My oldest child, Jake, turned 10 on Friday. He was so excited to be "double digits." He had a great birthday, filled with family, friends, a party, and homemade key lime pie (his favorite). He seemed to grow so much between 9 and 10 years – he doesn't look or act like a little kid anymore. As a mom, part of me wants to cry that he is growing up so quickly and the other part is just so proud of what an amazing, smart and kind boy he is.
He hates having his picture taken, but I think he was just so excited for his birthday and his new skateboard, that he indulged me a little. Usually, he sticks his tongue out every time I turn the camera his way, but I actually was able to capture his real smile.