January 07, 2021

15th Birthday 'Favorites' Questions

Today, Eli turned 15 years old. Fifteen years! That's crazy to me. He was born on 1/7/06 at 1:06 PM. I always think how cool it would've been if he'd been born 24 hours earlier--1/6/06 at 1:06 PM. Because I'm a numbers nerd, of course ;)

I was going to post a bunch of photos of him throughout the years, and once I got about 30 minutes into sorting through pictures, it hit me that I'd better check to make sure I didn't do that last year on his birthday.

And, sure enough, I did. Hahaha! I posted a trillion pictures of him last January, so you can look through those if you're interested in seeing him grow up--he was the most ADORABLE kid ever. Total strangers would literally stop me in public to say how cute he was! And women always commented on his eyelashes ;)

Since I already posted so many photos, I figured I'd post something different today. I actually came across this form today of birthday interview questions for kids (which you're supposed to do each year as a child grows up--too bad I only just found it today on Pinterest!). The questions aren't anything super interesting, but a list of current favorites to compare with each birthday. (Here is the original pin, but it was really blurry, so I just typed out the questions.)

Here are Eli's current favorites on his 15th birthday:

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite toy/item?
Fishing rod

What is your favorite fruit?

What is your favorite TV show?

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?

What is your favorite outfit?
Jeans and a long-sleeved fishing shirt

What is your favorite game?
Fortnite video game; Beat the Parents board game

What is your favorite snack?
Puppy Chow

What's your favorite animal?

What is your favorite book?

Who is your best friend?

What is your favorite cereal?
Corn Pops

What is your favorite thing to do outside?
Go fishing

What is your favorite drink?

It was Pepsi, but now it's iced tea. [Side note: I challenged Eli to quit drinking pop for a full year--he was addicted to it! I never bought it, but he would drink it at my parents' house all the time and/or buy it from the store with his own money. I told him if he gave it up for a full year, I would deposit $365 into his savings account. I honestly didn't think he'd make it a week! But it's been six months now, and he still hasn't had any pop.]

What is your favorite holiday?

What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
A bottle of water and Joey (my dog)

What do you like to eat for breakfast?
Ramen noodles [my kids are obsessed with Ramen!]

What do you want for dinner on your birthday?
Detroit Beach gnocchi [Detroit Beach Pizzeria is a hole-in-the-wall family-owned Italian restaurant that is famous to the locals here. This is actually what we ate for dinner tonight--Eli's choice!]

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A DNR officer and a fishing guide

Eli's such a great kid--I'm sad that he's growing so fast! But I'm super lucky to be his mom :)


  1. My Uncle is a DNR officer! It's a good job. Happy birthday, Eli!

  2. Happy birthday Eli! Gosh time does fly by doesn't it?!

  3. I love this! My now 22 year old son is pursuing his 10 year old self's goal of being a full-time professional fly fishing guide. He has been doing it as a summer job for years, but is in the process of starting his own business. Even though it is sad for them to grow up, it is amazing to watch them flourish!!! I love being a boy mom!!!

  4. Happy Birthday, Eli! I have two more questions: What's your favorite sport to watch? What's your favorite sport to play? (curious if baseball is still in there). :)

    Thank you for allowing your mom to document your adventures on her blog.


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