Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kellen's First Shave

All the kids seem to be growing up so fast, but Kellen especially has been growing up by leaps and bounds. In the last year his feet have grown several sizes, to the point that they are almost the same size as mine. Early last summer his clothing was size 10. This summer; 16, and I even bought him some adult smalls.

He also is taking on more responsibility. He mowed the yard for the first time a week or so ago. He is helping Tim and Papaw more and more with the work around the farm. He has learned to cook several meals, and can be trusted to watch Vivian while I am outside or up working in the garden.

The kid is growing by leaps and bounds quickly approaching the transitions from boyhood to teenager, and then to adulthood. It is a very bittersweet time. Then on Sunday, while I was at work, he had his first shave.

Shocking isn't it? I have to admit I was rather surprised myself upon returning home after work.

Here is my little man three days later, very thrilled to pose for a picture. Ah, he is growing up so fast!


  1. It's a good look for him. I shaved my head 13 years ago and have kept it...maybe he will too?

    Anyhow, I understand your feelings of "they're growing up too fast...but isn't it cool?" Scary but exciting stuff indeed!

  2. Stephanie, tell Kellen G and I said that he didn't have to get a "new do" just for us. No matter what he sure is one handsome young man!!!

    G and G