Well, the little smiling, blonde bald boy in khakis has turned into - The big, smiling, blonde kid in khakis. How did a decade go by so quickly? Please don't answer that, it was purely a rhetorical question. For the record, the above official school photo was taken only a few weeks ago. And I'm still amazed at how grown up he suddenly looks.
On his actual birthday, though, he looked more like this -
No, the picture was taken at the locale of his Birthday Dinner, BJ's Restaurant and Brewery. Uncle Rick was in town working through his Navy Reserve obligations and he managed to get away just in time to join us in the Official Double Digit Celebration. Thanks Uncle Rick, somehow, you always manage to be there to surprise us!
For those of you who are worried, please stop. He will have an Official Sleepover Blowout this coming Saturday. With his buddies, decorations, pizza, snacks, cake, ice cream all cloaked in the theme of his choice - Harry Potter. No, no, I didn't influence him one tiny, itsy bitsy bit. Not at all. *winks*
Wishing you a Double Digit Moment. Think back to when you turned ten. And do something you wanted to do then, but didn't. Hurry, not much time left.