Actually, Max’s birthday was yesterday, the 28th---he just turned 15! Do you remember when you were 15??? Because his brother had to leave on the 27th, we sort of celebrated all Christmas weekend AND Monday---Tuesday, (his actual birthday), he went shooting rifles with his Dad along with his friend, E., and his Dad. You see, E got a rifle for his birthday, and couldn’t wait to shoot it. Besides, Monday, the 27th was E’s 15th birthday too! Max, E and his other friend L, usually celebrate together because their birthdays are so close together (L’s birthday is Jan. 7th). Then, after the rifle shooting, that evening Max and E went to boxing class and worked up quite a sweat.
Well, Max’s actual birthday was a rainy, windy day, so we stayed pretty much inside while he played his new video games and goofed off. Then, today, Wednesday, he went to visit L over in Yuba City, about 2 hours from here. He’ll be gone until sometime this coming weekend.
It’s so hard to believe Max is already 15. It seems like only last week he was going to Kindergarten, and only a few days ago that he graduated from the 8th grade. But now, he’s a freshman in High School and playing High School sports and enjoying the school band program. He’s thrown off his little boy innocent face and a bright young man is shining through that big grin. Why, by next year at this time, he’ll be wanting to get his driver’s license… Oh no! He can’t be THAT old yet!