Monday, February 12, 2007

Baptism & Birthday weekend in rewind...

It's over. My little baby has officially had her first birthday party and become a child of God.

I was so excited all last week and this weekend leading up to the baptism and party that after everyone left and all the cupcakes had been eaten I was a bit sad. My BABY is ONE (well almost)! Where has the time gone??

Anyway, enough of my sob story... lets get to the details! :)

It all started Sunday morning at 9am where my family and few close friends joined us at our church to have Grace baptized. About 1 minute before the service started Grace konked her head on the pew and started crying. I was thinking great... I don't know how she is going to do?! But she did great. She just stared at Pastor Tolle and looked around. All eyes were on our precious baby girl in a beautiful white dress (see pics below). We couldn't have asked for it to go any better. Plus it was great to have our parents, grandparents and brothers and sisters and their kids in town at our little church. (
Her beautiful dress was bought by her Great Grandpa - Big Pop (Adam's grandpa) and her little hat was handmade by my mom... it even turns into a hanky for when she gets married.)

Then we headed to the house to get the birthday party started. While Grace took a little nap, we hurried around the house to get the burgers started and get everything ready for all of our friends came over around noon. It was so wonderful. We had friends that came from Lufkin, TX (about 5 hours away) and lots of folks from Dallas and of course some of our family from the Austin area. The party went great. There were about 10 kids (6 of which are under the age of 2) , and lots of adults, so our little house was packed! We ate, had little birthday cupcakes, watch a little video I made of Grace's first year (I am going to post on her birthday!), and just enjoyed each others company. I actually lost my camera early on during the party, so most of the pictures are ones that my sister-in-law Christee took. She is a great photographer and I LOVE her camera. Unfortunatly I don't have any posed shots or a family photo :(.... oh well we will just have to get one on her real birthday on Wednesday.

All said, I think the party went well. Thank you everyone for all the wonderful gifts and all the time you spent in the car traveling to celebrate with us for Gracie's first birthday!

Here are some pictures of baptism and her in her dress.



Here are pictures of her party. ENJOY!

10 comments:

Lindsay said...

We had so much fun with everyone!!!!
I thought Greace did so well opening presents.. you know Travis is gonna eat all the paper!
She looks gorgeous in her white dress!!!!
LOVE YOU GUYS!

Michelle said...

She is just so stinkin' cute! She looks like a little angel in her white dress. We have a great time at the party! Happy early birthday Grace!!

Megan said...

Great pictures!! Looks like everything was so wonderful. My very favorite is the one of Grace in her baptism dress lying down on the bed. SO CUTE!!!

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Margaret said...

Happy Birthday Grace - we were so bummed we had to miss the big party! We are feeling better, so we need to plan a get together to celebrate again!

Nicole said...

Aww. It sounds like ya'll had a good time. She looks so cute in all the pictures. That is such a special day. I am so glad that you have so many people around you that came to support her and ya'll.

Erin West said...

Wow! Time does fly bye! Glad to see that everyone is doing well. Take care and tell Adam hi for us!

Tasha said...

Grace seems like she had a blast at her party. She looks so beautiful in her white dress.

Lace said...

Happy Happy Birthday Gracie! She is beautiful, and I can tell that she is SO much fun! What a great milestone! Love you guys!

Kelly said...

Soooo cute! You all are such a cute family!! Gracie is adorable! I just can't believe she is one already! Time flies so cherish these moments!! Love you all!