August 31, 2010

It's Great to Be Eight

This summer, Brevin celebrated a milestone birthday.  He turned eight years old, and that's kind of a big deal around these parts.  It's a literal "right of passage" into church membership (more on his baptism later!), the Cub Scouts organization, the Faith in God program, and U10 soccer.  I am thrilled that I have some extra keep-my-child-busy-doing-worthwhile-activities ammunition in my arsenal now.  I can better combat Brevin's recent desire to play video games all day (although the Cub Scouts program has a video game academic belt loop and pin...go figure!). 

And of course, with a birthday comes the traditional celebrations and hoopla.  This year was an off year for friend parties, and that's okay, because we did a big family shindig after Brevin's baptism.  The morning started off with his birthday breakfast request of pancakes shaped in the number eight.

He received gifts among which included a new suit, scriptures, a Cub Scout uniform, and--what do you know--more video games.

I let him invite a friend over to play for the day, and he and Cameron spent the majority of their time together playing video games.  (I am noticing a trend here.)  That evening, we went as a family to Brevin's restaurant of choice, Pirate Island Pizza.  I'm relieved to see that Brevin and Spencer's tastes have evolved  from McDonald's and Chuck E. Cheese's.

And to show that Brevin did do a few other things besides play video games during his past year of life, here is his year in review video:

Happy Birthday, Brevy-Boy!

This post authored by Amber