Our first born, bearer of our many firsts, now our first teenager. Too cool for school, beyond his years, no. His height might confuse many but he’s still just a silly kid inside.

Twice the size of Oliver, he is both playmate and undefeatable big brother.

His embarrassment from 6th grade has already shifted to gratitude. While he doesn’t need me to walk him to the bus stop anymore he’ll stop what he’s doing to have a conversation or a cuddle with me.