I briefly considered getting up at 4 a.m. and driving north to storm his tent to take the traditional "wake up on your birthday" photo. But, alas, turning 12 comes with deserved independence. And I need my sleep.
So, a Scout mom who almost always volunteers to go on camping trips agreed to take a photo of Cooper on July 3.
|July 3, 2013: 12-year-old Cooper|
Happy birthday, dear Cooper D!