Monday, October 18, 2010

A New Boy!

I have a little catching up to do. Oh how I miss the summer already. I used to be such a scheduled person. Not so much anymore. I love the freedom of summers. Another school year has begun and with that Isaiah has had another birthday. His 8th birthday was on his first day of 2nd grade. He awaited this birthday with much anticipation. It was his magic birthday because he turned 8 on the 8th!

I can't believe my boy is a cub scout! He loves it. He was so thrilled when his uniform came in the mail. He couldn't wait to put it on.

He had a really fun birthday party with lots of family and friends.
He saved up for a long time to buy this tether ball. This kid loves tether ball. It's the only thing he does at recess. It cracks me up because I can't help but think of Napoleon Dynamite.


This kid scored big time this year. His grandparents got him his very own tackle box. This picture does not do justice of how excited he was. He kept wanting Daniel to get out his tackle box so they could compare. He organized and reorganized it all week long. It was very cute to see him haul it around with such pride.

His mom and dad spoiled him a little this year;) I have been wanting to buy him these clubs ever since we saw them about a year ago. They are a little big for him but that was the idea. I wasn't going to buy him clubs that he outgrew in a year. He was so excited to use them. We took him golfing for his birthday and it was a little rough for him. The clubs are a little too long for him so it was harder for him to control. He was expecting his new clubs to make him play like Tiger, (he really did think his clubs looked, "exactly like Tiger's clubs"). He was a little discouraged after that and it made me nervous he wouldn't want to keep playing. My dad took him out a few weeks ago and helped him with his swing and encouraged him to keep playing and have fun. Thanks dad. That really helped!


The most important decision Isaiah made since he turned eight was to be baptised!
I can just cry looking at this cute little boy here.

A little pre-baptism bumper big wheels in the culd-e-sac with his cousins.

Handsome boys!

I am so happy for the choice Isaiah made to be baptised. Isaiah and I had several conversations prior to his baptism. One of them went like this:
Me: "Isaiah, have you prayed about your decision to be baptised?
Isaiah: "Yes, but even if I said I didn't want to be baptised you and dad would make me.
Me: "No we wouldn't. This is your decision to make (I said this with much hesitation, because had he came back with, "I don't want to be baptised." I don't know what I would have said:)
Isaiah: "Really? You guys wouldn't make me get baptised?"
Me: "Nope, really"
Isaiah, after pondering for a moment: "Well I want to be baptised. It's the right thing to do and I want to live with my Heavenly Father again someday."
My heart immediately swelled with joy! Can a mother really ask for more than to hear their child express such righteous desires? I felt so much gratitude at that moment of motherhood. Gratitude for such a sweet little boy and gratitude for all the people in his life that have been a positive influence and example.
Thank you.

4 comments:

Stacey said...

He's such a good kid. Eight is a scary age to watch your kids turn, because now they are accountable. :) You guys are such good parents! Congrats Isaiah!

Kirk + Chelsea said...

Steph, that post made me cry! What a beautiful day for your family! You are doing an amazing job as a mom- what an inspiration! s

Daniel and Monica Long said...

Ok, SOOO cute! I love that dialogue between the two of you! I am SO sad I couldn't be there but am so proud of his choice to be baptized. Isaiah is a special boy, we've always known that and I love him VERY much!

Bridget said...

Oh how I love you guys.