Elise’s Baptism

Do I look different? Not only am I four months old today, but I got welcomed into the church yesterday as I was baptised. It was a busy weekend too… My Michigan relatives all came out to Illinois for the big event and we had a little get together at my house on Saturday. Everyone wanted to hold me… and I did pretty good with everyone, except for my cousin/Godfather Ryan. I cried. But in my defense, I think I was tired. Sorry Ryan! I promise to be not so fussy next time.

21107 012The big day arrived. Mommy scurried about making sure we had all the supplies we needed and off we went. St. Anne’s Church in Barrington is a pretty cool place. Very big and lots and lots to look at. I was a little whiny at the beginning of the service, but then I calmed down for the rest of it – even took a little nap in Daddy’s arms. The cool thing is that I got baptised by getting dunked in the font with my diaper on. The water was real warm too… I didn’t want to get out. Daddy said that he couldn’t dunk me any lower than my belly because I was starting to float. Babies are buoyant! Aunt Gina (aka my Godmother) carried my dress to the Deacon to get blessed and then I put it on for the rest of the ceremony. So pretty! After that, Ryan lit my baptism candle and we said some prayers. It was a real nice ceremony. Only one other little boy got baptised – we were quite the cute little couple.

Then it was picture time. Man, you never saw two parents take more pictures! Pictures in the church. Pictures in the gathering space. Pictures with Evensons. Pictures with Carriers and Roberts. Pictures with cousins. Pictures with the Deacon. And some with Mommy and Daddy too. So many pictures that we were almost late for lunch!

img_0043And a good lunch it was too – from what they tell me. I slept through most of it (heck, it was a busy morning for me, people!). Francesca’s does some tasty Italian and everyone raved. And did I mention the cake?? The fancy Ambrosia Patisserie made it. 3 layers of yellow spongecake with a filling of white chocolate mousse and raspberry preserves topped with Italian vanilla buttercream frosting. It said “God Bless Elise Jeanne”. God Bless the bakers that made it! Pretty AND yummy!

And thank you to everyone for the presents and generous gifts. The biggest gift was that you all were there to share in my family’s special day. We all appreciate that you made the trip and I really look forward to seeing you all real soon.

Back to reality, big four month doctor checkup tomorrow. I hear that there’s shots involved. I hope they were kidding, but they usually aren’t.

Don’t forget to see my progress in my 365 days of Elise folder on Flickr. I got some pretty cute pics out there. Lots of love to all!

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