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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Izzak is taller then me!

Okay so I knew it would come. I knew it was coming soon also....

I'm just not sure how I feel about it at the moment. Yes I'm glad he is growing normally and all. I
never was worried about that. I just always kind of dreaded the day I had to look up to my son to tell him to go to his room.....

Fortunatly he is a really good kid so I'm telling him that to often.

Anyway I measured him the other night and he was 5'6"! I'm only 5'4 1/2". One year ago he was 5 feet even and in March of this year he was 5'2". The kid has grown 6 inches in one year, 4 of those in the last 6 months. To me, that is just insane....My kids never grow that fast! Kenzie has only grown 2 inches in the last 3 years. Of course she is my short child but still.

He is an amazing kid though and I consider myself lucky to have him as my son. He is doing really well this year home schooling. I think he has gotten used to it after last year so he is settling into doing his work a lot easier. Not so much of the feeling like he should be able to play or goof off like we had a little bit of last year.



He has taken on a lot more responsibility in the last year as well. Most of it he does himself having chosen to take the responsibilities. He also spent a lot of time this summer doing odd jobs. Mowing lawns and painting. He gave a great impression to some people about his work habits and it has spread quickly. The kid is making money pretty regularly and doing well and budgeting it as well. A couple of weeks ago I even decided to open a teen checking account for him. He now has a debit card and all. He is doing real well so far with it. I thought it would be a great experience for him to learn about handling his money and having a bank account. The teen account has the ability for me to set a set amount for how much he can spend in a single day on his card and take out of the atm so no chance of him really going over his budget. He thinks it's pretty cool of course!

Anyway that is all for today. We have been having fun doing a beach explorations unit so far this year. I have a lot of pictures that I will share later this week.

7 people had something to say:

ChrisB said...

This post reminds me that Dillon is now towering above me and beccy he's catching up his dad who is around 6ft.

Peter said...

You have an amazing son in Izzak - and whilst his stature is one of looking up too - his caring and responsible attitude is equally one of looking up too.


Great photo's of Izzak.

elena jane said...

my oldest son is just about taller than me now, his feet are certainly larger than mine! but the height thing is weird (and he's older than your izzak). great new photos of I! :-)

Kila said...

Wow, way to go Izaak! :)

I'm not telling my oldest boy about the debit card, LOL. Hard to believe our kids are getting old enough for that. (I just got MINE this year, LOL.) My oldest boy has also matured a lot lately. He's only a few inches shorter than I am.

giants fan said...

that is so cool that he has his own checking acct!! that is great that he is doing so well with the money.

la bellina mammina said...

WOW! My eldest is almost as tall as I am too now, and he's just turned 12...

squishytushy said...

GAH! I can't imagine the day when my kids are taller than me!!! And yet, I know it's going to come way sooner than I expect!! (Again, love the photos!!)