Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Twelve, almost teen

I can't believe I'm even writing this blog.  It sounds so old to say that my son just turned twelve (not as old as some my age who are saying their kids just turned 18).  Benji is moving from young man.

Just in this month he has been winter camping, passed the sacrament and given a lesson in his Deacon's quorum.  Oh, what fun it is to be 12.  

I must mention too, that he had a grand time celebrating his birthday with...  
breakfast in bed (a new family tradition regardless of when they have a party)...

...and a party with his favorite neighbor friend and family. (*Note Sammie not wanting her picture taken.)

If you can't tell there is one and two candles to represent "1" and "2" respectively. He finally got some Nerf guns, though probably not big enough for his liking.

See those beautiful shoes?  Well, a few days later, I asked him if he liked his new shoes.  He said, "Mom, only the kids who want to be cool, but aren't cool wear shoes like that."  Oh boy, I think I'm in for it.  Since when did he have a taste for clothing/shoes?  Is this the point when you start giving gift cards?

Well, despite the latest "teen" developments, he is an amazing kid!  Love you, Benji!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for letting us share Benji's birthday! I just can't believe he's 12.

    I also can't believe how much he looks like Hyrum in that first picture!

    I'm cracking up over his shoe comment. I don't know what he's talking about, but I am familiar with having an opinionated child...