Thursday, January 5, 2012

8 year old and Baptism!

Our handsome Grant turned 8 at the end of December.  We had Jeff's parents and my mom in town for the festivities which for us included being baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It was a special day.  

Grant chose to open his presents early in the day so he would have all day to play with them... since the evening would be busy with the baptism ;).

Here he is with all of his goodies!

Jeff baptized and confirmed Grant.  It was very nice.  Sandra and I said the prayers, Grandpa and Talmage gave talks, and the Grandma's helped with music.  It was a small gathering, which was what Grant wanted since he gets nervous in front of a lot of people.  We had a really nice day :)

Our handsome 8 year old!

Let's not forget blowing out the candles.  We let the kids pick their dessert and Grant picked ice cream cones... so 8 candles got piled on top of his cone... like a fireball ;).

Make a wish!

We even had Jeff's brother and family in town for the baptism so we had lots of fun with cousins... they all got to eat dinner and dessert outside.  One of the benefits of a mild Texas winter :).
Happy Birthday Grant!  We love you and are so happy with the good things you are accomplishing in your life!  Grant loves animals, creating things, running, soccer, his little brother, science, math, reading, and lots of other things.  I can't believe how fast the kids are growing up!

1 comment:

Cindy Killebrew said...

Congratulations Grant! It looks like it was an awesome day!