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2015 year in review

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Name:  Luke

Age:  8

Favorite color:  Silver

Favorite food:  Mac and cheese

Favorite activity:  Playing Clash of Clans

Favorite book:  Goosebumps

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2015

Greatest lesson learned:  Make sure the gate is closed when I leave the backyard

Hardest thing this year:  Cleaning my room

Favorite memory:  Royals winning World Series

What I loved about 2015:  Royals winning the World Series

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2016

Want to learn:  More science

Want to get better at:  Clash of Clans

Goals for 2016:  Be good at Clash of Clans

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Name: Kenny

Age: 11

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite food: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Favorite activity: Soccer

Favorite book:  The Last Hero

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2015

Greatest lesson learned:  Always make sure the gate is closed

Hardest thing this year: Getting up at 6:00am every school day to go to pre-algebra

Favorite memory: Getting the Xbox One

What I loved about 2015:  Getting Cain, our new dog

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2016

Want to learn: How to do an “around the world” with a soccer ball

Want to get better at: Soccer

Goals for 2016:  Go to Monster Mountain and climb it

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Luke’s favorite things – age 7

1. What is your favorite color?  Silver

2. What is your favorite toy?  iPod Touch

3. What is your favorite fruit?  Blueberries

4. What is your favorite tv show?  Friends

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Bagels

6. What is your favorite outfit?  Chiefs’ shirt

7. What is your favorite game?  Golden Eye 007

8. What is your favorite snack?  Cheez-Its

9. What is your favorite animal?  Hermit Crabs

10. What is your favorite song?  Love Runs Out (One Republic)

11. What is your favorite book?  Far Out and Unusual Hermit Crabs:  Cool Pets

12. Who is your best friend?  Will, Will and Asher

13. What is your favorite cereal?  Froot Loops

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Basketball

15. What is your favorite drink?  Dr. Pepper

16. What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas

17. What do you like to take to bed with you?  Stuffed animals

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Bagels

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  Donuts

20. What do you want to be when you grow up?  Zookeeper

Previous years: Luke’s favorite things – age 6 and age 4.

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Kenny’s favorite things – age 10

1. What is your favorite color?  Blue

2. What is your favorite toy?  iPhone

3. What is your favorite fruit?  Pineapple

4. What is your favorite tv show?  Friends

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Hot dog

6. What is your favorite outfit?  Sporting KC Ivy Funds jersey

7. What is your favorite game?  Clash of Clans

8. What is your favorite snack?  Cheetos

9. What is your favorite animal?  Dog

10. What is your favorite song?  Animals (Maroon 5)

11. What is your favorite book?  Percy Jackson series

12. Who is your best friend?  Arden, Harrison, JT, among others

13. What is your favorite cereal?  Cinnamon Toast Crunch

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Play soccer

15. What is your favorite drink?  Root beer

16. What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas

17. What do you like to take to bed with you?  Blanket

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Cinnamon Toast Crunch

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  Brownies, pizza, wings, Hen House cake, rice crispy treats, Hershey bars, Skittles, Subway, more pizza and ice cream

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Soccer player (Sporting KC in US and then Barcelona in Europe)

Previous years: Kenny’s favorite things – age 9 and age 7.

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Year in review – 2014

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A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Name:  Luke

Age:  7

Favorite color:  Silver

Favorite food:  Mac and cheese

Favorite activity:  Playing football

Favorite book:  Far Out and Unusual Hermit Crabs

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2014

Greatest lesson learned:  To greet people

Hardest thing this year:  My dog Camille died

Favorite memory:  Getting Yumiae my pet hermit crab

What I loved about 2014:  I got Yumiae my pet hermit crab

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2015

Want to learn:  Fact about hermit crabs

Want to get better at:  Football and basketball

Goals for 2015:  Learning facts about hermit crabs and getting better at Snoopy’s Fair

 

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A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Name: Kenny McCullough

Age: 10

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite activity: Playing soccer

Favorite book: Minecraft Combat Handbook

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2014

Greatest lesson learned: Phones r awesome

Hardest thing this year: Learning to do a rainbow (soccer)

Favorite memory: Getting my phone

What I loved about 2014: I got a phone

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2015

Want to learn: To make iMovies as well as Jack

Want to get better at: Soccer

Goals for 2015: Be in the champion’s league by 2016 (Clash of Clans)

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Kenny’s favorite things – age 9

1. What is your favorite color? Scarlet.

2. What is your favorite toy?  Legos.

3. What is your favorite fruit?  Kiwi.

4. What is your favorite tv show?  Kick Buttowski.

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Chicken pot pie.

