Saturday, November 26, 2016

Emilia was baptized

We baptized our baby girl over a month ago and I am just now getting to post about it. Hubby's grandma was visiting this past Summer so we wanted to get it done while she was here. The best part was that his aunt also came to visit for a few weeks so we were able to have them here with us to celebrate our daughter's baptism. My cousin also traveled from Paris and my friend D traveled from Canada to celebrate with us.

More than 7 years ago, hubby and I were married in this church in front of our friends and family and I am so pleased that we were able to baptized all of our children in the same church. I am such a sucker for traditions. We always try to keep the baptism low key but we always want to celebrate because we believe it's a key part of our lives.

It was such an awesome day, everything went so smoothly and everyone had a great time. We baptized baby girl at the church then came back to our house for some refreshments. It was so nice to spend time with our people. We took so many awesome pictures that day, here are a few favorite.

Our family of six,
The ceremony was short and sweet :)
I love this next set of pics. During the ceremony, the boys didn't want to sit still, they were giggling away while hubby was trying to wrangle them. These pictures put such a big smile on my face because they captured the current state of our family so well.
Bean's happy smile
Look at my Jbird giggling away
Ok, let's get this baptism started. Check out Tman's smiley face

She is getting baptized, wooohooo

Then it was the oil
Followed by the candle

Our people, there to support us always
After the ceremony, I made sure to take a few posed pictures with everyone that came. I love doing this that way I have pictures with everyone.

Emilia with my friend D, one of her godmothers
Emilia with my cousin G, another godmother
Love this picture of the godmothers with our baby girl
We don't get to be in the same place at the same time often but it sure is nice to have our family together.
4 generations, Emilia is a lucky girl

I love this picture of hubby with Emilia and his grandmother so much

My sister holding baby girl
My awesome family, my brother H had to run right after the ceremony so he wasn't in our pic
J and her family were there to celebrate with us too, so thankful for bloggy friends turned real life friends.
We went home and had a great time mingling and catching up with everyone.

My mom and baby girl
Hubby's mom and baby girl

Hubby's grandma and baby girl

J chilling with baby girl
Hubby's aunt and I totally twinning :)
Hanging out with the godmothers
Full house, by the way are you loving my walls full of pictures as much as I am
I love this picture of Bean smiling away. My baby has the best smile I tell you
Emilia chilling with my sister in law
Hubby's aunt and uncle with baby girl
Chilling with hubby's grandma
Hubby's family
J and I doing our thing :)
It was such a beautiful celebration of our baby girl's baptism. It fell good to check things off our to do list before I went back to work.

Another family picture from the church that shows our beautiful chaos so well
I just love checking things off our lists of things to do with baby girl. The first year is always so full of many amazing firsts and getting our baby girl baptized is a first that put a huge smile on my face. Everyday we thank the Lord for our sweet blessings and on that day we were thankful to have her joined our Christian family.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Birthday celebrations - partying with Catboy

Two weeks ago we partied with J and celebrated her daughter's 4th birthday. I met J through blogging when she was pregnant with her first daughter JOE and I was pregnant with my second son Jbird. We instantly hit it off and have followed each other's blog over the past 4 years. When we finally met in real life it was even better than the online relationship. That's one thing I have loved about blogging, meeting awesome people that actually became friends in real life.

When J told me what the party was based on PJ Masks, which is a show my boys love, I decided to get them the capes an masks to go with the theme. My boys were ecstatic. Almost 3 weeks later and we are still wearing those capes around the house.

The party was held at a jump place, my boys favorite thing to do. I just knew they would have the best time. We hung out with J and her family a few weeks before when we celebrated the baby's baptism and I was amazed that Tman remembered JOE so well and was excited to celebrate her birthday.

Our family of six at the entrance of the building, we roll deep :)
I made this video of the boys doing their superhero thing :). My kids are hilarious and seeing them in action might explain why we nicknamed them "tornado" :)
As soon as we got there, the big boys went straight for the trampoline and started jumping around like lunatics

J's husband and daughters

Bean and the baby were just chilling at first and didn't really partake in the jumping
I tried to get Bean to jump with his brothers, he was fine as long as I held him but otherwise he just wanted to chill

Such a blurry pictures but I love that you can see all 3 boys
My big boy is such a riot
J got in on the action with the kids too

J and her family on the trampoline
Selfie time with the birthday girl and my Tman
The kids in action
Check out my jumper Jbird over here
The grown ups had fun too

Hubby was just watching from the sidelines. Oh hello there pretty girl, Emilia chilling with her daddy
A momma and her baby girl
At some point my boys decided that they wanted their cape so they could be dressed like the birthday girl

They just had the absolute best time jumping around

After we were done jumping, it was time for pizza. My boys love pizza and associate birthday parties with getting pizza and cake.
The cake was so yummy
Lunch is served
Once we were done eating, we took a few pictures with the decor. Hi birthday girl
I just love this picture of the kids giggling away
My boys and their capes :)
My big boys were so not interested in getting a family picture but at least we got one with the babies
Before we left, I made sure to take a picture of the girls of course (I mean, that is just blogging 101) :). Tman really wanted to be part of the group so we let him. Bloggy friends, turned real life friends
We had so much fun celebrating JOE's 4th birthday. The boys really loved the theme of the birthday and they thoroughly enjoyed the cookies. We are at an age where the kids love birthday parties and hanging out with their friends. Thanks for having us J, we had a ball.