Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy 13th Birthday Tanner!

My how the years have passed...I can't believe Tanner is 13 and in Junior High. Tanner is such a good kid. Hasn't turned into an awful teenager yet. I'm seeing some of the beginning stages lately though...
Tanner goes to Will James Middle School and is a solid student. He's always on the honor roll and made it to the 3rd round in the Geography B. Not too bad if you ask me. Tanner plays basketball with the ward on Tuesday nights and attends Young Mens on Wednesday nights. He's active in the scouting program and will no doubt be an Eagle Scout one day (or he isn't Grandpa Markham's grandson ..)
Like every other teenager he loves his video games, ipods and facebook. He's always trying to convince me of all the reasons why he needs a cell phone and I'm always trying to find reasons to say no. When it comes down to it, I just don't want him to be that grown-up yet.
He loves to be around his family. He's a great big brother! Sometimes I worry that he'd rather hang out with us than his friends. But I'm grateful he still thinks we're okay to be around and wants to talk to us. I know he'd do anything in the world for me and he'd give anyone the shirt off his back. He's one of my best friends and the best kid around.
I love you Tanner!


{Brittany} said...

That gives me hope. I'm really hope my boys are that sweet and good when they are 13. I can't believe he is that old. Crazy!

Mark and Emily said...

what a cute post. I can't believe he's 13!