Eliza was baptized today! It was a beautiful day and a beautiful ceremony. We opted for "full immersion", so she went into the font in her birthday suit! Daddy put her in, and I helped her sit down in the water. She didn't mind the water one bit:
It was a very nice ceremony, and Eliza did a great job throughout the whole thing - she crawled around the pews, and pointed and waved to people around her. She talked and "sang" a few times, but there were a few babies there and they were all adding to the chorus - it wasn't a quiet service! She also played with her best baby friend:
After she was baptized, we put on her baptismal gown. It was the gown that my mom made for me when I was baptized. My mom and I had to alter it slightly to make it fit Eliza (because I was baptized at 6 weeks old, so Eliza is A LOT bigger than I was!) - but we managed to do it and it looked beautiful on her.
With Mama and Dada after the ceremony:
Eliza and her grandparents:
Godparents (two out of three that were able to be there!):
Afterwards, my parents hosted a luncheon for everyone at their house. It was wonderful - so many people who love my girl, all in one place. I was a proud mama, and she was happy as a clam (even when she missed her afternoon nap!). We had a fantastic lunch, and had cake for dessert. Eliza even got a few presents, too!
It was a great day!