Nathanael just turned Fourteen over the holiday weekend. We celebrate him with great joy!

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Birthday Breakfast: a tradition for all Birthday children

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Morning Pictures in front of Birthday Posters



Birthday Meal:Hot Dogs and Rolls, Corn on the Cob, French Fries, Chicken Nuggets, Tater Tots, Watermelon, Pineapple, Iced Tea, Sierra Mist (affectionately known as Mist by the children); Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Icing

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Serendipitous Cookie Sandwiches- in which I proclaim that I am “doing an Aunt Nikki” to everyone’s glee and I quickly whip these little buddies together.




Fourteen and one to grow





An Interview with this delightful teen-ager:

1.) Favorite Bible Verse:  Psalm 100

100 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.
Know that the Lord [b]Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and [c]not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter His gates with [d]thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations.

2.)Favorite Songs: Shoulders by For King and Country, Made to Love by TobyMac, Lord of the Rings Medly by the Piano Guys

3.)Favorite Music Artists: The Piano Guys and TobyMac

4.)Favorite Foods: Roast and Cinnamon Rolls

5.) Facts about Nathanael: First Class Boy Scout, plays Cello and Piano, loves Lego, is very tech saavy, has a good eye for photography, and a good ear for musical dynamics and pitch

6.)Favorite Books: The Hobbit and The Warden and the Wolf King

7.)Favorite Authors: J.R.R. Tolkein and Christopher Paolini

8.)Favorite Poems: Oliphaunt by J.R.R. Tolkein and If by Rudyard Kipling

9.)Favorite Movies: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Star Wars Episode 4, How to Train Your Dragon, The Lego Movie

10.)Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday

11.)Favorite Place he’s been: Ama’s house

12.)Favorite School Subject: Math

13.) Favorite Drink: Cinnamon Chai Tea, Red Rooibos Tea

14.) Favorite Lego Sets: Mirkwood Elf Army, ExoSuit, Titanium Dragon

One to Grow:

15.) Favorite Colors: Blue and Brown