It's great to be eight, even if having a birthday five days before Christmas isn't all that grand.
That's right, DS-7 is now officially DS-8. We celebrated by inviting three families to join us for a night of bowling, pizza and cupcakes ~ frosted to look like one cake ~ great for easy serving at a bowling ally.
DS-8 was thrilled to have his friend K come to visit. The boys have been buddies since we moved here when DS-8 was still just DS-2. They met in the nursery at church and I worked with his mother in the Primary for three years.
K turns 8 in January, about the same time DS-8 would have had his birthday, had he not been born six weeks early. They were in the same kindergarten class together. But, their family moved to a town about an hour's drive away from here, although it is still in the same county.
My little guy still misses playing with him.
The bowling turned out to be a rather entertaining ~ if slightly unorganized event. The lack of organization comes from the folks invited to play with us, and the many different directions one is obliged to go during this time of year.
Eight is a big number in our church, because it means my son is now old enough to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
We are very excited about it.