From May to June, Kade had a whole lot going on, starting with his 8th birthday! On his actual birthday, we celebrated small with our family and some cousins.
A few days later, we had his birthday party with friends. He chose a "movie theater" party and we did our best to turn our home into a theater for 12 little boys. Kade thought it was "epic". So I would call it a success.
During the party, we tried giving Lottie some rice cereal for the first time. It was not well received.
Max wanted me to take a picture of his sidewalk drawing.
The last day of school! He was pretty excited about it this year. 2nd grade was rough. He was too bored. After I picked him up, we went and got Bahama bucks. It's our tradition to do that on the way home. We talked about the year, and the school year to come. It was a nice little one on one date. I love this kid.
And now for the pièce de résistance! Kade made the decision to get baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was a decision that we let him make on his own, and I honestly didn't know if he would get baptized for a while. But he did. He and his friend Will Dunford got baptized on the same day.
Baptism day started out as quite an adventure. When we got to the church, there was NO POWER! We started making phone calls to round up some lanterns so there would be enough light to witness the baptism. Luckily, the power came on right before everything was going to start. Kade was a little bummed. He was kind of excited to get baptized by lantern light.
I'm not sure who the photographer was at this point.
Kade is one lucky boy. Grandpa, Nana, Brock, Becca, and Kelsey all came from California for him. We also had most of our Texas-living family members there too!
We are so proud of him and his decision! After it was over, we asked him how he felt. With a huge smile on his face, he answered, "Happy." It melted my mama heart. I'm so grateful to have this boy for a son.