The day started with Ryker waking up and immediately wanting to get his church clothes on and get ready. This was at about 7 am and we didn't have to be to the church until 10. But first, we had to go pick up his cake. A girlfriend of mine from high school is a pretty talented little cake maker, so I asked her if she thought she could whip up a cake that resembled a CTR ring, and boy did she deliver. Ryker said it was the most awesome cake he had ever seen.
So once we had the cake in hand, we headed to the church where Ryker and his dad got into their whites and we were ready for a baptism.
Grandma did a really cool photostory slideshow with pictures of Ryker and she and Carlos both gave amazing talks. The spirit was very strong, and daddy did a fantastic job too. I'm not sure if it was me, but I'm pretty sure that Grandma and Grandpa Court were sitting in that room with us all. It was a very special and wonderful day. And now our ENTIRE family are baptised and confirmed members of the church. How awesome is that?!?
After leaving the church, we all came back to our place for some BBQ burgers and snacks. It was a great time.
Ryker had a lot of fun playing with his cousins.
Uncle Jon and Auntie Brandy drove all the way down from Leduc to be with us. They are pretty awesome and we are really looking forward to their wedding this fall.
Auntie Liz and Uncle Dean were there and really helped us out with the program and the baptism. We are sure lucky to have such an amazing and loving family.
We had some good BBQ, and salads, and cakes, and pop. Yup, we like to eat.
Uncle Jon played around on the little guitar that we brought him back from Jamaica.
Jon and Drew were their typical nerdy selves.....
Mark an Linds came with their kids, and what a sweet group of kids they are.
Ryker and Jackson had a lot of fun playing together. Can you believe that Ryker is twice his age?!? I know, it's crazy. That Jackson is going to be one tall dude.....kinda like his daddy.
And of course no awesome family day is complete without the beautiful grandma. We love her to all the infinities.
Tami and her family got Ryker a neat activity book for him to do -- I think it will be a great, and still reverent distraction for Ryker when he gets a little restless in sacrament meeting.
Ryker LOVED having Uncle Jon here. In fact, I'm pretty sure that he spent a good hour trying to convince them not to go back to Leduc.
In fact, he loves his Uncle Jon so much, that he tries to be cool "just like Uncle Jon Jon".
Uncle Steve was there too. It's too bad he had to go back to work and couldn't stay for lunch.
I think I titled this picture "The Princess and the Popcycle". I'm not sure why, though. But I do know that we love our sweet, little Natalie and always have fun when she comes over to visit.
So as you can see, it was a fabulous, wonderful day and we are so grateful and proud of Ryker for making this important choice and big step in his life.