Evan is very excited to be starting seventh grade in the fall at John Young Middle School in Mishawaka. He's especially thrilled because he had to wait until middle school before he could get his first mobile phone. We got it for him just before the end of sixth grade so that he would have everyone's phone numbers handy over the summer months.
I hope Evan will be patient with me and Jon as he enters this new phase of parent rearing. I keep telling him that we are only almost-12-year-old parents. We've never done this before. He's the guinea pig.
Sometimes I think we're doing alright and sometimes I think we've messed the whole thing up. The good news is that we can't take credit for all the good stuff he does or the blame for all of the crazy things he will do.
Evan is a great kid and I'm really looking forward to seeing what the next few years have in store for him.
Happy twelfth birthday kid! Mom and Dad love you all of it!
Evan won all of this "bling" in the arcade on the cruise!