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The Birthday Interview with Stella-Blue

My tiny baby is now nine years old…I’m getting so old!

Kraus House Mom

She and I have always been very close and even though she’s getting older, she still follows me around and knocks on the door when I’m in the bathroom.

We have a whole slew of TV shows we watch together (we ask the other two if they want to watch, but they decline). We call them “Our Stories”

Every year I ask the kids interview questions. They were the same for a while, but this year I changed them up a bit.

  1. What is your favorite color?    Black (yellow, blue and orange as well)
  2. What sport do you like?    Soccer and gymnastics
  3. What song do you love?    Chained to the Rhythm and Shape of You
  4. What is your best memory?    Kindergarten graduation
  5. What would you buy with $1000?    Bruins tickets or a bunch of puppies
  6. What is your favorite book?    Ghosts and Flora and Ulysses
  7. What is your favorite app?    Musical.ly and YouTube
  8. What do you hate to do?    Clean my room, empty the dishwasher and set the table
  9. What is your favorite family activity?    Vacations
  10. What do you do in your free time?    Math
  11. What is your favorite TV show?    Stuck in the Middle and Crashletes
  12. What do you want to be better at?    Sports and engineering
  13. What do you want to be when you grow up?    Imagineer  
  14. Where do you want to go on vacation?    Washington DC and Texas
  15. What is your favorite part of the day?    Science and social studies
  16. What do you like best about school?    Science and social studies
  17. What is your favorite food?     Candy
  18. What is your favorite animal?    Unicorns, dragons, elephants and dogs
  19. What would you change your name to, if you could?    Isabella
  20. What do you want to accomplish while you’re nine?    Be better at school

There we have it folks, Stella’s interview.

You can watch it here…

20 Questions for Stella on Her Birthday

Yesterday Stella turned 8, I can’t believe my tiny baby is now 8 years old. She is quite a character, and puts a smile on everyone’s face (maybe not Maizie’s all the time).

Every year I ask the kids 20 questions on their birthday. Here we go…
How old are you?   8

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She couldn’t blow them out

What did you get for your birthday?   GoldieBlox Survival Kit and MadLibs
What is your favorite color? Turquoise and Cyan
What is your favorite TV show?   Liv and Maddie
What is your favorite toy? GoldieBlox Action Figure

Kraus House Mom, Kraus Kids
She is beyond thrilled with her gift

What do you want to be when you grow up?   Fashion Designer and Engineer, but ultimately an Imagineer
What sport do you play? Soccer

What are you good at?   Soccer and Football
What is your favorite food?   Pepperoni pizza
What food do you hate?   Artichokes, Brussel Sprouts and Bacon
What is your favorite outfit?   Any of her Batman clothes

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Stella has a deep love for Batman

What is your favorite song?   Never Forget You and Try Everything
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?   Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter
Who is the best in your family?   Everyone
What is your pet’s name?   Goldie and Amazing (goldfish)
What makes you happy?   When Maizie’s nice

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She’s concentrating at skee ball

What makes you mad?   Mondays
What is your favorite thing to do at school?   Math and Science
Who is your teacher?   Mrs. Scanlon
Where do you want to go on vacation?   Washington DC

Kraus House Mom, Kraus Kids
She scored another cake at Dave and Busters

What was the best thing that happened when you were 7? Going to the Lego Discovery Center

 

Stella took a personal day for her birthday. She had never been to Dave and Busters so that’s where she wanted to go, and she wanted to go to Zara.

Happy Birthday Stella-Blue!!!

Twenty Question for Maizie on Her Birthday

Today Maizie turns 10, double digits~ I can’t believe it.

Maizie is a beautiful girl with the most infectious laugh who loves her video games.

Maizie with her cake and chocolate milk breakfast
Maizie with her cake and chocolate milk breakfast

She knows what she wants and when she wants it, and don’t try to tell he otherwise.

Each year I ask the kids 20 questions on their birthday. Here we go…
How old are you? 10
What did you get for your birthday? Disney Infinity

Someone's happy about her gift
Someone’s happy about her gift

What is your favorite color? Yellow and Pink
What is your favorite TV show? Teen Titans Go
What is your favorite toy? My tablet
What do you want to be when you grow up? Veterinarian
What are you good at? Track
What is your favorite food?   Ice Cream Cake
What food do you hate? Bananas
What is your favorite outfit? Dresses and leggings, NOT JEANS
What is your favorite song? What Does the Fox Say?
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Mint Chocolate Chip and Strawberry
Who is the best in your family? All of us

Playing with Teddy after school...he couldn't wait!
Playing with Teddy after school…he couldn’t wait!

What is your pet’s name? Bama (Alabama Worley the dog) and Amazing (the fish we weren’t supposed to get)
What makes you happy? Opening presents
What makes you mad? When people get sick
What is your favorite thing to do at school? Math
Who is your teacher? Mrs. Schwartz
Where do you want to go on vacation? On a cruise ship
What was best memory about being 9? Going on vacation to New Hampshire

Happy, happy girl
Happy, happy girl

Every school year the kids get to take two personal days. They usually take one as their birthday and so far they want to go to Dave and Buster’s. Maizie was so happy to go today!

