Last week was an awesome getaway birthday celebration at Great Wolf Lodge. The boys used their Halloween prize money and we all had the best time getting away and getting out our flip flops and swim attire in February!
It was so fun watching their independence as they buddied up 2 and 2 and conquered the indoor waterpark together. They’ve grown up so much! And it was nice because Brad and I were able to hang out for a chunk of the time while they went down the water coaster 55 times (but who’s counting). We spent time all together as well, and just enjoyed it all immensely.
We went during the week to take advantage of lower crowds, and the boys enjoyed the perk of free unlimited ice cream for their birthday! It was just an all-round great time celebrating nine years of LIFE that God has granted us with these four boys.
After our trip I wanted to capture a bit of their nine year old perspectives, so I interviewed them individually with these birthday questions.
20 Questions on Your Nine Year Old Birthday:
1. What Would You Do with a Million Dollars?
Henry: Give 10% to the Church, Put Some in my Account, Give to Others, and Put It On a Mortgage on a House
Brooks: Buy a Beat Up House and Make it Nice
Clark: Buy My Own Gym
Isaac: Give 10% to the Church, Make Care Packs for the Poor, Buy a Dunham Jersey (Butler), Write a Book, and Buy Season Tickets for 5 Years to Butler Basketball (Let’s Go Dawgs!)
2. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
Henry – Mechanical Engineer
Brooks – Olympic Runner
Clark – Pro Basketball Player
Isaac – College Basketball Player, Then a Coach, Then a Announcer on ESPN
3. What Do You Think Your Brothers Will Be When They Grow Up?
Henry: Brooks – Author; Clark – Farmer; Isaac – Basketball Player
Brooks: Henry – Engineer; Clark – Basketball Coach; Isaac – Basketball Player
Clark: Henry – Mechanical Engineer; Brooks – Soccer Player; Isaac – Basketball Player and Commentator
Isaac: Henry – Engineer; Brooks – Olympian Runner; Clark – Basketball Player and Coach
(Henry and Isaac clearly have their brothers convinced of their life goals.)
4. Where Do You Want to Live When You Grow Up?
Henry: Texas or Indiana
Clark: Mexico (If America Fails), Texas (If Not)
5. How Many Kids Do You Think You’ll Have?
Isaac: 3 or 4
6. What’s Something You are GREAT At?
Henry: Soccer and Baseball
Isaac: Being a Good Friend, Telling Others About Being a Christian
7. What’s Something Daddy Is GREAT At?
Henry: Web Design
Brooks: Teaching Us the Bible
Clark: Taking Care of Us When Mama Isn’t Here
Isaac: Getting Kids to Listen
8. What’s Something Mama is GREAT At?
Henry: Taking Care of Us
Brooks: Essential Oils
Clark: Taking Care of Us
Isaac: Taking Care of Us
9. What’s Something Daddy Likes to Do?
Henry: Hanging Out with Friends
Brooks: Website Designing
Isaac: Hanging Out with Friends
10. What’s Something Mama Likes to Do?
Henry: Take Care of Us
Clark: Take Care of Us
Isaac: Take Care of Us
(I think I might need some more hobbies.)
11. What’s Something You are Afraid Of?
Henry: Rattlesnakes (Reminder, We Live in Indiana.)
Brooks: Getting Sick
Clark: Losing You
Isaac: Scorpions (Again, We Live In Indiana With No Predators.)
12. What’s Something You are Proud Of?
Henry: My Country
Brooks: Running the Fastest in 2nd Grade
Clark: Being Good at Basketball
Isaac: I’m a Believer in Christ
13. What Was the Best Day of Your Life?
Henry: Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park and Riding on an Airplane
Brooks: When I Became a Christian
Clark: Going to Rocky Mountain National Park
Isaac: Going to Great Wolf Lodge
14. Where Would You Like to Visit?
Brooks: Africa or Australia
Isaac: Indiana…or Pennsylvania (This boy loves to be home and sleep in his own bed.)
15. What’s Your Favorite Thing to Do Outside?
Henry: Jump on the Trampoline (We had one for a couple of weeks.)
Isaac: Playing Sports
16. Who’s Your Best Friend?
Henry: Henry Guy
Clark: Isaac, My Sports Buddy
Isaac: Henry Guy
17. What’s Your Favorite Animal?
Henry: A White Cheeked Toroco
Brooks: A Dolphin
Clark: African Plated Lizard
18. What’s Your Favorite Food?
Henry: Fried Shrimp
Brooks: Key Lime Pie
Clark: Key Lime Pie
19. What’s Your Favorite Color?
20. What’s Your Favorite Movie?
Brooks: Star Wars: Episode VI
Clark: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Isaac: McFarland, USA
Again, these are their own words that they came up with individually not together. So fun to see their personalities and similarities/differences! Excited to see what Year Nine Brings!