My sweet boy celebrated a birthday today, which means he is...... Nope. I can't believe it. It seems like just yesterday that..... Well, you know what I mean. Let's just say that he turned fourteen last year and I could hardly handle it!
Anyway, it was a very good day!
The birthday boy slept late, and he was still a little sleepy when he decided it was time for presents.
But this was the Big present -- the one he's wanted for Ages and Ages. He's been cycling through trial versions of Adobe Flash for a long time, but now he has his very own Adobe Flash Professional CS6. It is the Student Version, and it requires proof of studenthood, which is a little tricky for us. It took us a couple tries this afternoon, submitting copies of curriculum receipts, standardized test scores, homeschool registration card (ours has a Jan. 2007 date on it -- the date we started homeschooling in North Carolina -- and the state only issues you a card when you start, so I could see how the Adobe people might be doubtful), etc., but their instructions said it might take two business days to get a registration number and Travis had it by late afternoon, so we were very pleased! His current movie imported without a hitch and he is Very happy!
Ed mentioned to the waitress (twice) that it was Travis's birthday, and after dinner she brought him a lovely birthday slice of cheesecake! She explained that the other servers were too busy to all gather and sing to him, but that she would sing herself if he would like (though she didn't sound very eager). Since Travis's desire to avoid attention is very nearly as great as his desire for cheesecake, this was ideal! All the cheesecake, and none of the embarrassment! (He did share the cheesecake, though, and it was very good!)
And he was surprised and thrilled to discover that Google wishes him a happy birthday too! Wow.
And here is one I forgot to post yesterday! Katie and her friend Caroline made lovely Fourth of July bonnets! You can't really see, but they have sprays of foil stars on them -- very festive!