This is the Confirmation class at their retreat where they wrote their faith statements. Will is the one in the Nike shirt. I know you are shocked. I realized the other day that Will has a "swoosh" in every picture I post - EXCEPT YESTERDAY! Whoo Hoo! He was confirmed without any Nike products on. He also took his shirt and tie off the minute we got in the car in the church parking lot. It was like they were eating his skin.
See - here they are all cleaned up. I taught them in 3 year old Sunday School class, so this group is very special to me. Especially the little guy in the blue shirt who looks like he's up to something.
Emma thought it was a special day for her because she got to go stand with us when Kevin read. She told Kevin she'd read for him if he couldn't. Thank goodness we didn't have to use her as our back up because she probably would have gone rogue on us and made up her own letter:
I don't know why you are getting confirmed? You leave your dirty socks everywhere and you never flush the potty. Your feet stink, too. You also give me too many noogies and corn dogs. I think you should get left back.
by Emma Harvey
These are Megan's boys, Cooper and Carter. And Will is making a deranged face.
These are the other cousins, Eleanor and Elliot. Eleanor broke her arm a week and a half ago, and she was proudly showing the cast to everyone.
Kevin's parents - "Didi and Pop"
My parents - "Papa and MeMe"
And now for my favorite picture:
Will and one of his best friends, Henry. His mom and I grew up in the church together. In fact, her dad was the pastor who confirmed me. We were in Lamaze classes together, then Will and Henry were in preschool together, then Sunday School, and now Middle School. They both made the Cross Country team for next year so I'm glad these guys are sticking together. Emma said they look like "little business men."
The big miracle of the day was the Will ate a piece of this cake before the ceremony and didn't get one bit on him! He also went to the restroom before the ceremony and said, "MAN! It's hard not to pee on your tie!" I think he has respect for men everywhere who have to dress up for work.
Tomorrow it will be back to your regularly scheduled blogging.