Capturing and maintaining a list of favorite things for Sheila and our boys has been a way to track what they like for a variety of purposes. Following is the last list of Nicholas' favorites. You can hear some of his other favorites by listening to his Song Of Love under About Nicholas > More About Nicholas > Sound Tracks > Song Of Love.
California rolls (crab, avocado, sea weed, and rice)
Carrots and ranch dressing
Chicken noodle soup
Chips & salsa
Miso soup with tofu
Hearts of Romaine with tomatoes and thousand-island dressing (homemade with hard-boiled eggs)
Edamame Green beans
Corn on the cob
Shrimp fried rice
Oven-fried chicken legs (drum sticks)
Egg rice with soy sauce
Meatballs (that his teacher, Ms. Shirley, made)
Maple oat scones (from Starbucks)
Maple nut ice cream
Mint chocolate chip ice cream
Strawberry ice cream
Vanilla ice cream
Nantucket Orange mango
Martinelli's sparkling apple juice (Nicholas called it "appling cider")
Disney (Like "Because You Live" by Jesse McCartney, "It's A Small World After All," and theme songs from shows on Disney, Nichelodeon, and Toon Town channels)
R&B ("Step In The Name Of Love" by R Kelly, "Lets Get It Started" by Black Eyed Peas, "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross...)Christmas
TYPES OF MOVIES
"How The Grinch Stole Christmas"
"Spider-Man 1" and "Spider-Man 2"
"Mulan I" and "Mulan II"
"Spy-Kids" (all of them)
"Scooby-Doo" (all of them)
Disney's "That's So Raven"
Disney's "Proud Family"
Disney's "Phil of the Future"
Disney's "Sister, Sister"
Toon Towns "Camp Lazlo"
Bill Cosby's "Little Bill"
Food Channel's "Rachel Ray" (He was hooked when mom & Nicholas watched Rachel Ray's "$40 a Day" program, when she went to Oahu, Hawaii on that particular show and took her first surf lesson.)
Play Station 2 (PS2-and "all" of the games starting with these: Loved them all, however, the following he played the most: Spider-Man II, NBA Street, Matrix, Jimmy Neutron-Attack of the Twonkies, King Kong, Nick Toons Unite... Narnia was the last one Nicholas played.)
Hi Ho Cherry O
Go Fish (card game)
Slap Jack (card game)
Wig Out (card game)
Action Figures: Power Rangers, Spider-Man, Peter Pan...
Stuffed Animals/Characters: Bears, Dolphins, Dogs (he liked black Labradors), Thunder from the Golden State Warriors...you name it and it is probably on his bed
BOOKS (Nicholas loved to read all the time)
The Haunted House, a Walt Disney Production…from Random House
I Want To Be Somebody New, by Robert Lopshire…from Beginner Books (a division of Random House
Zach's Alligator, by Shirley Mozelle and pictures by James Watts…from Harper Collins
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault and illustrated by Lois Ehlert…from Simon & Shuster Books from young readers
Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Clement Hurd
Baby Beluga, by Raffi, illustrated by Ashley Wolff
Spider On The Floor, by Raffi
Down By The Bay, by Raffi
Tingalo, by Raffi
The Children's Bible…from Golden Press
Antarctic Antics, by Judy Sierra
My Little Sister Ate One Hare, by Bill Grossman
The Happy Hedgehog Band, by Jill Barton
Abiyoyo, by Pete Seeger
The Fox Went Out On A Chilly Night, by Peter Spier
Australia: Wombat Stew, by Marcia Vaughan
Da Three Little Pigs (Hawaii), by Guy Buffet
Pua Pua Lena Lena (Hawaii), by Guy Buffet
Let's Call Him Lau Wili Wili, by Tim J. Myers
Anansi (Africa), by Gerald McDermott
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock (Africa), by Eric A. Kimmel and Janet Stevens
Anansi Finds A Fool (Africa), by Verna Aardema James Herriot's Treasury for Children, by James Herriot
"The Next Place" is a book we now have as a favorite because it was a book we read to Nicholas on May 25, 2006 (please refer About Nicholas > Celebrating Life > A Book Called, The Next Place, By Warren Hanson).
All of them: winter, spring, summer, and fall
Rainy days (Nicholas said, "Because when it stops raining you could splash in puddles!")
ITEM OR SYMBOL
"Money and stuff"