6. What is your favorite outfit?  Sporting KC jersey and comfortable blue shorts.

7. What is your favorite game?  Mario Kart DS.

8. What is your favorite snack?  Cinnamon almonds.

9. What is your favorite animal?  Monkey.

10. What is your favorite song?  My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Fall Out Boys).

11. What is your favorite book?  Big Nate.

12. Who is your best friend?  Arden, Harrison and J.T.

13. What is your favorite cereal? Honey Bunches of Oats.

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play soccer.

15. What is your favorite drink?  Milk.

16. What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas.

17. What do you like to take to bed with you?  Blanket.

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Oatmeal. 

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  Pizza.

20. What do you want to be when you grow up?  Sporting KC player.

Previous years:  Kenny’s favorite things – age 7.

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Luke’s favorite things – age 6

1.  What is your favorite color?  Silver.

2.  What is your favorite toy?  Video games.

3.  What is your favorite fruit?  Grapes.

4.  What is your favorite tv show?  Phineas and Ferb.

5.  What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Macaroni and cheese.

6.  What is your favorite outfit?  Alex Gordon Royals’ shirt.

7.  What is your favorite game?  Baseball.

8.  What is your favorite snack?  Cheez-Its.

9.  What is your favorite animal?  Kangaroo.

10.  What is your favorite song?  This Love (Maroon 5).

11.  What is your favorite book?  Magic Tree House.

12.  Who is your best friend?  A.J., Asher, Justin, Curtis, Kenny, Daddy, Mac, Camille, Mom and penguin stuffed animal.

13.  What is your favorite cereal?  Life.

14.  What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Play Mario Kart.

15.  What is your favorite drink?  Hi-C.

16.  What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas

17.  What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Breakfast bar.

18.  What do you like to take to bed with you?  Stuffed animals.

19.  What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  Corn dogs.

20.  What do you want to be when you grow up?  Baseball player (Royals).

Previous years:  Luke’s favorite things – age 4.

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Things I’m lovin’

Here are just a few things that I’m loving right now:

1.  Starbuck’s Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Yum!  Even better, we had to wait in the drive through for 5 minutes the other day and they gave us our order for free.

2.  Dexter

I had three people, in just one week, tell me that I needed to watch this show.  I did and loved it.  It’s a little messed up (serial killer that only kills bad people) but different, in a good way.  I’m waiting to get season 2 from the library.

3.  Fork and Screen movies

What could be better than eating dinner while watching a movie in big, comfy seats?  And the food isn’t that bad.  I did make the mistake of ordering the fish the first time we went and it was definitely more difficult to eat in the dark.  Eric took me to the Fork and Screen showing of Twilight two weeks ago.  The beginning was so, so bad BUT the end completely made up for it.  It had a little twist that I did not see coming.  It was much better than the book.

I want to see the Abraham Lincoln and James Bond movies next.

4.  Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

One of my FB friends recommended it as a good read.  At first, I was kind of put off by the fact that it’s about college students but quickly got over it.  She is also writing it from the guy’s point of view (this one was from the girl’s) and it’s coming out in April.

I also read 50 Shades of Gray and I’m not sure what all the fuss is about (maybe it gets better in book #2 and #3).  If she mentioned biting her lip or her inner goddess one more time, I was going to lose it.

Next, I really want to read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  I’m still #121 on the wait list at the library.

My book club is reading The Life of Pi for our January read and I really hope it’s good.

I would LOVE some more book recommendations.  I need a new, good author/series.

5.  Groupon

I’ve already bought three Christmas gifts off of Groupon.

6.  Ebates

It kills me when I forget to go through Ebates when ordering on-line

7.  Luke and Kenny’s excitement for Christmas

Luke has been talking about Christmas since September.  Even though we’ve had to remind him a few times that Christmas is about Jesus’s birth, and not presents, it’s still really cute.  I am really going to miss it when they no longer believe in Santa.  I’m actually a little surprised that Kenny still does.

8.  Longview Lake’s Christmas in the Park display

This is the second year that we’ve gone to it.  The display is huge and they just really do a good job.  We took my parents along this year and we decided to make it an annual thing.

9.  Indoor soccer

I love soccer in general but I really love watching the boys play indoor soccer right now.  I love how fast paced it is.  Kenny’s games are just fun to watch because the kids are all starting to get to that stage where they are really good.  His footwork is getting so good and the kid can seriously get the ball away from anyone.  Luke is fun to watch because he likes to be the goalie.  Kenny and Luke are so different in that regard, and it really shows their personalities.  I feel like Kenny doesn’t like to be goalie because when he gets scored on, he takes it personally and feels bad.  When Luke gets scored on, it doesn’t bother him and he says he didn’t have any help (with a smile on his face).

10.  Eric’s schedule

I can’t believe I forgot this one at first.  Eric is now working Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 like normal people do, with holidays off.  Unless a promotional process comes up, he’ll do this for the next four years.

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