2017 LEGO Build-Off {And National Teenager Day}

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Sunday was our local LEGO Build-Off.

You might remember we attended last year and Mordecai won third place.

Sunday the boys (and Avi) were back and at it again. While we didn’t have any official winners, they all worked hard and did their best.

And, of course, had fun. 2017 LEGO Build-Off and Taco Bell.  2017 LEGO Build-Off and Taco Bell. 2017 LEGO Build-Off and Taco Bell.

Apollo bought this little kitty bag with his tickets. He was so excited and proud.

There was an hour between Apollo’s age group and Hezekiah, Tucker and Avi’s age group. This meant I had to do a little switcheroo. The older boys were at church and Apollo needed to head back home.

But first, lunch.

At Taco Bell, of course. 2017 LEGO Build-Off and Taco Bell.

2017 LEGO Build-Off and Taco Bell. 2017 LEGO Build-Off and Taco Bell.

And see this guy?

Guess what?

Today is his 13th birthday.

Now a trip down memory lane…

Baby with cone shaped head

This picture was taken within half an hour of his birth. See that ear? Chuck said, “Oh look, his ear is still folded down” and tried to unfold it.

Yeah, it didn’t work. Thirteen years later he still has his “elf ear”.

And I hope you appreciate the wool sock in the photo. I’m not joking when I say I wear wool socks year round. And when giving birth, apparently.

Mordecai (7) and Hezekiah (5)

Brown eyed boys

Apollo (1) and Hezekiah (6)

2017 LEGO Build-Off and Taco Bell.

Now that Hezekiah has joined the ranks of Teenagedom, Chuck and I now have seven teenagers.

Yes, my friends, SEVEN!

That means fully half of our children are now teens. When you have two kids, or four kids, having half of them be teens isn’t really a big deal. When you have fourteen? Yeah, that’s a big deal.

2017 LEGO Build-Off and Taco Bell.

2017 LEGO Build-Off and Taco Bell.

We kind of love tacos in our house. 2017 LEGO Build-Off and Taco Bell.

And Taco Bell.

2017 LEGO Build-Off and Taco Bell.

Enoch took this shot as we left Taco Bell. As he was crouched down on the ground taking the picture the owner of the car walked out.

Yes, it was awkward.

But then, so is my life.

Happy Birthday, Hezekiah. Welcome to the world of teens, pomegranates and getting to drink pop!

 

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