Not even kidding - I think his voice has dropped an octave in the past month or so.
And he's taller than Akayla.
And he likes a girl (that likes him back, but don't tell him..... they're just really good friends and that's all they need to be!)
And he is starting high school in 3 months.
Where did my sweet little bud go?
*Actually he is still very sweet - he's the best big brother ever.
*He loves to tease me (but I know he's just saying he loves me).
*He is saving all of his money for a mission and college (and not because we told him to).
*He prefers to sleep on the floor
*He lives to build things outside. You should see his fort that he built on the empty lot by our house. Pretty cool! He even built a little fireplace (that we discovered when he decided to cook something in it......oh my!).
*He has some really great friends - boys and girls.
*He is going to be in Marching Band next year playing the trombone and he's really good. I enjoy hearing him play! He loved Marching Band Camp so he's really excited!
*He likes to play MineCraft on the computer
*He loves to walk to the gas station down the road with his friends to get Icee's and candy
*He's always coming up with funny ideas and things to keep us all laughing
*He says he's not going to go to the dances (now that he's 14 he can go to stake dances), but we know he's going to love them!
We gave Tanner a surprise party the weekend before his birthday.
We had a bunch of kids, and we had a bonfire, ate lots of food, played some great night games, had a big water fight, and ended up really messy with shaving cream.
It was way fun!
|missing a few|
|Preston, Preslie & Sam|
|Cody, Jane, & little sisters|
|Ethan (Tanner's new high school buddy from band camp - also friends with Akayla), Tanner, Akayla & Mariah|
|Madison (?? twin), Britlyn & Adriana|
|Cody, DJ & Spencer (keeping his cast dry in his shirt)|
|Maklain, DJ & Ethan|
|the girls finally got Maklain back!!!|
|Preslie & Sam|
|I think Tanner's hair got it the worst, and he looked wild the rest of the night!!|
|poor Tanner still has a week before he gets his darn cast off!|
|so hard to get good pictures of these guys!!|
|such good kids! I love Tanner's friends! This is just a few of them, but they are really great kids!|
On his actual birthday Dave and I went to my cousin's wedding in Salt Lake, so we were gone most of the day.
We got home in time to make Tanner's favorite dinner - pesto pasta, and his birthday treat - crepes (with chocolate, strawberries, and cream cheese topping).
|so glad we got such a good picture of him on his birthday - bug!!|
My little boy is not so little any more.
It's ok - I really like the kid he is now and the man he is becoming!!
planning our vacation in 3 1/2 weeks!!
my baby is finally sleeping through the night!