Friday, April 30, 2010

Cub Scouts

Along with getting baptized, one of the greatest things about turning 8 for Robby was that he got to start Cub Scouts.  He loves it.  He can hardly wait for Tuesdays to roll around so he can go to Scouts.  I love seeing him so excited about it.

Our ward had the pinewood derby just a couple of weeks before his 8th birthday, so he was invited to participate in it too.  He built a great car with his dad and had a lot of fun.

He loves to pass things off and earn things.  So far, in two pack meetings, he has earned his Bobcat and 4 belt loops.  He has probably read his scout book from cover to cover 5 times and is always asking if we can work on scout stuff.  I love that enthusiasm and hope he continues to have a good time with it.

Here are a few pictures from his first official pack meeting, where he earned his Bobcat award.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Robby's Birthday and Baptism

I am so very behind again.  We have been landscaping our backyard.  I feel like I have spent every waking moment either doing yard work, recovering from doing yard work, or trying to catch up on the things I have ignored while doing yard work.

But, even in the midst of all the yard work, the world has still been turning and a lot has been going on.

Robby had a great 8th birthday.

I can't believe how grown up he is getting.  When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, he told me he wanted a grade cake (grades meaning A, B, C, D, F.)  I couldn't quite bring myself to do that, so instead I made him a math cake, since math is his favorite subject.  The challenge for him was to put all the cupcakes in order so that they equal 8.  Definitely not the best cake decorating in the world, but he thought it was pretty cool.

He got a remote control car for his birthday, which he loves.  He also had a really fun birthday party with his best friend, Kalvin.  Their birthdays are only 6 days apart, so they have a joint birthday party every year. This year they had a late night party, watched "Where the Wild Things Are" and played the Wii.  They had a really good time.  I didn't take any pictures though; keeping up with that many boys was challenge enough.

A couple of days after his birthday, Robby was baptized and confirmed a member of the LDS church by his dad.  It was one of those moments for me, when I am truly grateful to be a mom.  I am so proud of Robby, and his decision to be baptized.  I love watching his testimony and strength in the Gospel grow.  He is an amazing example to me.

I love this picture of the family, both Grandmas and Grandpas and Aunt Emily.

Here we have Kirk and mini Kirk.  Sometimes it amazes me how much they look (and act) alike.

Robby and Kalvin.  The baptism date in March just happened to fall right between Robby and Kalvin's birthdays, so Robby was baptized in March, but Kalvin wasn't baptized until April.  It was a little bittersweet for them.  They have always done so much together that they thought it would be really cool to be baptized at the same time, but Robby was not about to wait an extra month.  It worked out well though.  This gave them the chance to be there and support each other and each have their own special day.

I am truly in awe at what an amazing young man Robby is becoming.  He is so responsible and kind.  I am a very lucky mom.  I love you Robby!