This past weekend included something extra-special. Baby Boaz was dedicated on Sunday! It has been a while since I updated y'all on my newest nephew, Mr. Samuel Boaz, so prepare yourself for a whole lotta cuteness!
Boaz has been keeping quite busy lately, let me tell ya. In short, he has been doing the "normal" baby stuff: growing, learning to eat cereal, rolling over, and talking. In his spare time, he hangs with the ladies, sings Mary Poppins songs, and trains to be an Olympic swimmer. And models for the blog.
I'm surprised he had the time or energy to be dedicated this weekend! Luckily, he was able to squeeze it in.
Bo was obviously a pretty popular fellow on dedication day. Nobody in the entire family wanted to miss it! On Sunday we all drove to Bo's church and watched as his mommy and daddy dedicated him to God. The family and church body vowed to do its part in raising and supporting Bo, too. It was a beautiful ceremony.
Boaz is a miracle baby in so many ways. Aunt B and Uncle Sam prayed and prayed for him, and boy, did God bring them the perfect miracle. The ceremony was a glorious reminder of the faithfulness and goodness of God in Brook and Sam's life. In all of our lives, really.
The Little Outdoorsman was there to support his cousin, of course. Going up on a stage can be tough, although Boaz handled it like a pro. But it is what cousins do, right? Reed and Boaz are already BFFs. They have inside jokes and secrets and stuff.
After the dedication, we went to a nearby park where Brook, Sam, and their friends grilled out for everyone. They made THE BEST hotdogs I have ever had in my life. Seriously. They grilled each hot dog, put a slice of pepper jack cheese between the bottom of the hot dog and the bun, and wrapped the whole thing in foil. I plan to never eat a hot dog without pepper jack again.
Bellies full of hotdogs, Cha-Cha's famous pasta salad, and CAKE (woo-hoo!), everybody relaxed in the sunshine while the kids played on the playground.
I was able to steal away the man of honor for a few moments of cuddles. He is the sweetest guy. Never a peep or cry. Whenever he is with me, he falls asleep almost immediately. No joke! I'm either really peaceful or really boring. Let's go with peaceful... AKA comfortable... AKA cushion-y. We all know what that means. All those months of not working out have finally paid off! Yippee!
After a couple of hours at the park, everybody was tuckered out and ready for a nap. Boaz sneaked in a snooze or two before we left. It's hard being the cool kid.
I am so thankful for the chance to share in Boaz's special day. I am excited to watch him grow up into the man God has created him to be. Aunt Becka loves you, Samuel Boaz! I'll let you get back to your Olympic training!