Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Sixteen Candles

The teenager celebrated his 16th birthday today. It passed rather unremarkably because his best friend is grounded. So he was relegated to spending it with the family. hee...

Jake had an eye doctor appointment today, so the Teen had to babysit--which thankfully, he was not upset about. Side note: Jake's eye tests came out fine! His eye is only affected at the outer layer. His only issue will be some light sensitivity in that eye.

We let the Teen choose a restaurant and then took everyone out to eat. The Teen got a steak and he was a happy camper. The kids made him cards and happily passed them out this morning. It was so cute.

He likes to light his own candles


And even likes to give himself re-lighting candles

Continually re-lighting...it got a bit tiresome after awhile!

He wants to get his driver's license, but we are trying to figure out if we will require him to pay part of the $700 bill for driver's ed.
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In other news, I will be taking Kate back to Children's hospital tomorrow to re-do her echocardiogram that she had last month. Her cardiologist emailed me a few days ago to say he was reviewing her echo and saw a blood-flow issue that they want to re-check. It is near the spot where they did her fontan (the actual heart procedure area). He said he is not overly concerned, although he wanted her to come back in right away. So off we go...hoping that the trip doesn't take me two hours like it has the past few times I've gone. Boston traffic... Urgh.

8 comments:

Angie said...

Happy 16th birthday! Yeah for Jake's eye, and praying for Kate. Never a dull moment, is there.

Lyn said...

Praying for Kate's echo. Thinking of you today.
Love,
Lyn

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday Taylor!!!! wow is he really 16?!!!

sara said...

Happy Birthday to Taylor!!!!

Man that boy has changed since I last saw him!!!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Taylor!!! I can't believe how much older he looks. We will be praying for Kate.

Kim K. said...

Happy 16, Taylor!! I'll be anxious to hear about Katie's appt.

Kristin Ferguson said...

I can't believe I didn't know it was my buddy Taylors birthday! And 16 yet too! Please tell him that if I were there I'd hug him 16 times. (Pure Evil, aren't I?)

Glad to hear that Kate's echo went well! (Yes, folks, I have the scoop on the next blog post--tee hee!)

Kristin

trustandobey said...

Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday dear Taylor...
Happy Birthday to you...
Shooby Dooby Do Waaaaaaa
The Allen Sister Quartet:)