Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sweet 16...

There has been a lot of focus and attention on Andrew these days. But, you only turn 16 once in your life, so I guess it is justified.

He got his driver's licence at 8:00 a.m. the morning of his birthday (March 9th). Lucky for him, it was a weekday and school was out. Otherwise, we would have heard nothing but complaining. I scheduled the earliest time possible. The woman who gave him the test said that he passed with "flying colors." She said he was one of the best 16 year old drivers she has ever seen. That gave us a lot of confidence in him. He drove a lot during the day and that night Rick and I let him drive home on his own from dinner in Orem. We followed close behind. He made about 50 mistakes, some that could have been fatal. That really worries us that he is the best they have seen. Scary what is out on the road right now.

Rick bought a new car at the end of this week (Andrew was not happy about how long the process took). Now Andrew gets to "use" the Camaro, with certain restrictions that involve grades, attitude, etc. We have made it very clear to him that he gets to share this car with Janessa in 2 and a half years. This is the first day he got to drive it officially. He was on his way to his lacrosse game (40 degrees) and put the top down! The next day when he went to school with it, he came home beaming (again, with the top down). He said, "Man, I love that car." I asked if the kids thought he was pretty cool. He said, "I think I am pretty cool." I guess that is all that matters!

He went on his very first date to Sadie Hawkins with Kirstin Montgomery. She is a darling girl that lives across the street. They are in the marching band together and they were friends before she moved to our neighborhood. They had a great time on their date. They went to her house and made pizza, played games and then went to the dance.

3 comments:

Moab Cozzens said...

I still can't believe he's sixteen!! I think he looks cool in that car, too. And I'm not going to let Drew see it.

Kenny, Jill and Aiden said...

Happy 16th birthday Andrew, congratulations on the drivers license and the car. Wow, that must have been a great day.

Stacey said...

It is so crazy that he is driving and dating! It's even crazier that Sarah and Janessa aren't that far behind! I remember my sixteenth birthday so well, and how old I felt! NOW I feel really old!