Here's our birthday boy's big 13th in pictures...
Of course, he can't be serious for one moment for a pic with the family
Having cake after playing laser tag with his friends
Yes, he still LOVES hippos, and was really excited to get this cute stuffed hippo from his friend Tiff
Yes, he's a house of cards. Do you get the idea this kid always keeps us laughing?
His wish for his actual birthday was to go bowling with just family. So he's getting his family presents at the bowling alley
And enduring a hug from little sis
He wanted to roll out the first ball right at 4:14, when he became a teenager
And spent some of the rest of the day making foam sword and shield. I still think he looks very elvish with those ears!