Just in time for elections, we have another voter; Nigel has turned 18. Seems like every mama makes the same comment at these moments, “I just can’t believe it . . . seems like just yesterday he was a cute little toddler . . .”
You know you want to see some adorable Nigel pictures, right? Yeah, I thought so.
Just a wee little newborn here:
9 months old – look at that hair!
Don’t worry; I won’t take you through all 18 years here :-). Just one more . . . Nigel had a little sister when he was only 15 months old! Isn’t this a sweet picture of him holding baby Sophia?
And now he’s such a fine young man, and we’re so proud of him. Strong (can break stacks of boards with his hands or a kick) yet endlessly patient with Tarquin, who has always, since birth, been bonded to Nigel quite ferociously. Faithful and quiet, creative. Such a joy! Here he is with his raspberry chocolate cheesecake (my children pick such odd things for “birthday cakes”!):
And another for fun (Tarquin begged Nigel to be “Luigi and Ma-wio”):