Monday, November 24, 2008

The baptism

Thanks, everyone, for your very helpful suggestions for baptism gifts. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to do much more than pick up a card on our way to CT on Saturday, but I have an idea for something to make the twins as a gift still to come.

We had a wonderful time. We drove down on Saturday because a friend of ours just happened to be playing in a band in the same town as the baptism (which was on Sunday). So we stayed at my friend's mom's house. We all went out to dinner on Saturday night and then, as it turned out, the men went to see the band. R had slept almost the entire two hours to Connecticut, so he was not tired AT ALL at bedtime. Our plan had been to put the twins and R to bed and then go to see the band while my friend's mom kept watch over the kiddos. No dice. R didn't fall asleep until 11:30 - when the men were already coming back from the show. Oh well!

We got to have a lazy morning on Sunday because the baptism wasn't until 1 p.m. We snuggled with the babies, watched a movie, explored the woods in my friend's mom's yard, and cleaned up because the reception was going to be at the house afterwards. Then, we got the babies ready. I got to dress little girl M, which was so much fun for me!

Little D all smiley before getting dressed

Little M is very pensive and serious

Our friends get little D dressed in his christening suit

I dress little M in her sweet dress - they even had beautiful little shoes, and M had a little bonnet

All dressed!

Two cutie pies

The baptism itself was kind of anti-climactic. There were three other babies being baptized, so it was kind of like a baptism assembly line. In my old church, the babies were baptized as a special part of the regular worship service. This was just a baptism service - it lasted all of about 15 minutes. But that actually worked out well because there were TONS of little kids there besides the babies and R, so the average attention span in the church was pretty short.

We all headed back to the house and had a great party. My friend has a huge family on both sides, and nearly all of them live in the same town, so there was quite a crowd. R had lots of kids to play with, the food was excellent (this is an Italian family, so the food has to be good!), and we all enjoyed my friend's grandfather's brother's homemade wine. It was a fun day.

Finally, we packed up our car, drove back to MA, and did our best to keep R awake so that we wouldn't have a repeat of the night before. Mission accomplished. :-)


Greg C said...

Awwwww cute babies. I like it when the baptisms are part of the service too. That assembly line thing sounds too impersonal. But then that is just my preference. Great post.

Wanda said...

Oh what adorable babies... Love the little outfits.

Sounds like a very meaningful and fun day....

Happy Thanksgiving dear.


Heidi @ GGIP said...

They look terrifically sweet! Happy Thanksgiving!

Cap'n Slappy said...

They are so beautiful!!!And they seem really confident with Aunt Kristen getting them ready!

Is that giant thing that they are laying on a crib?!!

Their mommy looks absolutely stunning after having just produced two babies! Man, they are so gorgeous, and you can see such distinctive personalities in their features and facial expressions....I guess people say that about twins a lot but it's amazing how you can see parts of each parent in their little faces...Congratulations to all of you, Mom and Dad and Aunt Kristen and Uncle A. "I hear babies cry and I watch them grow, they'll learn much more than we'll know and I think to myself, what a wonderful world!" Could you have ever imagined we'd produce all of these beautiful people? Amazing!