Thursday, November 4, 2010

Awesome Zac

I came across this paper the other day...
It made me happy!
So, so happy!!!

As a mother, I think a positive self esteem is one of THE most important things I want to instill in my children.

President James E. Faust, in a talk on the subject, said this:

"It (self esteem) is born of inner peace and strength.

Self-esteem goes to the very heart of our personal growth and accomplishment. It is the glue that holds together our self-reliance, our self-control, our self-approval or disapproval and keeps all self-defense mechanisms secure. It is a protection against excessive self-deception, self-distrust, self-reproach, and plain old-fashioned selfishness.

I love this boy.
He really and truly is an awesome kid!
He is kind. Generous. Helpful. Patient. Loving. Hard working. An Excellent student. A math wiz. A talented pianist. A great soccer player. He has a thirst for knowledge. He has a quick wit and a funny sense of humor. He has a soft heart and a strong desire to make good choices.

So in one word....
Yes, "Awesome Zac" is very fitting.

This reminded me that I never did a post about Zac's 11th birthday!

In keeping with tradition, we celebrated Zac's birthday with an overnight stay at a fun resort.
He chose the Arizona Grand and we did indeed have a GRAND time!

We enjoyed a yummy dinner at Rustler's Rooste.
A fun, cowboy steakhouse with a slide entrance, beautiful views of the valley,
and a live band and dance floor.

They brought a pail of cotton candy to the birthday boy.
self portraits
special birthday hat

This picture makes me laugh...
See Luke's mouth being covered so he doesn't blow out the candles?
Oh and Amber B. -- Zac requested Oreo Brownies for his birthday cake :)

The kids and I stayed all day long and played, and played, and played some more. I didn't get very many pictures though because Dave had to leave early that morning so I was flying solo.
(He was invited to attend a special meeting for bishops and stake presidents with Elder Neal L. Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He was pretty excited and thought it was really neat. Bummer about the timing though, because we missed him.)
I love you


kristen said...

Oh, such a sweet post for a sweet boy! Love it. He is pretty awesome I must say!!!

Lou said...

Grandpa and Grandma B would like to add a second opinion to confirm Zac's "Awesomeness" True, True and True. On the Awesome Scale of 1 to 10, Zac is an 11.

amber buhrley said...

We love Zac too! And we love that you love oreo brownies so much. Sounds like a really fun birthday!!

Ashby said...

This is such a cute post! I've never heard of that restaurant, but now I want to go! A slide entrance?! Cool!

Jolyn Buhrley said...

We couldn't agree with you more!!! We love AWESOME ZAC. Really, that title fits him perfectly!! I just printed off the cutest picture of awesome Zac and magnificent Mitch! (?? the 'm' worked right? ) Anyway, it's in his room. So glad he has you for a best cousin and best buddy!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!