|Ready to go|
When we arrived at the church, the first person we saw was my Uncle Roger, who would be performing the baptism (and may look familiar since he baptized Georgia in 2011 and married Nick and I back in 2008). Grant seemed most interested in his apparel.
|Waiting to get started|
|At least Grant looks a tad impressed with church!|
|Georgia and her godparents|
|Georgia and Abby|
And then it was go time.
Prior to the baptism, my Uncle sent me a letter with a little family history... not only was Georgia baptized in that very church, but I was also baptized in that church (also by my Uncle Roger). It doesn't stop there... Mimi was baptized there! My grandparents were members of the parish, as well as their parents. It's pretty cool to think that Grant and Georgia were baptized in the same building that their great-great-grandparents (Paul and Anais Morin) once attended. My uncle estimated that there is an almost 100 year family affiliation with the church.
Grant wasn't quite so interested in the family history. Instead, he was interested in demonstrating his lung capacity. Apparently he takes after his mother when it comes to baptism screaming. I have to admit that I may have only heard 1% of what was said during the ceremony because I was too busy either bouncing a screaming child or shushing Grant or exchanging looks of panic with Nick. Unfortunately, I mostly just wanted it to be over so I could take Grant aside and calm him down!
I can't say that we got the best family photos after the ceremony since Grant was still at full-blown "stage hysterical," but we tried!
|With his godparents|
|You know your kid is teething when they eat their baptismal bib! Grant DESTROYED that thing. Nick and I were both covered in white lint for the remainder of the day.|
|When your child is trying to escape...|
|3 generations (with the littlest one being very unhappy)|
|Auntie and Mimi|
I was absolutely blown away that two of my college roommates, who both live in Connecticut, were able to join us for the day. I miss the days of living with these gals!
|I hit the friend lottery back in the spring of 1998 when I pledged with these ladies|
|Our future Theta!|
|Georgia and her beloved Aunties who spoil her rotten!|
|Meeting Baby Hattie|
|Stealing all of Kate's french fries|
|STILL eating Kate's fries|
|Visiting with Kelly... AND eating her fries!|
|Fry thief with his big cousins|
|It's not a family event without Mr Mike strolling in to join us! Almost 25 years of friendship here!|
|Starting to look a little sleepy with Uncle Ken|
|With Auntie Sherrie|
Thank you to all of our family and friends who attended Grant's big day. I tried my best to get around to talk to everyone, but as always, the time flies and you always feel like you missed someone or didn't get enough time with certain people. A special thanks to my Uncle Roger, my mom, Melissa, Lisa and my Uncle Paul for handling all the details and taking care of everything to make the day so special for everyone. I told people - I just had to show up with the kid (which is 100% true!) and the rest was handled by the A Team!