It’s Official – Spencer is 15 years old!!
So, yesterday Spencer turned 15. That seems awfully old for a mom as young as I am!! Unlike some people (don’t look at me!) Spencer didn’t assume that just because it was his birthday he didn’t have to go to school or seminary – of course, he was probably hoping for lots of attention from the girls and didn’t want to miss it! Anyhow, he had some friends over for a BBQ (Tom provided the goods) while I took the little kids away for a few hours. I came home to find the boys on their way out to skateboard – Spencer’s friends pitched in together and got Spence a board. I can feel some skating sessions with the Uncles in his future.
It’s hard to believe the handsome young man above started out as such a darling baby. It’s been a wonderful ride – full of ups and downs. The thing that is such a miracle about watching a child grow is that day after day they don’t really seem all that different, but the days add up and suddenly you realize that the baby is long gone – heck the kid is gone too at this point. While I’d be the last to claim perfection for my kid, Tom and I do think he’s pretty terrific. He has been a great big brother and he’s doing really well in school. If we could just light a fire under him about getting his Eagle Scout badge! Anyway – we’re glad he joined our family oh, so long ago, and are afraid the next 3 years are going to fly by a lot faster than we would wish.
Happy Birthday, Spencer!