On June 24th, Max turned sixteen.
I don't know how this happened.
Yes, his voice has deepened considerably. He is 6 inches taller than me. He has big, broad shoulders and he can reach things in the high cupboards for me. He has his driver's permit.
Also, he was ordained a priest on Sunday!
But, still. How can he be sixteen?
the goods: a case for his guitar, new sheet music, 3 new ties, a t-shirt from Snowbird, a keychain from Eva, dark chocolate from Lucas ($$ from all the grandparents)
On the night of his birthday, he invited some friends over for games and a movie. We had panini, Italian sodas, and pizookies (deep-dish cookies with ice cream). They watched Strictly Ballroom.
On Sunday, we had a family party:
Max reading from the birthday book that Grandma Mim orchestrated. (She's doing them for all the birthdays this year – everyone writes a personal message.)
Grandma & Grandpa brought the birthday bear! No celebration would be complete without it.
Eva made a banner for his chocolate peanut butter cake. Not sure why we only had one candle...