My mom and step-dad throw a big family birthday party for each of the kids when they turn 13.
Even though Jonathan was thirteen in April, we couldn't get everyone together until yesterday. It worked out well, because we were able to celebrate Fathers Day, too.
We had a shelter House at Mounds State Park and had a great picnic. The heavy rain held off until evening and the temperature was pretty pleasant.
Some of the dads & kids went on a fairly long hike, while the rest of us sat around and talked. (I would have hiked, but I wore the wrong shoes.)
I'm still having trouble believing that my former chubby-cheeked little sweetheart is a teenager, looking to pass me up in height any day.