Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Parkers turns 8, joins Cub scouts and gets Baptized

My once little boy Parker has turned 8 on May 13th, and was able to join my wolf den. If any of you know my family we are big scouters (my dad has worked for the Boy Scouts for the last 18 years, for those who don't know). Needless to say we were very excited about this and I am happy to be starting the journey of being a mom of scouts. He quickly earned his Bobcat and is patiently (for Parker) working on his Wolf, according to him he wants it NOW!
On June 13th he was baptized. I think I was is shock because everything seemed to just roll along smoothly. But then again I have noticed all the craziness before a spiritual event is usually just the adversary trying to get us to make wrong choices and once that has passed the spirit is overwhelming. Parker was so precious he was beaming from head to toe. As his mom I kept worrying about him not being prepared and knowing what he should for this event. But then he must take in more than I realize because he was so anxious to be baptized that as soon as the prayer was over he threw his head back and didn't even plug his nose, Phil just barely caught him to actually help him. It was wonderful. Thanks to all those who came to support Parker, we were happy you could be there.


Kelsey said...

Congratulations Parker!! Its amazing to see him growing up and doing new, exciting things!

Betsy Fox said...

How wonderful for Parker. He looks great in his Cub Scout uniform-- and he'll get to go to camp this summer?
Katie you look amazing! I hope you are feeling good. Does this little boy have a name yet?
See you in about a month!

The Unsworth Family said...

I love all the pictures. You have got to send a framed copy of the cub scout one to Dad he would LOVE it!! I was so glad to be there for that day. So its probably not to early to plan for Everetts is it?

Amy Fox said...

It begins....Your years of getting your sons through the Boy Scout program. Wait, you are already a pro at this. :) You are going to have fun!!

Anonymous said...

What a joyous day:) You'll have eagle scouts in no time!

camfox said...

I can sooo relate to this post! Moses just turned 8 on July 11th, and he is so thrilled to finally be a scout (I’ve been in Cub Scouts for 4 years now, and he finally gets to join in on the fun). We’re working on his Bobcat right now, so he can receive it at the pack meeting this Friday.
I’ know just what you mean about the adversary working hard before the baptism. I also stressed, hoping I had taught Moses well enough. I was wreck, so stressed out about the details of putting the program together, inviting friends, etc. But it all worked out, and there was a wonderful feeling there, and when it was all over, I was so full of joy from the Spirit we all felt.
That is so precious that Parker threw himself back into the water because he was so ready and anxious and excited to be baptized.
These two are going to have a blast together next week. We’re really looking forward to being with your family!
Very cute pictures, by the way.