Ben demonstrated some of his newly developed karate skills. He also agreed to help his buddy Jake, who wanted to show off his skills with a lightsaber by dueling it out onstage. Ben's good friend Jake is a very mild mannered, quiet kid who really doesn't like to get up in front of people. Before getting up on stage they planned out what they would do and the cool moves Jake would demonstrate. However, when the boys were introduced and the Star Wars music began, things immediately took a turn for the worse. Jake, apparently nervous about being in front of the entire ward, bolted out from behind the curtain, lightsaber flailing wildy, coming down on Ben like a bat out of .... Since this was in the church I won't say it, but you know what I mean. Amazingly though, Ben truly demonstrated his own lightsaber skills by blocking every attempt to lop off head and limb until a hit on the finger caused him to drop his lightsaber and cower in the corner. At this point, Jake picks up Ben's lightsaber, makes an X with both, and jumps up and down in victory. You'll notice I only have two pictures of this because when not taking pictures I was busy arguing in my mind whether or not I should rush up on stage and stop the madness. Thankfully, Jakes mom turned off the music and the battle came to an end. Ben took it all very well and they were the talk of the talent show. As for Jake, he will forever be known in our household now as Crazy Jake.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
First of all, thanks for voting for your favorite name for our baby boy. Samual was the leader, followed closely by Elias, then Levi. Once he's born we'll make the final decision based on what he looks like and how we're feeling. Knick Knack still has a chance!!
In celebration of Ben's 7th birthday, I thought I'd list out some of the many things we love about him.
- His enthusiasm (SO much energy)
- He's a great big brother
- He's a good activity organizer when other kids are over
- He loves to laugh and be goofy
- He tries his best to do the right thing