Sunday, September 26, 2010


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!


Jessie said...

Holy crap, does she know her letters already??? That girl is seriously a genius. The pictures are beautiful - what a lovely day!

Dawn said...

Congrats! As usual she looks beautiful.

Kim D. said...

Congratulations! I love this particular tradition.

Wendy said...

Awww love the baptism gown! What a great day that was to have everyone in the room lovin' on your lil' chubby cutie pie :)

Eliza's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 5 ozs
Going home: 7 lbs 10 ozs
5 days: 7 lbs 13 ozs
2 months: 12 lbs 6 ozs
4 months: 17 lbs
5 months: 18 lbs 12 ozs
6 months: 20 lbs 13 ozs
9 months: 24 lbs 3 ozs
12 months: 26 lbs 13 ozs
15 months: 28 lbs
18 months: 29 lbs 3 ozs
2 years: 32 lbs
3 years: 34 lbs

Alice's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 11 oz
2 Months: 13 lbs 10 oz
4 Months: 17 lbs 15 oz
6 Months: 20 lbs 4 oz