Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Life and a New Church

We have been visiting First Baptist Church of Oak Grove since this Summer. It has been on my heart the past few weeks to join the church. This past Sunday felt like the perfect opportunity for that. Caden and I went up to Bro. Max during the invitation and I told him that we were ready to become members. He asked if Caden had accepted Jesus Christ into his heart. Now, Caden is only seven and as some of you know from my FB post, we talk about Jesus all the time. He knows how to become a Christian, but I was going to wait and let him do it on his own time. I wanted him to understand the decision he was making. I explained this to Bro Max and he then asked Caden if he was ready to ask Jesus into his heart and he said yes! After the service everyone came and congratulated us and welcomed us to the church. This is the most friendly church I have ever been to!

 After we became members!
At lunch, after he asked Jesus into his heart!

We have already been participating in the churches activities such as, Sunday School, Children's choir, and RA's. They have asked when Caden would be ready to be baptised and I am still a little unsure as to if he is ready for that yet. It is such a spiritual, life changing experience, I would want him to be sure he understand the decision he is making. I am so very proud of this little boy and have made sure that he knows that our job as a Christain is to live a God honoring life and tell everyone about Jesus!! On Sunday night, as we were laying in bed, I asked Caden how he felt now that he was a Christian. He replied, "Well I don't feel Him walking around in my heart like tick, tick tick. And I didn't hear Him say 'knock knock Caden, I am in your heart now!'" I just love this innocence of his faith!

Cub Scouts

We signed up for Cub Scouts not too long ago and it didn't take us long to get that ball rolling! So far, we have participated in Scout Day at the Zoo, a beginning camping trip, and Cub Haunted. I am hoping that boy scouts will help me teach Caden the "guy things" that he is missing out on. Everyone always asks if I'm the only mom there, and actually I am not! Thank God!

At the zoo, we met with Aubie!

 At the beginning camper's trip!
 We got our tent put together!
(not alone!)
It actually wasn't very "hardcore"
We had pizza and watched Karate Kid on a big projection screen! ha! Nice little warm up to camping!

Cub Haunted was a Halloween themed events. He participated in archery and bb guns. They also made little crafts and had a haunted hayride! It was a good time, but one night is definately enough for me!

 Three silly little cub scouts ready to camp!!

 Mama's sweet scout!

 The Moms! Ha!

 Getting ready for some archery!

 Learning how to shoot!

 Big Boy!

 We forgot his costume,
so we bought this at the trading post!

He got this dog tag chain for his birthday from Brody.
It says "Caden Nelson- Cub Scouts"

Almost out!

Soccer Season

Caden played soccer when he was four and last year we took a break. Or, what I hoped to be a break. I asked him if he would try one more time this year and told him that if he didn't like it this time he didn't have to do it again. He agreed. I was proud of him this season, because he actually got out there and paid attention! He mostly played the guard position, and didn't let very many balls get past him! However, even though our team (FIRE) went undefeated, Caden still had his mind made up that this would be the last year he played. Now, that is hard for me because I'm such a "ball field cheerleader mom" Ha! We have decided that in the Spring we will try BMX riding, he has always loved riding bikes. He has also mentioned karate. We'll see! Here are a few pictures from our soccer season!

Isn't he a handsome soccer player?

 The undefeated FIRE!
 Some of his team

 This was about how excited he was this year!

His TaTa came to watch!

Star Wars Birthday Party

As I've mentioned before, Caden had a Star Wars party for his seventh birthday! I have also mentioned that I know nothing about Star Wars, but I have managed to pick up a little along the way! I started planning by looking at ideas on the internet and going to the exhibit also helped a little.We usually dress the parts at our parties, but I did not have the time or funds to participate this year! Caden, however, was the one and only  Darth Vader! Which would later double as his Halloween costume! Here are some pictures from his party! I think he had a great turn out!

Darth Vader Birthday Boy!
Playing with friends
I made these "light sabers" with
 pool noodles and black tape

 Yoda Soda

Wookie Cookies

Light Sabers and Jedi Jellies

 "The Fighter" and "Millenium Falcon"
His Cake

Love my Birthday Boy!

I think he had a great party this year! We have now been discussing next year's theme!