My Baby Lydia's baptism!
This past Sunday we had Lydia baptized and it was so wonderful. Since I just converted at Easter of this year, this is our first child to receive a Catholic baptism, and it was beautiful. Our other two children received baptism in the Methodist church since that's where we were attending at the time of their births, but when we had our marriage convalidated back in October we did a Profession of Faith for both of them. It's so nice to have our whole family in communion with the Catholic Church now!
Amelia's 6th Birthday Party!
Amelia told me a week before her 5th birthday party that she wanted Lalaloopsy for her 6th birthday party. Always planning ahead! She has been insistent all year that she still wanted Lalaloopsy for this party, so that's what we went with. I made the cake, which probably turned out to be one of the ugliest cakes I've ever made, but I'm working on letting go of that. :) Needless to say, I'm not terribly disappointed that we didn't get any pictures of that cake! Amelia is wearing a dress that my mom found at a yard sale that I think looks like the perfect pattern for a Lalaloopsy party. It just looks to me like the type of fabric you might find on a Lalaloopsy doll.
After Amelia's party and Lydia's baptism (busy weekend!) my dad and stepmom took Amelia with them to their house (4 hours away!) to stay for a week with them. She is having a great time swimming, riding her bike, meeting new friends, and wrapping Granddaddy and Grandmommy around her finger. :) I'm having a good time only chasing two kids instead of three!
I LOVE Cato because I can ALWAYS find something that looks good on me and doesn't cost me an arm and a leg. I'm a curvy girl, so it can be challenging to find something that I feel comfortable wearing and that fits well. I went to Cato last Friday to look for a dress for the baptism because I have lost over 30 pounds since having the baby almost 3 months ago, and I am getting really tired of all my ill-fitting clothing. I was very lucky to find the adorable black dress and bubble necklace that I'm wearing in the first picture and got the whole shebang for $25! The necklace actually cost more than the dress because the dress was on clearance!
We got so lucky with the godparents we chose for our daughter. Joe and Connie are fantastic friends, great parents to their own teenage daughters, and faithful Catholics. When we mentioned that we thought it was funny that Lydia would be our only child with godparents since we didn't have to choose any for the other two at their baptisms, they said, "We'll just take them all on!" So Amelia and Thomas now have "honorary" godparents, if nothing else! They love our kids and have told us how honored they are to take on the role of godparents.
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