Bailey turned fifteen a few weeks ago (March 18) but we celebrated his birthday on the 31st (one family was out of town on his actual birthday weekend, we were out of town the next). He wanted to just hang out, and so that’s what we did. After church we ate lunch at the food court and then came here. The weather was nice so they spent a few hours outside playing a game whose name I do not know, but I think it’s sort of like 4-square.
I love the kids my boys have become friends with and absolutely love having them over. We had pizza for dinner, they rented a movie, and for dessert, Bailey’s request was Grammy’s Heath Bar Delight.
Bailey’s skill on the guitar has grown tremendously in the last year. In fact, sometimes I can’t tell if it’s him playing or Matt! He’s got a good ear and when he has a song he wants to learn, he finds YouTube videos that highlight certain parts. I’m incredibly proud of his dedication to this hobby.
He’s finishing up the 9th grade and we have really dug into Church History this year. Some of the material has been powerful, even for me, and I have thoroughly loved this year’s Sonlight Core (200). We’ve had lots of great discussions over very difficult topics and watching Bailey grow in this way has made me so thankful we have homeschooled throughout. He’s got such a sharp mind and I believe he will use it for good things in his adult life.
Our teen are now 17, 16, and 15. Just a fun little fact. Matt’s birthday was April 1st, Hayden’s is in less than a month and then we get a six-month break from all things birthday!!