Friday, July 10, 2015

Happy 6th Birthday to Arlo & Josiah!

On June 9, Arlo & Josiah turned 6 years old & boy, did we celebrate!  When school was released for the summer, we hopped in the van, drove across the country and arrived in Virginia the day before the big celebration! All of the Hall cousins were there to celebrate dressed in camouflage & carrying their Nerf guns. After their birthday lunch, all of the kids had target practice & uncle Travis set up obstacles & capture the flag.  Kenny & Dixie brought water guns for all of the kids. They rode the zipline, dirt bike & the Kawasaki Mule. For dinner we roasted hotdogs & s'mores followed by a fireworks show by uncle Travis. It was another epic cousin party!  I interviewed the boys & have posted a few of their answers below.

My 6 year old, Josiah
 Josiah is my comedian, my artist, my nurturer & my germophobe.
favorite food:garlic bread
             dessert: homemade popsicles
             candy: orange suckers
             color: red
             animal: all kinds of dogs (wolves, coyotes, jackals, etc....)
When he grows up, Josiah wants to be an archeologist.
Josiah loves to swim & has recently become very confident swimming in the deep end & jumping off the diving board. He has mastered the art of "arm toots" (aka making fart noises with his armpit) and shows off his talent at any opportunity.  Josiah has also perfected the monkey bars & loves riding his bicycle. He only wears "basketball" shorts/pants & likes to have monochromatic outfits as part of his fashion. He likes to try new sports & hopefully we will get him in tennis camp when we get back to Utah.

My 6 year old, Arlo
Arlo is my hardworker, tender-hearted & friendly boy who is quick to serve.
favorite food: chicken!
             dessert: black raspberry ice cream
             candy: gum
             color: gold
             animal: sharks
When he grows up, Arlo wants to work for daddy @ Fox Pest Control.
Arlo loves to swim & ride his bicycle.  He loves to swing high at the playground & can jump off mid-swing! Arlo is an avid reader & works hard to learn new books. His favorite book right now is Dr. Seusses' "Go Dog Go." His recently learned talent is counting backwards from 20. Arlo is a great shopping buddy, cleaner & organizer. Arlo will only wear skinny jeans or cut off jean shorts. He prefers to wear his Tom&Jerry shirt at every opportunity it's clean.



The birthday boys, blowing out their candles!!

 We had a fabulous celebration! There is something so special about twins. They are the best of friends; the worst of enemies; and I couldn't imagine life without either one of them.  I am raising them together, yet they each have different strengths, weaknesses, and interests. It is obvious that these spirits are unique from each other and each boy contributes something special to our family. I pray every day that Arlo & Josiah will grow up to be successful Priesthood-holding husbands & fathers.  I am so very blessed to be their mother.

Happy birthday to my big boys!

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