Yesterday Reed turned 8 years old! Wow, I can't believe how quickly he is growing up. This year he changed in so many ways physically: taller, lankier, and toothier. And talk about personality!
He also grew in many other ways that surprise us, amuse us, and amaze us. He has been such a blessing this year as a son, a brother, and a student. His teacher shares how his frequent hugs brighten her days. He has always shone brightly as the sun in our life, and we see how he now casts that light in the lives of others.
Here are some more photos of our fun day celebrating his birthday in the Smoky Mountains. A five-mile bike ride (one of his new favorite hobbies) in Townsend, followed by ice cream and presents, and dinner and cake at the Olive Garden. Happy birthday, Reed!