Well, at 12 2/3, this kid is growing up fast.
It's hard to believe but this time next year we will have already been through the high school open houses and will have applied to the high school of his choice.
Oh my goodness.
Here we are on my birthday, at The Taste of Chocolate event.
Thomas volunteered time to help with set up, clean up, and serving yummy treats with me.
As you can tell by this photo, he's just about my height.
According to recent doctor's visits, he's got 1/4 inch to go.
This night at the mall his classmate's mom let me know that her daughter, Lydia, had asked Thomas to the upcoming school dance. I was slightly stunned because I didn't know about the dance and he hadn't mentioned being invited!
It turns out they found out about the dance in 4th period that day, and then 10 minutes later she asked him in the lunch line - so he didn't have time to process it or find out any particulars.
It was after school and David picked Thomas and Lydia up at the dance end, and drove Lydia home. Thomas opened the backseat door for her. And David didn't prompt him. Soooo sweet.
And no. Lydia and Thomas are not "dating", "going together", "boyfriend/girlfriend", etc.
But this is the photo that shows just how big he's getting.
Thomas had some dark hairs above his lip that I've been seeing for months, but he and David finally saw them. After tennis today David took Thomas to buy his own razor and shaving cream, then they came home to shave.
Wow, time flies.