Thursday, March 3, 2011

It's GREAT to be 8!


We had a big event in our family. Not just a birthday, but an eighth birthday. Porter was baptized on February 25th (the same day Nana and Grampy were baptized long ago)! He was very excited, as was the entire family. It was a great chance to get together. I slacked a little on the pictures. I really wanted to get a group photo, but the evening was a little chaotic and the little kids were tired, but at least I managed to get pictures with the grandparents.

We were lucky to have a lot of family in attendance. Even though James missed his flight from Salt Lake and we had to stall for about an hour. We were just glad he made it. Lucklie we had prepared food (sandwiches, pasta salad, fruit salad, and a chocolate and vanilla layered cake with a picture of Porter on it) so we just served the food first while we waited for James to get there. Also in attendance was Grammy and Poppy, Nana Grampy and Hanny, Sarah, Steven, Landon, Addie, Grant, and baby Ella, Brad and Jessica, James and his friend Hannah and of course Me, Casey, Maya, Bennett, and Miles. Porters friend Thula from Philadelphia and her mom Elaine even came.


It was great to have everyone together, and even more fun because we all stayed with my parents so we got to extend the party. When we got home we let Porter open his presents and he was happy to get a new set of scriptures and a cap gun (Me and Casey), a beautiful quilt and a star-wars movie (Grammy and Poppy), a gift card, his scouting uniform and book (Nana and Grampy), a cute handmade scripture case (Sarah and family) an IU sweatshirt (James friend Hannah) and cash from (Thula and Elaine). Grammy was great to play games with. Here they are all playing Stone Age, which is quite the feat when you are playing with 4 kids under 8.

These little yahoos were cute all playing together. Everyone had a great time together and we were sad to see them leave.

Probably the most exciting thing for Porter was becoming a SCOUT. He was so excited for it, and he was quite the little stud muffin in his uniform.

8 comments:

Elaine said...

Uh....and Elaine and Thula were also there. :-) It was great seeing you and your family and Porter does look great in his new uniform.

Elaine said...

That'll do (especially the cash part:-)

Book group was weird. We have an interesting crew-my friend (you know who I'm talking about) started going off on illegal immigration and got the Arizona people all riled up. Then one lady started complaining how Native American's got a raw deal and how she's related to Geronimo (yeah right) and how the govt. won't give her a free house. I wish you could have been there! However, I picked up the book and the audio version at the library yesterday so I am looking forward to reading/listening to it.....anyways....people ate the pie.One lady asked how I made it. I told her all the ingredients, but I forgot to mention the chocolate pudding. The lady said a little panicked, "What makes it brown?!" Haha

Peggy and Jeff said...

Porter has his father's gaming genes and will soon be beating us all at Stone Age!! He looks especially cute in his scout uniform...gosh I miss those kids!

Sierra Parke said...

Wow, I can't believe Porter is 8 already! That is very exciting for him. I loved reading about his special day and it was great seeing pictures of everyone. You look amazing, Amanda! When are you due? Are you having a boy or girl? Glad to hear you are all doing well:)

Jims Porter said...

I'm glad I made it. Porter looks so handsome in his scout uniform.

Doug and Mallena said...

Congratulations Porter on your baptism! It's hard to believe these kids are old enough to be getting baptized. Miriam's day is sneaking closer and closer.

Jamie said...

Hey we had a baptism in February too. I didn't realize how close in age our boys are. We haven't and may never actually post about the baptism or the birthday for that matter. Way to go and keeping up your blog. We're looking forward to baby #5 and hope he/she will not keep Amanda from the EFR.

Searls Stuff said...

Looks like the grandmothers coordinated their outfits! Thanks for sharing these milestones of Porter's.