October 27, 2013

Luke and Avery's Affirmation of Baptism


Luke and Avery's Affirmation of Baptism
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for October 27, 2013


On Tuesday night, we had the opportunity to enjoy the first band concert of the Prior Lake High School 9th grade band.   It was harmonious. 


Luke still plays the percussion although here it looks like he may be plotting a prank instead.  Hopefully, it doesn't involve toilet paper or pumpkin smashing.  


Avery is still horning in on playing the trombone.  He keeps talking about quitting band, but we're hoping he doesn't follow through on that because I really don't think there's nearly enough tromboners in the world.  This also may be why he wants to quit.  He hates when I refer to him as a tromboner.


After the concert, the students had to go in to the gym to pose for their yearbook photo.  I had no idea the group was so square. but it appears they really fit well together.


On Friday night, we headed to our church for a weekend full of activities for us to prepare for Luke and Avery's Affirmation of Baptism.  It was a nice chance for us to review the boy's spiritual journey over the past four years of confirmation classes and get to hold hands and pray around a candle.  A very nice weekend indeed!


We are very proud of them going through this process!


We had a couple of Grandmas join us for the ceremony and they were pretty proud of them also.


As a matter of fact, there were a lot of kids there getting confirmed and they had plenty of proud family members there as well.  Believe it or not, this is only half the number of kids who were confirmed this year at Luke and Avery's church.  The other half were confirmed at the later service.


Our little babies are almost all growed up now.  


Driving home from church, we saw this puppy dog going for a ride in his owner's backpack.  We debated if the dog loves it or is terrified by doing this.  I think we settled on that the dog loves it!


On Saturday night, the boys went to a Halloween party at a friend's house.  The thing I like the least about them going to high school is I no longer get invited to parties with them any more.  No Fair!