Seven is a good age. Jac has found some independence and a lot of success this year. I see the independence when he wants to ride his bike by himself, or when he pulls his hand away when I try and hold it. I cheer a little for him when he does these things. I love that he is a boy at heart. Even when he sasses back a bit, I cheer him (just a tiny bit).
Wow - what a smartie pants. I think that I need to get used to awards ceremonies. Jac had three pieces of artwork at the the all district art fair, his science fair project won a blue ribbon at the All St Louis Science Fair, he won second place for a MLK Essay and poster at the district level and 3rd place at the state level. Sheesh! It was really a huge conficence boost for him.
But better than that, this little seven year old amazes us every day with things like how he helps his little sisters, how he draws a city on the driveway everyday, how he has written whole novels and just for being Jac.
We had a great time this year at a "destination" birthday at Vetta sports. It was nice because they do it all for you and then you walk away and don't clean up a thing! It was a lot of fun to be able to celebrate with his friends and still have his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins there too.