We had a family party on his birthday, July 3rd. He got several great presents but the last gift was the best of all--his own cell phone. It came with 1000 parental rules and restrictions but he was still ecstatic.
Oh boy . . . what could it be?
You know this is a staged picture because no teenager actually *talks* on their cell phones anymore--they just text.
Later we had the cake and Tyce went to the movies with his friend Gonzalo.
After his trip to Texas and before we left for Utah Tyce had his "friend" party. Here are the neighborhood boys: Steven, Davian, Elijah, and Konner. They had pizza and (another) ice cream cake before going to the movies to see "A-Team." After that they went to the park to play cops and robbers in the dark.
The boys all pitched in to get Tyce this hat and these very cool sunglasses.
So now I have a 14-year-old; no longer a child but becoming quite a fine young man.