Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Miles at Age 12



To read about Miles at age 11, click here.


1. What is your favorite color?  "Blue.  Royal blue."

2. What is your favorite toy?  "Rubik's cube!  Speed cube." 

3. What is your favorite fruit?  "Umm... that would probably be mango." 

4. What is your favorite tv show?  "I'm trying to think, Mom... I don't know.  Let me think... I don't know." 

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  "Uh... Probably whatever the cafeteria serves me." 

6. What is your favorite outfit?  "Some comfy dry-fit shirt with comfy dry-fit shorts." 

7. What is your favorite game?  "Probably Poetry For Neanderthals." 

8. What is your favorite snack?  "My favorite snack is whatever my mom bakes while I'm at school." 

9. What is your favorite animal?  "I gotta say my favorite animal is probably any kind of cat.  Cats are fascinating." 

10. What is your favorite song?  "Gotta be Guns and Ships." 

11. What is your favorite book?  "My favorite book is Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading." 

12. Who is your best friend?  "My best friend is Javier." 

13. What is your favorite breakfast?  "Probably some baked good my mom makes with bacon, sausage, eggs, and juice." 

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside?  "I like throwing my boomerang, I like running, I like kicking a ball or hitting a ball with a bat..."  

15. What is your favorite drink?  "Oh - all sodas mixed together." 

16. What is your favorite holiday?  "Christmas, no doubt." 

17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  "Well, I like taking my body, I like taking my blankets, turning on my lava lamp..." 

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for dessert?  "Anything my mom bakes is pretty good." 

19. What is your favorite dinner?  Freddy's or Grimaldi's." 

20. What do you want to be when you grow up?  "Right now I think I probably want to be A. an engineer, B. a coder, C. operate my mom's bakery, or D. someone who works at Starbucks." 


I am so blessed to be your mom, Miles.  You are an amazing, kind, generous, talented kid.  You will do incredible things in this world.


Saturday, August 28, 2021

Gisèle, age 14




1. Describe yourself.  "That's broad.  Um... I'd say I'm a creative person, umm... {long pause} I feel like I'm a very responsible person who can get the job done, so like, stable, well, relatively stable. I'm definitely an enthusiastic and passionate person about the things I love." 

2. What are you thankful for?  "Family.  Friends, as well, just everyone who has helped me get through the pandemic.  I think our pastor is really cool, too, so just everyone at our church who has helped me grow and develop my relationship with God." 

3. What makes you happy?  "Umm, being crazy makes me happy.  Doing things that are nuts every now and then.  Doing theater makes me happy.  Family game nights are fun."

4. What makes you sad or angry?  "Not eating." 

5. What do you want to be when you grow up?  "Is this a necessary question, Mom? Because I'm pretty sure you already know it.  Director/producer/actor." 

6. What's important to you?  "Family, friends, relationship with Christ, being able to do what I love and not be made fun of or criticized about it at all.  Being able to be myself." 

7. What do you love most about yourself? 
"Probably my drive. My drive to do things and to make sure that if I want to do something, I will go for it and I won't listen to anyone who tells me no."

8. What do you love most about your mom?  "Umm... I like how brave you are, Mom.  Just the fact that you're always there and always ready to try something new even if you don't have the energy at the time. You always want to try everything, go for everything, and try everything new.  You're always courageous." 

9. What do you love most about your dad?  "Probably how much he's like me. He's so much funnier than I am. He's hilarious at really weird points. I think I said this last year, but it's the same. He helps me embrace my inner crazy, but tone it back at the same time. He always makes me laugh." 

10. If you could go anywhere, where would you want to go?  "I really want to go to New York, but in comparison to other countries, it seems a little non-ambitious. I'd like to go everywhere, but if I could choose one place right now it would be New York." 

11. Who do you admire, and why? 
{loooong pause} "Well, I definitely admire you, of course. I admire you for your courage. I'm trying to think of other people I admire... ummm... probably Lin-Manuel Miranda just because he's an actor and he knows that he needs to create work for himself because every actor is unique. He recognizes that he has a unique voice. I aspire to be like him because I'd like to create my own work, also, and have people respond positively."

