Sunday, May 31, 2009

Jenna's Baptism

We baptized Jenna last weekend (Memorial Day weekend) at Christ the King Church. Nick was confirmed and was an alter boy here many moons ago. I can say that getting to the point of the baptism was a bit of a struggle in having the baptism class cancelled and getting it arranged and apparently we ended up with the last date to have the baptism in the church as they're remodelling it as of this weekend. Had we decided to have her baptised while it was being remodelled, it would have ended up out on the lawn under a large tent.

OK, enough of the logistics, lemme get to the good stuff, the pictures.

The day went swimmingly, likely due to the fact that we wanted it to be a mellow, low key kind of event. We only had the Grandparents, Aunt Heidi and the Godparents in attendance.

Nanny brought down the bib they used to baptize Nick, but as I'm showing here, it's way too small for Jenna's head. Apparently that's the difference between baptizing a preemie and baptizing an 11 month old.

Nanny & Jenna pre-ceremony. Jenna had a beautiful bracelet made by her Great-Aunt Reenie and a cross of her own (tucked inside the onesie) that was blessed after the ceremony. Both pieces are stunning.
Please ignore my 'I'm stressed, when are we getting out of here' face. My Mom and I, pre-Mass.
Awwww.... He's so wrapped around her finger, it's crazy.
She didn't cry. But that doesn't mean she wasn't questioning what kinds of shenanigans we were up to.
Taking a good look up above.
There was one other baby being baptized that day, too. He was 6 months old.
Our little family :)
Us, the priest, and Jenna's Godparents, Uncle Mike and Karin.
:) Jenna and her Godparents
Us and her Grandparents.
Back to the house for food... and CAKE!

Karin & Jenna
Struttin her stuff...
Winning over her Godfather with that smile...
Uncle Mike got to feed Jenna. She's getting better with the bottle.
Jenna with her absolute favorite toy... a water bottle. Dunno why we purchase toys. They're useless!
I love this smile. Can't get enough of it.

All in all, everything came together beautifully.


Ariella said...

What a great day! She looks so beautiful in that dress.

Kelly said...

Looks like it was a fabulous day. Jenna is beautiful!

shoppingsmycardio said...

aww! that girl has one serious smile...i bet she gets away with murder :)

Echloe said...

Sounds like a beautiful baptism. Glad you didn't have to be under a tent.

Alison 'n Brandyn said...

That's great! Looks like everyone had a great time.

Squeak said...

sounds like a great day, and can't get enough of her beautiful smile!!

Cameron's mom said...

Yay! They're up! What a fabulous event! Jenna and her toofies are too cute!

Heather said...

Awh, congratulations, Jenna!! What a special day for a beautiful girl!

(And can I even begin to tell you how much I looooove your hair?!)