Gus turned 13 years old today.
Thirteeeeeeeeen. Maybe if I say it slowly, the idea of Gus as a teenager will finally sink in.
We surprised him with a 6:00 a.m. wake up call on his new iPhone. Just what every teenager wants, right? Actually, we kinda wanted him to have a phone too. He's going to be in 7th grade, and there were many times last year I wished he'd had a cell phone that I could get ahold of him on the bus or after school. To say Gus was excited about his birthday gift would be an understatement - He loves it.
He was also pretty pleased with his giant, 13-shaped chocolate chip cookie. We celebrated with giant slabs of sugary goodness, and saved some for his sleepover with friends on Saturday.