She even got more cake
She even got more cake

Happy Birthday Maizie!

20 Questions for Stella on Her Birthday


Today is Stella-Blue’s birthday. I always have a tough time with her birthday because she’s my tiny baby. I told her we were going to skip her birthday this year because I didn’t want her to get any older, but she assured me that she would always be me tiny baby and I could still call her that even when she’s and old lady.
How old are you?     6
Opening her gift

What did you get for your birthday?     Caroline Abbott (An American Girl Doll)

What is your favorite color?     Purple
What is your favorite TV show?     Spongebob Squarepants

Blowing out her candle

What is your favorite toy?     Lola (her doll with the missing bow)
What do you want to be when you grow up?     A fairy
What sport do you play?     Soccer
The soccer star

What are you good at?     A lot of stuff…jump roping, art and being the goalie
Good morning birthday girl!!

What is your favorite food?     Candy, chocolate
What food do you hate?     Burnt garlic
What is your favorite outfit?     My butterfly dress with the sparkles
What is your favorite song?     Katy Perry’s Dark Horse
Taking her birthday calls

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?     Coffee
Who is the best in your family?     My whole family
What is your pet’s name?     Bama
What makes you happy?     Camilla (her best friend at school)
What makes you mad?     When Maizie hurts me
Kraus House birthday breakfast

What’s your favorite thing to do in school?     Play with Camilla
Who is your teacher?     Ms. Pelland right now because Ms. Ferns is getting a new knee
Where do you want to go on vacation?     Disney Parks 

Happy Birthday to the tiniest Kraus!!! (Little does she know they’re going to Disney in 18 days)

20 Questions for Maizie on Her Birthday


Happy Birthday!
 

Pure Joy

Breakfast Cake

Today Maizie turns eight. I can’t believe I have a kid that old, even though technically I’m old enough to have one in college. I decided to ask her 20 Questions (man were the other two mad about this). Here are her answers…
How old are you?    8
What did you get for your birthday?   Monster High Create a Monster and Yahtzee Flash
 

Just what she wanted

What is your favorite color?   pink
What is your favorite TV show?   Sam and Cat
What is your favorite toy?   Monster High (anything with a Monster High logo on it)
What do you want to be when you grow up?   A singer
What sport do you play?  Karate
 

In her gi ready for action

What are you good at?   Writing
What’s your favorite food?   Tasty meatballs in the gravy and lasagna
What food do you hate?   Mayonnaise, oatmeal, jelly
What is your favorite outfit?   Leotards
What is your favorite song?   Monster High theme song
What is your favorite flavor ice cream?   Mint chocolate chip
Who is the best in your family?   Everyone
What is your pet’s name?   Alabama Worley (Bama or Bam for short)
What makes you happy?   Stella
What makes you mad?   Stella
What is your favorite thing to do in school?   Learn
Who is your teacher?   Mrs. Scanlon
Where do you want to go on vacation?   Swimming
 

She’ll swim, as long as it’s a pool

Happy Birthday Maizie! I say some of the answers she gave didn’t surprise me at all, while others came out of left field. 

7 Reasons Teddy is Awesome


Today is Teddy’s birthday, so in honor of his seventh year; I’m writing 7 reasons why he is so awesome.
His Size– Let’s face it, the kid is a beast. He’s far from an averaged sized seven year old. As of right now he weighs 99 pounds and is four foot 9 inches tall. He may run like a Great Dane puppy, but he skates pretty well. If you need someone to cuddle with, Teddy’s your guy.

The giant Teddy leaving the NICU.
His Willingness to Cuddle-He may be turning seven, but as soon as he gets up in the morning, he comes and sits next to me (as close as he possible can). We sit and share a blanket and he will even still sit on my lap (for as long as my legs can take it).
 

First haircut

His Love of the Ladies-He is a ladies’ man. Rumor has it, he was given an ultimatum; he needs to choose a girlfriend by second grade. From my last count there were five ladies in the running.
 

Squeezable cheeks

He Wants to Be Healthy– He is very into exercising and eating healthy. The only vegetable he doesn’t like is artichokes (he HATES them, so much you can’t even say the word). Teddy has me tape shows on TV and he will do exercise routines right in the living room, until he works up a sweat.
Everyone poses on ladders
He Stands up for Others– He WILL NOT let anyone be mean to any of his friends. One time a third grader knocked down one of his friends and he demanded the kid apologize. His rule, don’t pick on someone smaller than you, come pick on me.
 

Undoing some buttons for the playground

Determination/Competitive Edge– Teddy wants to win and he will not quit until he is good enough to do it. When he started hockey last year, he was determined to be as good as the kids in the black shirts; this year he’s one of them. Kraus’ don’t quit!
 

Fashion flair

His Heart– Along with his huge body, Teddy has the biggest heart. He is always concerned with everyone’s feelings. If someone falls, he’s the first one there to see if they’re OK and to help them up. He is truly friends with everyone.
 

Teddy’s cake breakfast

Happy Birthday Teddy Bear!!!