Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hank is 6!

I am so glad that this little boy--bright, funny, caring, and special--was born into our family six years ago. Happy Sixth Birthday to my sweet Hanky-boy!

On the night before his birthday, I took Hank out on a little date to the shaved ice shack where we got to spend a little time together and I asked him a few questions about himself.

Q & A with Hank Grover

Q. What is your favorite color?
A. "red and orange"

Q. What is your favorite movie?
A. "Tin-tin"

Q. What is your favorite thing to eat?
A. "French bread is my favorite thing to eat, but shaved ice is my favorite treat."

Q. What would you like to be when you grow up?
A. "policeman, fireman, tow truck man, garbage truck man, and pump truck man."

Q. What was the best part about being five?
A. "Disneyland"

Q. What are you looking forward to most about being six?
A. "Presents"

Q. What makes you so special?
A. "I help at stores. I'm good at chores. I'm smart."

Q. What is your favorite song?
A. "Mary, Mary"

Q. Where would you like to go on your mission?
A. "California"

Q. What is your favorite subject in school?
A. "Writing letters"

Q. Describe your idea of a perfect day.
A. "Everyday would be Christmas. But then Jesus would get sick because He would have too many treats because it's His birthday."

Hank's special day started bright and early--he came running downstairs at 5:45 a.m., ready to open presents. We sent him back to bed and held him off until 7:00. Then it was time to open up the presents!
Weird as it may sound, the boys love to watch Youtube videos of various peices of construction equipment and work trucks in action. Hank has become a bit of an officianado when it comes to trucks, so for his birthday he didn't just request the cheap-o kiddie trucks from Walmart. No sir. He asked for the real-deal German-made model trucks. He was in heaven when he opened his presents and discovered a working crane and a semi-truck with fork lift.
Dad bought Hank his first set of junior golf clubs--just in time for golf lessons next week.

Needless to say, Hank was spoiled rotten. He even got cash from Nana Z and a slip and slide from Nana Grover.

Hank and Max decorated Hank's chocolate birthday cake by themselves.

Max helped Hank blow out the candles just a little.

Instead of a typical birthday party, Hank chose to celebrate his birthday with an over-nighter at a hotel. The boys got to swim in the hotel pool until late-late, and then they even got to stay up eating candy and popcorn while watching Home Alone 2 from the hotel room. In the morning, it was breakfast and more swimming. Hank was not happy when it was finally time to get out of the pool, check-out, and head home--I guess that means the party was a success!

Here's to another awesome year with my favorite Hanky-pants! Happy Birthday!

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