He was so mad at me when I told him that he couldn't have a big theme party. I agreed to let him invite three friends to go bowling. Of course he snuck in a fourth friend and finally became became satisfied with bowling. What more could a kid ask for? Really, Caleb would ask for the moon!
Andy sat by the cake all afternoon waiting for Caleb and his friends to come home from school.
Caleb's friends were so cute and generous. He invited Maggie, Will, Isaac and Matthew. I forgot the camera when we went bowling, but they all seemed to have a good time. They were so cute cheering for each other. Caleb won by a landslide which also made him happy.
Caleb was so happy! Josh and I gave him a pogo stick. I guess that is the going thing in the neighborhood right now, but the best gift he got was from Gabe, an iPhone 3. It works as an ipod touch because it won't make or receive calls or connect to the internet. For Caleb all he really wants is the hand held games and music. I feel like he gets too much screen time as is, but it is nice to have one more "reward" for my bag of tricks to get him to do his homework.
Today was Caleb's baptism. Josh and I were both excited, and hope that the Gift of the Holy Ghost will help him to make good decisions. I have no doubt that Caleb will be a wonderful adult, that is if he makes it to adulthood. His energy is almost more than I can stand. He wants to go go go even at the expense of being obedient. It doesn't hurt to hope for a miracle right, that his desire to be obedient TO ME (he is good for most others) will be strengthened.
He was baptized and confirmed by his dad. Josh did a great job.
I spoke. Is it prideful for me to feel like it was good? My topic was the Holy Ghost and I made the analogy of joining Heavenly Fathers team and that they Holy Ghost is like the coach. I had to ask Caleb and the two other kids to "look at me" 3-4 times during the talk, but I really felt the spirit while I was giving it. I know that this is the most important team he will ever join.
We had our core group of family support for the day. My parents and Josh's parents came. Merle, Cody, Steph, Connie, Colby and Danny were here along with April and Ethen. It is days like this that we sure wish that Cathie's family with the majority of the cousins lived close. It is a good thing when Ethen is available.
His grandpa's Lonn and Neil were the whiteness. In the confirmation circle was Josh, Lonn, Neil, Cody, Colby and our friend, a member of the bishopric, Scott Findley.
My mom had her second knee replaced on Tuesday and checked out of the hospital for a few hours to come and then went back to the hospital after dinner.
We had a feast of ham and baked potatoes after the meeting. Celeb got set of scriptures, and was very happy. The day was perfect.