I already shared with you a little glimpse of my special baptism, and now I want to share a little about my birthday.
My mom made sure the house was all decorated.
What do you think?
See the banner in the window. It says CTR, or Choose the Right.
That is my eight year old motto.
I started the morning off with breakfast in bed; yes! skinny pancakes.
My biggest birthday surprise came on an airplane a few days earlier; my favorite cousin Devin came to be here for my baptism.
I had no idea he was coming.
He is 5 years older then me, I look up to him so much.
He even taught me how to style my hair like his.
I cried when he had to leave.
We made a quick trip to cold stone for lunch. It is tradition.
It was fun to share this tradition with my Grandma & Grandpa Swenson, and Devin. I think Grandpa thought it was pretty cool that we got to have ice cream for lunch.
We had to hurry along because my mom had to pick up my other set of grandparents from the airport.
It was neat to have them come on my birthday.
Instead of having a special dinner at home, we went to Larry’s pizza for dinner.
It is a favorite for everyone, and we just had to make sure everyone got to go while they were here.
Once we came back home, it was time for gifts. I was lucky and got to open some birthday presents, and a few baptism gifts.
I got my first set of scriptures. I am so excited and happy to be able to use them.
They even have my name on them.
I also got my own hymn book, and a case to put it all in.
My dad surprised me with my own pocket knife…. much to my mother’s dismay. (I think she’ll come around)
After all the paper was unwrapped, and every gift inspected by my two little hands, it was time for cake.
I wanted a pirate ship. My mom made a fun little ship complete with Rolo gold, fruit roll-up flags, and whopper cannon balls. The candles were coming out of the cannons on the side. Just before we lit the candles, Isaac helped it sink a little.
It still tasted delicious; chocolate my favorite.
I had a great birthday. It was really neat to have my family here, and to receive such special gifts.
It really is great to be eight.