So, what makes Peter happy? What makes him have a good day? He can be a mystery sometimes. #1, he loves it when people listen to him. He can tell some pretty creative and cool stories. Whether it be about a game he is playing, a book he is reading or something he has learned; you can have such cool conversations with him. But usually one on one, Peter is not a huge crowd fan. So, the fact that he enjoyed the Jazz game so much was pretty good. #2, Peter really loves Haley and wishes she would spend more time with him. #3, Peter loves to play with plants. Tearing them up, playing games with them, creating his own mini battles and worlds with them. We have one corner of the green room, just for Peter and his plant station. Rob probably hates it, but he is a terrific dad and does not say much about it. #4, Peter loves games that involve battle. But as he has told me, he hopes he never has to go into a real battle. #5, Peter loves to read! His school recently held their reading contest, read as much as you can to be the top reader. Peter read for a total of 4,720 minutes, that that was over 12 days. WOW! He loves books about adventure, dragons, battle and comics. He reads so much that we recently had to go to the eye doctor to see if he needed glasses. He had started to complain that his eyes were hurting and of more headaches. Result? The eye doctor said his eyes look great! Peter just needs to take more frequent breaks while reading. :) Such a cool kid! #6, Peter loves string cheese, plums, fishy crackers, ruffles, peach rings and double bubble! He will eat other food, but always asks for those first.
Most of all, Peter has such a good heart and mind. Peter wants to learn. Whether it be about the gospel or math or something cool in science. His mind is always thinking about things. He also has such a good heart. He genuinely wants to make others happy, but sometimes it is hard to figure out how to do that, because people are a mystery. He has such a silly side too! He can be known for crazy outbursts, at random times during the day. And for a goofy face anytime you pull the camera out. Finally, Peter is such a trustworthy and obedient soul. I know I can trust him to do what is needed. He may not want to, but he does it. He may not want to turn off his IPod, but he will. He may not want to go to sleep, instead keep reading or eating fishy crackers, but he will. He may not want to do his homework, but he always gets it done (and even remembers it instead of forgetting). He is one amazing kid and we love him! Happy Golden Birthday, my amazing Peter!