It's so sad that he's growing up, but at the same time, it's so fun too. 8 is a big number.
We did a family birthday celebration over the weekend when my parents were here, and his friends birthday party is in a few weeks, so today we had a low key day. We had French toast for breakfast at the birthday boy's request, and then he spent the majority of the day alternating between building his Lego robot (his big birthday gift!), playing with the puppy, and playing skylanders.
This boy is seriously amazing. He's smart, sensitive, sweet, and thoughtful, but at the same time he is all BOY. Sports, video games, rambunctious. He is currently very into the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, and pretty much any other "boyish" book he can get his hands on. He loves games (he just learned how to play Settlers of Catan and chess), and has recently figured out sudoku.