Derrick had a fun birthday party with his friends. They watched a Pokemon movie and then wished they had enough time to play with the Pokemon cards. We love that he has chosen such great friends!
His dad lets him drive trucks and tractors when he needs an extra driver on the farm. He really enjoys going to scouts and received all of his compass points with his Webelo award before going into 11 year old scouts. He did karate for a year and decided that he wanted to try some new sports. He is very excited to start basketball and wrestling. He is a great helper at home and helps with bringing in wood, doing dishes, washing the tub and shower and doing his own laundry. He has also helped make meals like eggs and oatmeal for breakfast, baked potatoes, tacos, bread and more. He still takes piano lessons from me and continues to improve and plays for our family nights. His favorite color is still red. We are so glad he is in our family and appreciate that he does his part to make our family happy. We love him and are so pleased with his choices to follow our Savior. He is diligent in making sure he brings his scriptures to church and actively participates in the lessons. He helps teach lessons for family night and likes to discuss the scriptures when we read as a family.
Friday, November 14, 2014
We were able to go to the beach twice. Our boat was headed right for Hurricane Vance and to our first port Puerto Vallarta. Of course our port changed and we so we went to La Paz instead. When we arrived on the beach KayDee started picking up shells immediately. Derrick and Sam jumped into the ocean. Derrick and I built a sand castle which KayDee decorated with some of her shells. Samantha snorkeled a lot. Kevin went on a round trip bus ride so he could grab the camera and get the boogie boards. We learned what we should take for the next port. He did enjoy the sights as he rode.
Derrick is floating and enjoying the tide with our ship behind him.