Owen turns twelve today. Thankfully his Nana has been visiting from Illinois for the past several days (she literally pulled up to the house the moment Bodhi was bitten by the snake) and the two of them have been celebrating in style. I have been a bit preoccupied by rattlesnakes and hospitals, but tonight we celebrated together with a dinner at Owen's favorite sushi spot with his Nana. He hosted his buddy birthday party last weekend, with an evening of lively gun play and frivolity. I can't believe the boy is twelve and at the same time it is hard to believe that he is only twelve. It seems like he has been around forever!