Austin turned 15 a couple of weeks ago! Where did the time go?
I decided to make him a "cake" he would actually appreciate.
After school, I took Austin shopping to buy some new clothes and then we all went out to dinner.
After dinner we played a game that I found and thought would be fun to try. I bought a bunch of miniature candies and wrapped them up throughout a ball of packing tape! We had two sets of dice and made a circle. The dice and the ball of candy were handed out. When I said "Go!" the dice were rolled and passed around until someone rolled doubles. Meanwhile, the person with the ball had to try to unwrap the tape to get to the candy. Whatever candy was removed from the ball before someone rolled doubles, was theirs to keep. Whoever rolled doubles, got the candy ball until the next person rolled doubles.
Jessica and Austin's friend Chloe was stying with us while her parents were in France for the week.
It was fun to do something silly with the family and the kids loved having extra candy around!
Jessica made cupcakes and we sang Happy Birthday to Austin.
A couple of days later, I took Austin to take his test for a driving permit!! So crazy! I don't remember it being so official when I was younger. We filled out all of his paperwork and he passed the written test. He should be getting his permit in the mail any day now, but it looks just like a drivers licence! For now, he has to keep this temporary permit with him when he drives. He is doing really well! It's nerve wracking though!
We started driving over to the accident and I looked up the kids phone location. My heart dropped when I saw they were right by the accident! Jason sped up just as I got a text message from Austin, "I drove us all the way to Denny's!".
I took a deep breath. "They are okay." We turned around and made our way back to Costco as I chatted with Austin via text. He was excited about his driving and wanted to know if he could drive to school now. Nope. I think he needs more practice before he is driving in traffic.
Oh boy! We are starting a whole new chapter of worrying!