ERIC JAILLET’S 16th BIRTHDAY

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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!

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It was a nice relaxing afternoon to enjoy the kids, our last time together and some welcome beautiful weather.

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Eric talked his mother and youngest sister, Jaime into a tag football game. Eric explains the rules to them.

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Wendy throws to Jaime. Jim got in the game to hike the ball and mark the down lines.

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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.

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Then it was time for cake and ice cream. The cake was decorated by sister Jocelyn.

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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.

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