Friday, March 12, 2010

Well, let's see here. Way back at the end of January Alex turned 8. Which meant that this happened:

Somehow I lost my picture of the cake. It was one of those light saber cakes made out of cupcakes lined up in a row. We also ate ewoks (gummy bears), mini light sabers (pretzel sticks), and had yoda sodas. The kids had to clean up after a meteor shower (find all the foil-covered starbursts in the backyard), go through a Jedi training obstacle course, and play the balloon game where they tried to keep their balloons in the air with their light sabers without letting the balloons touch the ground.

Then, this happened:

I guess it was inevitable that I would someday have a calling as a den leader, what with all these boys we have. I just didn't think I would be going into Cub Scouts along with Alex. Ryan is the Cub Master so it's kind of fun. Cub Scouting is a strange new world that I'm just barely learning to navigate.

And of course, this happened:

We had lots of family and friends come and it was just a nice baptism. Alex and Ben did a great job singing "I Want To Be Baptized", the talks were great, the baptism went well, and the confirmation was beautiful too. We had a gathering at our house afterwards with giant Subway sandwiches. Also, you'll be glad to know that Ryan got a haircut later that night.

Then, this happened and we spent many an hour watching for a couple of weeks:

And now I'll try to get back to some more regular posting.


emily said...

wow, that's quite the party! i don't know how you do it.

den leader, ahhhh. . . but that is great that you get to "work" with ryan, too. i've ben a leader for 2 1/2 years - i was supposed to be released last sunday. here's hoping this sunday. :) i've enjoyed it, but i am already the primary secretary and i'm a little tired of it. . .

anyways, congrats on the big 8!

rebecca said...

You're the cutest den leader ever! Looks like a fun party and congrats on his baptism. Yay! Can you believe our babies are 8? Way too fast.