Our little guy was baptised this past weekend! What a big day it was! The ceremony was lovely--the deacon was enthusiastic, interesting to listen to, and had a great sense of humor (which made it easier to look past the fact that he stood us up on Thursday night when we were supposed to have the baptism class/rehearsal). You could tell that he really enjoys what he's doing. And Dashiell did so well! Granted he slept through the first half but he only squirmed a little when he had water poured on his head (mostly because he was still sleeping!). He was wearing a gown that his great-grandfather wore for his baptism, and that has been used for many babies in Rick's family since then. Of course it was a bit short on him but he didn't seem to mind.
My mom, my sister Lisa, and her girlfriend Denise were in town to help us celebrate, and it was so good to see them! Dashiell warmed up to them instantly and greeted them with big smiles whenever he saw them. We all had a wonderful weekend!
Here are just a few photos from the baptism, the post-baptism bbq (baby Owen, being held by his dad Chris, was born a day before Dashiell!), and some cute ones of Dashiell hanging out with mom and Denise out on the porch. Sorry for the haphazard photo placement--I still haven't figured out the best way to format things here!