He is now the oldest of my 7 grandchildren and we have both changed over the years, but time has been a little kinder to him.
Photo by Leah Valentine
He plays baseball, basketball, is a good student and has lots of friends. He is a pretty serious kid who is way too hard on himself when he can't do something perfectly.
He says he is not looking forward to "catching puberty". (I bet he and his friends have some pretty interesting conversations about that.)
He is a little "too cool" sometimes to participate in the shenanigans of his brother and older cousins, but he is always kind and protective and playful with the little kids.
He recently "confessed" when his mom found his name scratched into a window sill. He swore he couldn't remember doing it but it must have been him since it was his name. His 8 year old brother finally 'fessed up as the culprit.
Yes, I couldn't be prouder of this boy who was the first to teach me how much fun it is to be a grandmom.
Happy Birthday Jared!