Sunday, October 30, 2011

Anna's 8 & A New Calling

I'm so far behind on our blog but I've been living in a candy-induced euphoria this past little while that it doesn't seem to be bothering me much. I can say this about Alabama...they sure are a social bunch! We have been party-going, candy-eating, costume-wearing maniacs for the last week. And loving every minute of it.

The highlight this week was Anna's 8th birthday. I showed up at her school and delivered cupcakes to her class (chocolate self-filled cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and a gumball), we went to Bass Pro Shop for dinner and gator meat (I kid you not...that's what she picked), and opened her presents. Anna is such a wonderful little girl. My favorite thing about Anna right now is her willingness to always be a helper. It doesn't matter what you need done, if you ask her, she will do it. She is so kind and patient with Josh...she is a wonderful sister and daughter. She is a delight and we are so happy to have her as part of our family. She has decided to be baptized and we will be doing it over Thanksgiving while the Grandmas are here.

(This is Anna at about 2 and a half years. Notice she's holding a much healthier looking bunny.)

My days of attending Sunday school and relief society are over! Again. I was called about 3 weeks ago to be a primary worker...teaching the CTR 4s (4-5 year olds). I pretty flattered because they gave me another little person class, so I must not have too badly screwed up the 2 years of Sunbeams I taught in Washington. You know, it really is the place to be. I love these kids already and it helps my testimony grow every time I teach these precious little ones.

One last thing. I found this great Halloween snack mix here and thought it was a great alternative to candy for my primary children this year. I love the Halloween colors!

Have a great week everyone!


Montserrat said...

I LOVE teaching the little children! You will do a terrific job.

Congrats on having an 8 year old. They grew up too fast!

Kathleen said...

anna's EIGHT??? wow. happy birthday! i've also recently been inducted into primary (9 yr olds) and i LOVE it! "congrats"!

Loralee and the gang... said...

My son was baptized this month, too! And I also have a new calling - but I went from Primary (nursery, which I Loved!) to Relief Society (Secretary. I'll get back to you on that one!)

Jenni said...

Oh, Happy 8th Birthday to Anna! Those cupcakes look SO delicious, and I love that you put a gumball on each of them! I bet they loved that! :) And those are both sweet pictures of her, of now and when she was two!

I also have to tell you: You won a copy of the Gooseberry Patch bookazine! I just announced the winners tonight over at my blog, but I wanted to tell you here, too, so I know you get the news! Just email me with your address, and I will get it off to you! :)

I hope you have a great Halloween! :)


Burlap Luxe said...

Congrats on you GiveAway win over at Jenni's !!!
Came to visit and I can see you have a birthday girl! Happy Birthday Anna!!
Save a cupcake for me yummers!

see you soon new friend.

Megalicious said...

My goodness, I miss that little sweetie. I love the cupcakes...they look amazing. Miss you guys!

Cherie said...

Happy Birthday Anna!!