Monday, August 20, 2012

This is How We Baptize

This past Sunday (and by "past Sunday" I mean the 12th, not the I'm a bit behind...3 kids what can I say?) Pia got her soul nice and cleaned up. And then we partied as Catholics should with lots of cake, cookies, brownies, coffee, and sangria. It's not everyday your kid gets an indelible mark on their soul.

the dunk

the whole show (nice, Dom)

the doting

the pose

the babe

the gown (super old!! i was baptized in this thing, as was my mother....aaaand a whole lot of other people)

the joy
the fancy bakery cake

the spread

the decor

the lounge

the approval
the Brad classic
I made this cake (thanks Pinterest) and by make I mean I sat on the couch and nursed the baby while my sister made the cake and I annoyed the crap out of her in my attempts to micromanage the situation. I also went above and beyond by locating and purchasing the cutest pink, purple, and silver pearlized sprinkles. Best Mom award is a total lock.

I spent most of the party sipping on peach sangria, eating numerous baked goods, and relishing the smell of my freshly baptized babe's chrism-smeared forehead. It don't get no better.


  1. Yay! No more heathens at your house, no ma'am. Still got one here. But only for 5 more days :)

  2. I loooove baptisms. And if I love them this much now, when it's just our immediate family attending, I can't imagine how much I'm going to love them when the family gets bigger and older and starts having grandbabies to baptise. Swoon.

  3. not fair. you're supposed to look totally zombified and puffy and super postpartummy in baptism pics ...

    I might have to stop reading for the sake of my self esteem.

  4. Congratulations! Takes me back to when my girls were baptized...miss those baby days. By the way you look FABULOUS!