Abigail turned 14 on the 10th of August. We had cake for breakfast before we went to church so my Mom and Dad could leave with four of the kids on their trip to Fairbanks.
Her favorite gift (besides the socks) was her ipod complete with docking station. (That's so the kids don't walk around with cords hanging out of their ears.) It's the family's first ipod and after the first month Abigail has got to share because we don't plan on buying every kid one.
In Alaska you can get your driver's permit once you turn 14 and take a written test. When you turn 16 you can take the driving test and get your license.
Abigail turned 14 on Sunday and took her written test on Monday. She got to take her first drive later that afternoon (when Paul got back from flying). Caleb got to go along for moral support.
The rest of us followed behind in the motor home taking pictures. The sidekick is a stick shift and she didn't stall it once. (On her first drive, we won't talk about the rest of the month in Anchorage... Actually she did great. She's been practising for some time in Nondalton where it is unregulated.)