, please tell Zach happy birthday from us. He was born on a good date, since it is our anniversary too.(grin) Sounds like an engineer in the making. Hope he had a great birthday. Lovely tribute you posted to him. Have a good evening. Winona

Angela said...

Precious! You will stay young forever with these 2.

Sweet P said...

Belated Happy Birthday Zach! You are truly a fine young man.

Kelley said...

Happy Belated Birthday Zach!
What a fine young man you are turning into!
And how lucky for you to have such a wonderful mom and dad!

Guðrún said...

I am so late but I still want to say Happy birthday to Zach!