The weather was nice this past weekend-- perfect for a baptism up in the mountains. Our beautiful daughter Anastasia expressed the desire to commit her life to the Lord and be baptized. After talking with her, we knew that she was ready.
But first we all gathered as a church and had some fun!
Julia was blobbed by Adam.
Our friends (Caleb's girlfriend's parents) Danny and Trisha with Dennis, Nolan, and Alex.
Caleb with Oliver on the beach.
Waiting in line to ride the canoes.
Off goes Annalyn with Dennis. It is wonderful to see how much Annalyn is caring for her younger brothers. We just had a talk about what an amazing wife and mother she will make someday.
More of Caleb and Oliver.
Off goes Alex with Daddy.
Anastasia loved riding the canoes all by herself. The whole time before and after the baptism she had a beautiful glow about her.
John asked if he could help baptize Anastasia.
The whole time I thought I was filming the baptism. After uploading the videos I found out I only have these pictures. A little disappointed that I can't show her and she can't show her future kids the video, but it was still a wonderful day and we will always have the memory.
When we were eating dinner, a yellow jacket stung Dennis on the thumb. I'm pretty sure everyone heard. Thankfully someone had an emergency ice pack in their car.
Here are the boys watching all the baptisms.
Rachel and Julia were Adam's chair. But not for long.
Alex is doing great on his new medication. I am told that it is too early to notice a difference but Alex has had 3 great days at school and it seems like reading and spelling have finally clicked with him.
I took Oliver and Caleb to the doctor today. Caleb had his sports physical. I was not thrilled to hear that while he was being checked for hernias they asked him privately if he was sexually active and wanted to be vaccinated with Gardasil. I was very proud of his answer-- "Not until marriage." I am not about to change doctors over this as I know this is standard procedure if not law now here in California-- but really?
They looked at his ganglion cyst on his wrist and referred him to a hand orthopaedic surgeon. As I left they told me that the referral was already faxed over. From prior experience with doctor offices I doubted the office would be able to make the appointment right when we got home. I was wrong. He has an appointment on Monday. :)
As for Oliver, he has only gained a half a pound in two months. His reflux comes and goes. He is being tested for H. Pylori. This doctor would not refer us for an EKG either. Four different doctors now, one being a neonatologist, have said no to my request repeatedly telling me that Oliver doesn't need one. So okay-- he doesn't need one. But I would still like one so I will keep asking.
Poor little guy got four shots right before we left. He was a trooper though.
Gosh I could eat him up.