Happy 12th Birthday to J!! Wow! Was it really 12 years ago I was experiencing the pregnancy that refused to end?? That seems amazing to me.
J has really grown up this past year. He's almost as tall as I am. He plays football, basketball, track, participating in Quiz Bowl, Math Contest, music and band and is taking his very first vocal solo in a couple of weeks, loves 4-H and youth group, showing his bunnies and shooting things with his BB gun. Started collecting stamps this past year, and enjoys digging through things, searching for old stamps.
Next year he'll officially be a teenager.... Gulp.
We are having an "off" April this year. I did something I said I would *NEVER* do. We are having a combined party this year for our family for both of the boys since they both have April b-days and everyone seems so busy these days So, J's birthday really hasn't seemed like his b-day since we haven't done much "partying" today, but I guess it will this weekend when we dig into a camouflage cake....again--another moment you know you have boys in your life is when you order a huge camo birthday cake!