Sunday, October 5, 2008

Our Last Teenager

Today Ammon had a great day! He had many visitors and phone calls. It was nice because he's been kind of isolated - no church, no school and few visitors due to health concerns. Today everybody came! Two of his school aides and their entire families came. The Geberts came first and their youngest daughter sang a song to him as a birthday present. It was very sweet and took a lot of courage to sing to a house full of family members. The photo below is of the Minson family. Keri (mom) is another one of Ammon's aides and this is her family. They came to visit and brought their newly returned missionary, Kyle, with them. Ammon was so excited to see Kyle! Back row, left to right: Devin, Steffi, Diane Stewart (family friend), Mark, Keri; front row left to right, Kyle, Ammon and Alex. They brought gifts and sang a song, too, which was pretty funny and very short. These are some of Ammon's best friends.
Here is Ammon opening one of his presents. I got him a school outfit (which he has on in the photo), some new church clothes and t-shirts now that he has grown a little.


He has Shrek 2 & 3 but didn't have the first Shrek. He had wanted that to complete his "collection." He was happy to get it.

The girls wanted to get him a fish so we got one last night, followed the directions to the letter but the fish died shortly after we gave it to him this morning. It was sad - I don't know if we dare get another one just to kill it -- we seem to have this problem with pets.......Hmmm.......
He was pretty excited to get a couple of movies, a Michael Buble CD, lots of candy, some great birthday cards, and a few other cool gifts.
What a great day!

6 comments:

chelsey said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun on your bday! I'm glad I'll get to see you in a few days!

Mike and Adrianne said...

What a great birthday! I was glad I got to talk to you. I'm glad you got to have a party.

Jeni said...

Happy birthday Ammon! So wonderful to have such great family and friends. I love the update of your picture and blog! Glad you had a GREAT day!

grams said...

Ammon, you are a super teenager. Glad you had so much fun on your birthday. You have an awesome family and many friends. You are blessed.

Keri said...

Happy Birthday Ammon! I am so amazed that you are a teenager now!!! You are looking so great! I am anxious for you to return to school.Love you.
Mrs. Minson

Michelle said...

Looks like you had fun on your birthday. Sorry about your fish.