My middle son, Daniel, turned 15 today. His gift from me was in 3 parts: 1. I finally sent his Wii off to be repaired. Cost - $75. 2. I bought him a computer desk which was 50% off in the Memorial Day sales. Cost - $40. 3. Steven researched and found a lightly used, practically new Dell computer on Craigslist, e-mailed the man, asked all the appropriate questions, and negotiated the cost down to the $175 Daniel had already saved from Christmas toward the purchase of a personal computer. I went and picked it up, had my brother-in-law check it over, and hid it until today. He was amazingly thrilled and happy and I got a HUGE hug for it. And the best gift of all (to me) was to see the look of complete and total satisfaction. He was one happy camper.
These pictures are from all the events of the last week or so: Daniel's 8th grade awards banquet (Wed. night), his graduation mass (Thurs. night), his deanery 8th grade dance (Saturday night), and his birthday dinner out tonight at Pizza King with the family. The last picture is him with his new computer.
Happy Birthday, Daniel!