Thursday, August 11, 2011

Baptisms and Memory Boxes

I have secured the privilege from all of my grown children to purchase my grands first set of scriptures when they turn eight years old. I had three sets to purchase this year so I took orders a few months ago for their color choices and I ordered all three sets at the same time. The girls get a custom girly scripture case and the boys get a handsome case that matches their scripture color. I have their names imprinted on the scriptures to personalize this gift.

Turning eight also means that they are able to be baptized. This baptism was for my grandson that I clearly take second place to anytime that Papa is around. He adores his papa. In fact, when he was planning his baptism program he wanted his Papa to do everything!

His baptism service was wonderful even with Papa only having three of the assignments that his mom was finally able to coax him down to.

I created my traditional baptism day memory box as a gift for him. He had chosen bright yellow sunflowers for his refreshment table decor. That color theme helped to inspire this creation.

His first and last name starts with the letter "H". 

The bee stickers on the "H" are symbolic to the quote:

"Be grateful, smart, clean, true, humble, prayerful,"
 positive, still and involved.
President Hinkley

Following the baptism he had chosen an 
ice cream sundae bar for the refreshments.

Yep, that's papa scooping ice cream.

I was pretty impressed with this young man. All on his own he helped out at the serving table and he waited until all of his guests had gotten ice cream before he made his own sundae!

He was a very handsome guest of honor!

Fudge, caramel strawberries, Oreos, peanut butter cups, gummies, sprinkles, nuts, cherries, and whipped cream made for some pretty hard choices!

Some opted for the works!

And, who would ever not top it off with
a cherry on top?

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