To illustrate just how long it's been since I've been able to blog AND access my photos at the same time:
Brandon turned 12 in October!
Playing video games at his party.
The guitar was one of his gifts. Chris came down the stairs playing "Happy Birthday" with it.
Twelve is a big milestone for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It means leaving Primary during Sunday School and meeting with the youth (no more "baby songs"!) For boys, it also means being ordained with the Aaronic priesthood.
Grandpa and Grandma Coles flew down to participate in and witness his ordination. I wish I had thought to take a picture BEFORE Brandon changed out of his shirt and tie. *sigh*
Typically church dances have a minimum age of fourteen. But the Halloween dance is for twelve and up and he just made the cut off! He was excited to go but his friend, Jacob, later told me he refused to dance with anyone...
Halloween Dance; "Link" costume he made himself, and "Facebook" gag stolen from NBC's The Office.
...even though there were a lot of girls that wanted to! This boy is too handsome for his own good.
Yep, that's eyeliner! He was very specific that Link has 'eyeliner'. It was even more amusing the next day when he couldn't figure out how to get it off and went on his first Scout camp out with make-up on.
I'm glad he's not in too much of a hurry to grow up!