Monday, October 22, 2012

Mark turns 12

I know it's late, but at least that's better than not at all right? Besides, it's not like we forgot his birthday, we were just so busy enjoying it that we forgot to share it with everyone else:)

Because this was such an important birthday, and we had family coming to visit, we had to compromise on the cake. Mark really likes my ,ahem, homemade cakes, by Duncan Hines, but it's a lot of work to decorate, so this year, he got two "cakes". First was the Jello on his birthday, and then the Sam's Club cake the day after when all the guests were there. He loved having the jello, but we did learn the hard way that candles in jello is not such a, um, hot idea:)

The night of his actual birthday, our brave boy was all alone. He needed to do an overnight campout to complete a requirement for Scouts, so he went on his first overnighter with the other Scouts and no parents. What a trooper! (Seriously, he had a blast, no parents to tell him to go to bed, coyotes running around the campsite, yeah, I'm not sure he even missed us:))
On Saturday we opened gifts, which is always a family affair:)

We also decided that 12 was a good age to begin investing in suits for our boys. So here he is all dressed up and ready for his first General Priesthood Meeting with his Dad.

 David has been anxiously awaiting this day for about twelve years. They even stopped for ice cream afterwards.


Cari said...

Wow. 12?!? Seriously - 12?
He looks very handsome in his suit. And we hear you on the anxiously-waiting-to-take-his-son-to-Priesthood-Session thing. We've got 9 1/2 years to go over here until that milestone. Not that Jacob's counting or anything. :)
Happy Belated Birthday, Mark!

Wendy said...

Wow! Seeing Mark next to David really shows how tall he is getting! You look nice in your suit, Mark. Happy Birthday!

Elaine said...

Such a handsome good young man! And the Dad isn't so bad either:-)