Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's Great to be 8!

What a little heartbreaker! I'm just crazy about this kid.I can't believe our baby Jack is 8. It seems like he was just born, but then again it seems like he has always been a part of our lives. Jack is such a special sweet boy, and we love him so much. Some of the things Jack enjoys right now as an 8 year-old are:
playing with his brothers (he is the most patient and loving big brother)
playing the Wii and DSi
doing karate (he just got his purple belt)
playing the piano (okay, I like this one more than he does, but he tries to comply with my wishes)
writing stories and illustrating them
reading books (right now he is reading Percy Jackson)
riding his bike and jumping on the trampoline
playing basketball (this is a new-found pleasure and I am happy about that)
sewing (yes I said sewing, he recently became interested after watching me involved at the machine with my endless projects and last week finished his first project--a space pillowcase for his bed)
and many other 8 year-old boy activities.

Last week Jack was baptized and we had a great day celebrating his decision. He has worked so hard to get ready for this and everything went off without a hitch. Well, that is unless you call being locked out of the church in a frosty spring snow storm a hitch. I always say its things like that that make memories even more memorable. I will forever envision all of us huddled next to the church in dresses and suits with umbrellas (for some) with really wet snow pounding us sideways. The people without umbrellas were really wet, but all was resolved quickly when someone was kind enough to bring us the keys.

I just love this kid and can't imagine life without him. He is such a sweet and kind kid and melts my heart everyday, even now that he thinks he is all grown up.

I will post later about a special gift Jack was given on this great day. Chirp chirp, there's your clue.


Alisa said...

What darling pictures. I have a picture of ya'll huddled together locked out of the building. I will send it your way.

Stacie said...

I can't believe he is 8! Those pictures make him look so old. has he really changed that much in the 15 months since we have been gone? We are looking forward to seeing everyone in June.