Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Topher turns 14!

So, this year Topher's birthday fell on Easter Sunday.  That made it a BIG DAY for him.  Check out the smile, and the story of the day comes after the break.
So ... the festivities started Saturday.  Between Easter, a big family party, and being baptized ... Sunday was already shaping up to be a busy day.  Add to that wanting to go see Clash of the Titans with his friends, and it was booked pretty solid.  He called his mom to ask if he could visit her on Saturday, the plan being I'd cook for the party while he visited, and then I could drive to the movies on Sunday knowing the cooking was done.  His mother behaved typically, throwing a tantrum, having her boyfriend call back after she hung up on him to chew him out some more, having his sister text me.  So (and no, I wasn't calm about this, but I am now) we rearranged the plans, cancelled his friends, and took off to the movie on Saturday as a family.

The movie was brilliant.  In my opinion, it was a great remake that added depth to the film (Perseus actually had some real motivation) without losing too much (I did miss Bubo).  If you have the time and some extra money, I would definately reccomend it.

We came home afterwards, had pizza for dinner, and dyed easter eggs.  Topher didn't know how to dye eggs ... apparently he hasn't done it ever before that he remembers.  So, we had a good time teaching him to dye eggs, and he had a good time turning his fingers different colors.  Fortunately, most of the colors came off by the time we got to church in the morning (along with a little skin) ...

Everyone went to bed, and the Easter Bunny came and hid the eggs, and the Easter Baskets while we were asleep.  We got up in the morning, and I took him for breakfast while the family got up and filled his room with about 100 balloons.  He called us all kinds of nasty names, smiling the whole time.  It was worth every second!

Then came church.
I present Topher to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.
in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

That would be Bammy on the left, Christina and I on the right.

After the congregation demolished the cake above, we went home, where I cooked 2 legs of lamb (which, having seen Nunsense, will always be referred to as Leg-o-Lamb-o-God!) and a turkey.  Bammy cooked a ham, made a salad, and set the house.  Kimberlee did a potato bar.  Mousie did sodas.  Topher visited his mom.  While visiting her, he discussed the party in the evening, which she remembered she had been invited to and she decided to show up with his older sister and his sister's boyfriend.

This made the first hour or so of the party a tad tense.  Details aside, they fled left after about an hour, intimidated by the size of Topher's new family.  Topher's reaction: "Praise God!", which got a good chuckle out of everyone.

After the party, he went home and collapsed.

We all survived an awesome day, that's for sure!

        aka: goofdad


Mark said...

Best Easter I have had in years, only thing that would of made it better, if I had all of our kiddos with us. Wonderful to reconnect not just with you and Cris, but with the Kids and Bammy also.

jennifer said...

Action-packed! Where do you get the energy? Love the photo of the Easter Egg dying -never did that before? :(
And the baptism :)

This Daddy said...

What a great day to have to have bday on. And it is nice that he can celebrate it with people that love him and want to teach him new things

Keith Wilcox said...

I got baptized when I was 20. It was me and a bunch of little kids :-) It was a fun day.