When a girl turns sixteen, it is a “sweet sixteen” party. What do you call a boy as he turns 16? It is a milestone to turn 16. For one, you can get a job, you can drive and in a way, it is a crossover to manhood. So, maybe goodbye childhood. But, there is no handy moniker for the event. Parents, Jim and Wendy organized a barbecue. His girlfriend, Stephanie (seated left) made him his own personal bowl of home-made macaroni and cheese. Neat!
It was a nice relaxing afternoon to enjoy the kids, our last time together and some welcome beautiful weather.
Eric talked his mother and youngest sister, Jaime into a tag football game. Eric explains the rules to them.
Wendy throws to Jaime. Jim got in the game to hike the ball and mark the down lines.
Eric and Stephanie huddle and strategize. It is Wendy and Jaime against Eric and Stephanie.
I don’t know who won because everyone was having fun and laughing a lot and it really didn’t matter.
Then it was time for cake and ice cream. The cake was decorated by sister Jocelyn.
It was a happy day for a young man with amazing potential to become a pro ball player, which is his dream. And, a beautiful day to enjoy a family gathering full of food, fun and laughter. Ciao!
We leave Ivoryton this a.m. and head North West.