Earlier this month Anthony turned twelve. What a big milestone! He got to celebrate with some friends by going rock climbing AND have a family party on his birthday.
His request for his birthday dinner was homemade Chinese food so we made yummy pot stickers and fried rice and ended the meal with ice cream sundaes.
I think for Anthony the highlight of all the birthday celebrations was being ordained a Deacon and passing the Sacrament for the first time. I was sitting at the organ and looked up as he turned with the sacrament tray and he had a huge grin on his face.
Since turning twelve Anthony has started working on his biking merit badge with the young men, started euphonium lessons, selected his classes for middle school next year, and babysat for us when we went to stake conference meetings and cheesecake factory after wards with some friends. I'm proud of my little young man!