getting so big

how did my tiny little blonde baby boy get to be so big...and smart...and active...and he's only seven.  he's leaving the stages of playing with toys and cartoons and now wanting to learn chess and watch shows with us like the big bang, or the middle.  he actually gets some of the humor.  it's so fun to see him turn into a tiny adult.  and then he'll cry because it's bedtime and i'm reminded he still is my baby boy, too.

he is actually turning into a very good chess player.  way better than i will ever be.  he sees moves ahead of time and anticipates what will come next.  i'm more of a checkers person, but for him i'll do chess it is!  let's just say he usually wins.

i absolutely love this little face with will his freckles.