Sunday, August 18, 2013

He's 8

Blake's baptism was yesterday.  He was really nervous.  Kept saying that he felt a lot of pressure.  He was also very nervous that he would have to do it more than once.  And he did.  His knee came up and they had to do it again.  He thought that was the most embarrassing thing ever.  We had to explain to him that it was not a big deal, Leah was baptized twice also and so are many others.
A few weeks ago we were going through boxes to see what the kids needed to for school.  I had thought about getting Blake a new tie or shirt for his special day, but didn't want to spend the money. Going through The Jones Store we found this awesome shirt and pants.  I loved the brown and blue plaid shirt, the tan cords were wonderful, and he had a brown tie with small blue strips already.  It was perfect.  New to him and saved me money.  Once again Kita saved the day:) Thank you.

He planned his day about a month ago.  We sat down and he decided who he wanted to talk, pray, sing, witness, etc.  Then he proceeded to call each of them and ask if they would do what he wanted.  I love that we live in a stake that lets us plan our own special day, instead of sharing it with lots of other kids.  We then decided  since Atwood's were coming clear from Cranbrook that day they would be hungry and we should feed everyone.  Funny thing, they stayed in Fort Macleod the night before and beat us all there.  I was glad we did the meal anyways.  It was nice to be together.  I made it simple.  Just Sloppy-Joe's, chips, fruit and water.  Then Blake requested cream puffs and mini brownies from Costco for dessert.  

That morning I thought I should probably come up with a centerpiece or something for the tables.  I wish I would have thought of it sooner, I would have loved to have Dave make me frames out of the old wood Dad gave me from the farm.  It would have looks awesome.  
Blake did very well, he didn't act silly or disrespectful.  It was a really nice afternoon.  Later he was a little sad.  When talking to him he said he didn't feel any different.  Dave explained to him that he wouldn't feel really different because he was already a good kid and making good choices.  Still I am glad for the step he has taken and for the maturity he has shown with calling everyone on his own and thanking people for the nice things they brought him.  He is a great kid and I am glad he is mine.

1 comment:

  1. Such a special day - thanks for letting us share it with you. Ashton was honored to have been asked to speak!