Isn’t he cute? We were given an unused white suit and he looked so big. We couldn’t even do up the neck button or put on the matching tie. I didn’t have any family here and that was very different, but I am thankful for the friends who came to support me as my family.
Last week Nathan turned 8 years old. I can’t believe how the time has flown by. He is turning into such a little man. I am so proud of the man he is becoming. So Friday was his birthday party and he invited most every kid he knows. My older boys (Christian and Andrew) worked with me to make some cakes. We had so much fun and stress working on those cakes. They were the kind with ice cream in the center. We wanted them to look like the #8 when they were put together, but that didn’t turn out as well as we had hope. I have to say they still tasted wonderful. I stole my friends kitchen aid and used it to make wonderful icing and now I need a kitchen aid of my own. That story will come in a future blog. The party was big and loud here at our house. We were going to play at the grass park nearby, but the weather didn’t let us. Still I think the children had fun.
Saturday we had his baptism. It was very nice and with so many children getting baptized it was well attended. I couldn’t help but miss the attendance of my family; however I am very grateful that Eric has his supportive family nearby. Here is a picture of Nathan and his good buddy Kalista.
Don't they look like a pic from a young prom or something?
This summer we have spent a little time at the pools and just getting to know our new addition. School starts this week for our two oldest boys and I am going to miss them and their help. Next week I will loose my last helper when Nathan starts school. It will be interesting to see how I handle being alone with baby B. Wow, it has been such a long time since I was alone with a baby; I hope I remember what to do.