|Still giggling over the whoopee cushion.|
After the shooting range, we had a "rescue mission" (treasure hunt) in which they ran all over the house and finally outside to rescue lost soldiers (little bags of army men and a parachuter guy.) The sun was actually shining then, and almost warmish, so they played outside for a few minutes. We finished up with presents and cupcakes and a little more shooting while waiting for parents to come. As the last boy left, we all gave a big sigh of relief as having survived 8, 8 yr. old boys. Billy had a great time, though, and that was the most important thing.
Since this was such an important birthday, the fun wasn't over yet. The next Saturday, Billy was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had lots of family there, both sets of grandparents, Uncle Shaun, Aunt Alana, and Chase, and cousin Ashtyn (it was her birthday, too.) Uncle Shaun gave a wonderful talk on the Holy Ghost. He told Billy that he was given lots of presents for his birthday and that each person thought about Billy and just what he'd want to receive. He told him that Heavenly Father did the same thing and gave him the most special gift of all. Shaun is just the best, he always does such a good job speaking! Then afterward, we had everyone over for a little luncheon. It was a great day! I asked Billy how he felt and he said, "Warm." I said, "What does that mean, warm inside or warm outside?" He replied, "Both. The water was really warm, but I felt warm on the inside, too." Of course that was said with his little twinkly, dimple grin. I love this boy!