At our church, age 12 is pretty exciting for kids. That is because they get to leave the land of little kids (Primary), and move up to the Young Men or Young Women organizations. Additionally, boys who are worthy can receive the priesthood. It is a big responsibility, but Andrew is up to the task.
We invited the grandparents for the weekend, and had a great time celebrating. Andrew is a great kid and awesome big brother. He is always up for a board or card game with his dear mother, and mostly never flinches when I kiss him! He has made several friends at his new school, and hopefully will soon be introducing them to the fun that is Killer Bunnies, his current favorite game.
With the grandparents after Andrew's ordination.
(This was Andrew with Elliott, my dad, and my brother Hugh.
We went to Ernie's Taco House in SoCal before Andrew's first General Priesthood Meeting.
The back of the building doesn't look like much, but it is so good!)
Edited to add: We just found out that Andrew was awarded Student of the Month at his junior high. Congratulations Andrew!