It's so hard to believe that my boy is eleven! How could he have gone from that tiny little guy (look at his size relative to my hand)...
...to this big strapping boy (he's up to 58 inches and 81 lbs) so quickly?!
David had a very happy birthday! Here he is with his sister and his "morning present" from her.
Boots for stream-wading out back, from Grandpa and Grandma McKee
A waterproof "man" watch from Grandpa and Grandma Minota
Airsoft guns from us (yes, we are definitely in a new stage of life!)
Airsoft eye protection and ammo from Grandpa and Grandma O'Gorman
Trying out the new guns
Sharing with his sister
Birthday dinner (with his friend Rory). Ribs, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower with cheese sauce, carrots, and garlic bread
Ribs! (he did share them with us :-)
Camouflage birthday cake
That new stage of life I mentioned? Just in case you needed more proof, here's a picture. They spent a while shooting this ant hill...
Molly doesn't often show up in pictures, because she's usually holed up somewhere sleeping, and always grumpy! My mom's cat prepped this box before it was mailed to us with David's birthday present inside (see here) and when Molly came out for an inspection, she was quite miffed at the 'invasion'!!!
We are so thankful for our rough-and-tumble boy and look forward to watching him learn and grow in the year ahead!