Thursday, February 26, 2009

Spectacular 16!

Sixteen years ago today at 8:40 a.m., my second son made his entrance into the world. Parker Lance Evans has been a barrel of fun and energy ever since. Over the years, I've learned that when Parker is determined to do something, there's no stopping him. I remember telling him once when he was about 3 and he was all frustrated and upset about something, "It's okay. It really doesn't matter." He replied in his determined voice, "Well, it matters to ME!"

Parker is Mr. Social. He's always had lots of friends and fits in with so many different kinds of people. He loves to laugh, to text, to listen to music, to sing, to play his guitar, to tease his younger siblings, to cheer for his beloved BYU Cougars and most of all to RUN! If you've followed my blog, you've seen many pictures of him running. In fact, lately the only time he will let me take his picture is when he's at a track or cross country meet.

Parker is also very spiritual and loves his Heavenly Father. He is enthusiastic about the Gospel and faithfully e-mails his brother Nate on his mission each week.

I am blessed to be his mom. There's never a dull moment when Parker's around!

Today, I checked Parker out of school, and we drove to the DMV. He's now an official licensed driver! Wow! As we were headed to the DMV, I told him I brought my camera so we could document the experience. He rolled his eyes, but I told him I'd only do pictures outside afterward. Although it was tempting to take a picture of him while he was having his picture taken for his license. :)

So, Happy Birthday to my new errand boy!!!


AWWWW! Wasn't he an adorable baby?


My new errand boy!


Pulling out of the driveway on his first solo drive.

Off he goes down the street. BY HIMSELF! Yeah, that was a hard thing to watch! Boo hoo!

26 comments:

jaw515 said...

woohoo Margaret what a great mixed feeling! ;) I think it would be wonderful to have an errand boy but horrible to think of him driving by himself.... and then dating.

Sharon said...

Happy birthday Parker!

Diana said...

Happy birthday Parker! i know how scary it is to have a new driver my sister is 15 and she already has her drivers license, and its really scary. great shots of him driving away

CindyTykie said...

Happy Birthday Parker and {{HUGS}} to Mom! It's hard watching our babies grow up, isn't it? He was an adorable baby and now is a very handsome young man

Michelle said...

woohoo! congrats on the new errand boy! lol! happy birthday, Parker. you sound like an awesome young man.

KRISTIE said...

how exciting! happy birthday to your ds!

Lauren said...

Oh man, I remember that day with C all too well. I took him out of school to take his test too, must be a rite of passage! Love that you took a picture outside the DMV, my son wouldn't let me. He is such a handsome kid!

Cathi Green said...

Happy birthday Parker! Congrats on getting a new errand boy : ) I love the one of him holding his paperwork up, and those of him driving. What a big day!

Beth said...

I love the one with him holding up the newly minted license. My oldest is 13, I can't picture him driving!

Jen said...

Oh how fun! Isnt it so crazy how fast they grow?! Love the DMV shots. So perfect!

Jodar said...

Oh happy birthday! what great shots! I hope that you all had a wonderful day.

Mandy said...

WOW Margaret! That is amazing, yet scary. Congrats to him and a big hug to you. I know that its one of those steps that is scary as a mama!

Lori said...

Life will never be the same again!!!! It's wonderful to have someone to go to the store and get milk and bread, or pick up younger siblings at ball practice, but it's an episode is terror everytime they're more than 10 minutes late!! Happy birthday Parker!!!

Reds said...

Too cute that you get to take photos of his first solo drive!! Happy birthday Parker!

Jess said...

Ohh! My heart ached just looking at that last shot... it's so hard to let them be big! LOL. Happy happy birthday to your new errand boy! ;)

Gypsy Girl said...

Awwww they grow up so fast. What an adorable little guy. What an awesome day for him.

Michelle said...

Happy birthday, Parker! It's tough to watch them grow up, but I bet it will be nice to have someone go get milk when you run out :)

7EVANS said...

Happy Birthday Parker!
OK< some kids I am afraid of on the street ... but Parker ... I would take a ride with you any day! :)
Have the best birthday ever!
So ... who is the lucky girl for the first date? ;)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to Parker! Great shots, I'm sure that even if he doesn't like you taking the shots now, he'll be so happy to have them later. Although, he seemed like a good sport! :)

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Parker! Makes me think how time goes by so fast. Our little Gus is about the age of the first photo. I'm not ready for him to grow up!

Chell said...

Hey congrats on the new errand boy, and Happy Birthday to him. Fun pictures to capture the moment!!

Angela2932 said...

It's been a big week for Parker! Way to go! I love the "errand boy" reference.!

Jami said...

Aw, how sweet! I always love reading your blog so much!

shirley said...

Oh, what a great milestone. Way to go on getting his license, I'm sure he will be very responsible!

Alvord Photography said...

Happy Birthday to him. 16 is so fun. How exciting!!!

Nicki, said...

Sorry so late to bestow B'Day wishes - but, HaPPy BiRthDay Parker! And Margaret, you are so brave - a license! Our Allyson was very eager about the whole topic when she turned 15, it waned over the year. She has finally decided she wants to get her permit - no hurry for actual license. [we had 3 young boys around her age die in a car accident on the way to school down the road from the house - I believe that has reduced interest of teens in the whole community]. Best Wishes!