364 Days of Teen-Free Living

Posted: July 29, 2008 in Family

Today is Isaac’s Birthday.  He is now 12 years old.  That means I have 364 days left of non-teen parenting.  Next year…I enter the big leagues of parenting.  We’re going to Michigan Adventure today to celebrate.

We love this kid.  He has brought to us what his name means…much “laughter” and joy.  We couldn’t be any prouder of what he is and what he is becoming.

I predict by the end of this year he will be as tall as his dad (not that that is a great accomplishment).  BUT…I can still beat him up! 🙂

Interesting facts about Isaac you may not know:

  • He has one kidney.
  • He is double-jointed…his freak arms look broken when extended.
  • He can name all 18 species of penguins.
  • He could recognize the letters of the alphabet before he could sing the song.
  • When excited, nervous, etc. he jumps up and down and flaps his arms.
  • He has never drank a carbonated beverage (i.e., coke, sprite, etc.)
  • He hates gum.
  • He used to be scared of cow sounds.
  • His middle name is “Samuel” (I like it)
  • At birth he weighed 9 lbs. 2 ounces.
  • His favorite place in the world is Disney World.
  • He loves to dip Olive Garden breadsticks in their alfredo sauce.
  1. eB says:

    Fun facts or preemptive teen embarrassing stories? Only time will tell, 364 days specifically.

  2. Tina says:

    Happy Birthday Isaac! You’re a terrific young man!

  3. Tammy says:

    Happy Birthday Isaac!!! Have a great birthday!!!

  4. Andrew says:

    Happy Birthday Isaac!!!!!!!

  5. David says:

    Happy Birthday Isaac!!!!!!!!!!!
    (Let the exclamation-point-one-upping continue…)

  6. Ann says:

    Happy Birthday Isaac!

    We’ll start parenting a teen (Sarah) five days before you will. We’ll let you know how it goes. Hard to believe they are that much closer to leaving the house when it seems only yesterday they were playing together with the Cox boys and sharing a playpen and toys.

  7. Samson says:

    Used to be able to name the species of penguins. And I got over the cow thing 2 weeks ago.

  8. Samson says:

    Disney World is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. the wife says:

    I know I’m biased, but this is one great kid. I just had to go on record to say how proud I am of my son.

  10. Sarah says:

    What a great looking dog…..and OK…kid. Love ya Isaac.
    Your aunt

  11. The Bishop says:

    I couldn’t be prouder. He’s been a cause for celebration and happiness for 12 years now.

  12. Amy O says:

    Happy Birthday Isaac…a day late! And I agree Disney World is the BEST!

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