My oldest son turned 17 on April 21. With this came the realization that he will be an adult in one short year! This transitioning phase started when he got his license last year. He gained a small ounce of independence while I lost some control. While I'm being very sentimental as each year passes, he is just happy he is now old enough to watch rated R movies without his parents!
We took him to dinner at a Brazilian Steakhouse (his choice). Sure beats the Chuck E Cheese days!