The first thing he did was get his driver's license. Of course that is after waking up, checking facebook for all of the birthday wishes, brushing teeth (he skipped breakfast - bad boy!), and getting dressed. I'm sure there was a text or two in there somewhere. But the first important thing he did was take his driver's test - and he passed it (no surprise there).
How do you think he spent the rest of his day?
Driving around showing off? No car. No gas money. So no.
Hanging out with friends? Nope
Moping because he has no money and no friends? Ha. True about the money, but not true about the friends. And no moping.
He spent the day working with Grandpa.
|Travis stacking brush|
We have an eyesore on the front of our property in the form of a septic system that sticks up out of the ground. When they installed it oh so many years ago, they hit rock, and couldn't set it into the hillside like it was supposed to be. For all these years it has stuck out like a sore thumb.
Jim cut trees around the system so we could get dirt to the area. As Jim cut, Travis stacked the brush. He stacked, and stacked, and stacked! Jim quickly discovered keeping up with a 16 year old is no easy task.
Would you believe me if I told you this is six dump truck loads of dirt? I wouldn't believe it either if I hadn't seen for myself each and every truck that brought a load in. This is turning out to be a bit of an expensive project.
Of course it wasn't all work. His family came out for supper and birthday cake later in the evening.
Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday, dear Travis! Happy Birthday to you!
Thank you for spending your day with us... working, no less! We are proud of you as a person, and we are proud to call you Grandson.