Well, well, Child #2, here you are at 19 days old. (Sorry about the blurry picture. I must learn to use the scanner.)
And today, sometime after 6 pm (who knows how long it will take to get to the latter half of the alphabet!), you will graduate from high school.
You really haven't changed much. You're still mellow and easy-going, able to charm people from all walks of life. Your smile literally beams. You're a hard worker and self-motivated, determined to do your best. You have a terrific sense of humor, much more refined now. (Your father and I are glad you have grown out of the habit of pitching everything off your highchair tray, then laughing maniacally.) You're smart, athletic, thoughtful, insightful. You're a fine friend, son and student. In any order.
Occidental College is lucky to get you.
I'm very proud of you.
And, no, I wasn't kidding about the skyping. We want to see your shining face very Sunday evening.
Love, Mom xo
p.s. You might consider returning to a diet that includes more fruit and vegetables. Just a little something to keep in mind when you're making food choices in the college cafeteria.