Porter likes to tell people that he is the true middle child. Which is true, he is smack dab in the middle. And although he likes to complain about it, I think he handles is just great! He is a helpful, thoughtful kid who will go out of his way to help anyone in need.
Porter had his fair share of firsts and last this year. I was actually a little surprised at how many. He scored his first goal in Lacrosse. He played football after taking a season off, and is thinking next year he may try something different. Could it be his last season?! No one knows, not even Porter! He had his last year in elementary school and started his first year in middle school. He turned 13 and in our family that means a cell phone! A first he has been trying to get since he was about 11! He got his first BB gun and has to wear eye protection to ensure that he DOES NOT SHOOT HIS EYE OUT! =) He was the first one to go out and rake pine needles and the last one to come in. He ran his first mile without a coach yelling at him and has been running a mile 5 days a week for the last 2 months pretty consistently. I hope we don't see the "last" one on that for a while! He is a very helpful kid and doesn't even want something, MOST of the time! He keeps me laughing and always has a joke ready. He helps me remember to always keep things in perspective.