12. What do you want to learn more about?  "The film industry. Because I've never done films or participated in films except for that one commercial I participated in, in 2nd grade.  And I don't know if it is something I'd like to go into later."   

13. What's something you'd like to do to help someone else?  "Umm... I'd like to provide homes for the homeless.  Lately I've been seeing them a lot more often than before.  I see people who look like they're struggling. and I'd like to help them." 


14. What are you afraid of?  "Not being able to do everything I want to do.  Before I know it I'll die or be physically disabled, or too old, and I want to do as many things as possible before then."


15. If you could only keep one thing, what would you keep?  "Family." 


16. What's your favorite memory?  "That's really broad!  Can I just list some that I like?  I do remember when I was originally in Annie as Annie and I got a bouquet of flowers, and I stood on stage for my picture, and other people and parents wanted photos of me... you know that Cinderella song "This Is Love," well it was kinda like that." 


17. What are you proud of yourself for?  "I guess just my achievements.  I've done well in a lot of shows and school stuff, and academic-wise I'm a great student.  I'm a decent baker.  I'm proud of my variety of skills I excel at." 

18. What are you looking forward to?  "Umm... Probably college.  Being able to get my own dorm or apartment or something.  Just discovering, like, a life plan from there." 

19. What do you dream about?  "In my sleep I dream about really weird things that are super random." 

20. What else do you want to say?  "Umm... I'm thankful that I've gotten to age 14.  Not everyone gets to do that." 

Here's to my bold, brilliant, beautiful 14 year old!  You amaze me every day, and I'm so incredibly excited to see where you go and what you do from here.  



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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Miles At Age 11



To read about Miles at age 10, click here.



1. What is your favorite color? "Red."

2. What is your favorite toy? "Hmm... hmm... let's think. Um, my favorite toy... probably Nerf guns. If the computer doesn't count as a toy."

3. What is your favorite fruit? "Kiwi or mango. I can't decide."

4. What is your favorite tv show? "Either Captain Underpants, Teen Titans Go, or any cartoon that I like. Or Amazing World of Gumball."

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? "Hmm... let's think... umm... probably a toasted ham and cheese sandwich with lots and lots of mayo. Unless I can have hotdogs or hamburgers, then I would have that." 

6. What is your favorite outfit? "Probably my red Under Armour shirt with the Under Armour pants." 

7. What is your favorite game? "Either Monopoly or Bohnanza. Or Little Big Snake on the computer." 

8. What is your favorite snack? "Hmm... gummy worms if y'all let me have them."

9. What is your favorite animal? "Umm... black panther, peregrine falcon, or cheetah. Or cat - any type of cat."

10. What is your favorite song? "No clue! Can I skip? Hmm... Maybe You Can't Stop Me by Andy Mineo?" 

11. What is your favorite book? "Probably How to Eat Fried Worms."

12. Who is your best friend? "Umm... Emilio, Brian, Nathan, Dominic, Blessed, Rahim, Simian, and Lucas. And Jack."

13. What is your favorite breakfast? "Easy! French toast. French toast with sausage and orange juice."

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? "Probably pet stray cats, or be in a pool, or be in water, period."

15. What is your favorite drink? "Mountain Dew or Dr. Pepper. Probably Mountain Dew. And Orange Fanta." 

16. What is your favorite holiday? "Christmas. Big time." 

17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? "My body. My head. My pillow. My clothes. And my blanket. And my new tortilla blanket."

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for dessert? "Anything! Anything that's a dessert." 

19. What is your favorite dinner? "My favorite dinner would probably be, hmmm... brats, hot dogs, and hamburgers, or breakfast for dinner, like banana pancakes."

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? "Hmmm... a marshmallow. A marshmallow maker. Um, honestly, no clue. A video game tester or a food tester."


You are an incredible kid. So helpful, creative, and giving of your time and energy - and boy, do you have a lot of energy! I love watching you grow and learn. You are an amazing athlete, and so, so smart. Every day with you is an adventure. Happy birthday, Miles!


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