Monday, December 08, 2008

The Day


Started with a baptism ...


(Here is Jackson, just after his baptism. Still a little wet. And sweet as can be.)


then a birthday party ...


and ended with friends and eating
(and mama running on the treadmill after eating four pieces of angel food cake).

He had the perfect day.

The party was much, much better than last year. There was no couch flippage. But, it was a little loud (one child was extremely loud). The same kid told me he wasn't going to decorate his house because he had barfed the night before and the morning of ... Nice. (Why do parents do that?) If we all get the pukie germs, that kid will never be invited back ... And you think I'm joking. But I'm absolutely not.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

you crack me up!

nikko said...

Aw! That second picture is so sweet. I love baptism days!

Erika said...

what a beautiful day. Congratulations Jackson!

Myrnie said...

What a fabulous day! And yeah, I wouldn't invite the child back either, if everyone gets sick... and yes, I'm the mom that keeps my kids home from primary when their noses run!

Gail :) said...

Congratulations on your baptism Jackson! Happy Birhtday too! Looks like a great party. Sorry too hear about the sicko. Hopefully your family stays healthy ;) My son's first Birthday was yesterday too. What a busy time of year for parties! I think we are moving his to his half birthday in June!

kirsten said...

glad the day went well! I am glad I got to do one baptism 'dress' - the other 2 will do the suit thing, too! He looks so grown up!

mommiemarzie said...

Congrats on the baptism!! He's a lucky boy to have a whole day dedicated to him with the baptism and the party. And what a great idea for a party! Kids and candy. :)
-Kathy

Brenda said...

He is so handsome, like the rest. You are a very lucky Mom (I'm sure you count those blessings every day).

V and Co. said...

congrats to jackson! such a cutie!

Sarah and Jack said...

Who sends a puking kid to a birthday party??????

Seriously, I might have been on the phone right then to have his mother come collect him. That's totally disrespectful, rude and disgusting.

Martha said...

He's so cute. Congratulations Jackson. We had a mom bring her child to bible school last year after he had thrown up in the car on the way there. Several people I know caught it, including my daughter, later that week. So sad for the children that their parents are so desparate to be rid of them. I wouldn't invite him back because she's likely to send him sick again.

Stacey said...

Congrats! What a special day!

LK said...

Joking? I KNOW you're not. I wouldn't either. Very beautiful and sweet pictures of your boy. Enjoy!

amandajean said...

oh, those parents are NOT NICE to have sent a sick kid to your party. WHY on earth would they do that???!??!!? that just isn't right.

and your boy looks so so sweet!

Kris said...

Eight year olds are so cool! (My youngest turned 8 in October!)

That mum was definitely not cool. So discourteous to send a sick child. Makes you wonder what she was thinking! Hope you are all well and stay well.

Jo-Anne said...

That Jackson is a handsome young man! Congratulations on his baptism...what a wonderful day.

I am hoping that no sicky germs landed anywhere in your house!

TinkerBlue said...

Congratulations and happy birthday Jackson.

Who sends a kid who just threw up to a party full of other kids?

utmommy said...

Congrats Jackson!

What a great day!

misschris said...

Congrats Jackson! And happy birthday! What a super day.

He couldn't be any more adorable. Man, Lera, your kids... just so stinkin cute.

Oh, I hope you guys don't get sick. (What a dumb parental move. Sheesh.)

Emily said...

Cutesy! and thanks for sharing this great day with us!