Sunday, May 19, 2013

Two Special Sundays

Last weekend was Mother's Day weekend.  Obviously my Mother's Day was a little crazy, spent mostly in airports and cars.  Before he left for Championship weekend, Craig left me a beautiful bouquet of flowers...

The boys both made presents for me at day care.  Both had to do with their feet, and I think it's pretty funny looking at them side-by-side...

Obviously Jacob's is on the left and Carter's is on the right.  Jacob's says "Mom".  I love them both, but it's so amazing to have a before-and-after sort of comparison.  How do those tiny feet turn into the giant ones?

Today was Carter's Christening.  It took forever to pick a date because of Craig's schedule, but since he had a Friday morning game this week, it worked to do it this weekend.  Of course, picking the date as late as we did meant that a lot of people already had other plans.  It also meant it was too much of a challenge for my brother, the godfather, to fly in for it.  It's just as well, though, since our church doesn't really involve the godparents aside from letting them stand up front.  The godmother was Craig's brother's wife.  I wish that they were more involved, but it's one of the few flaws our church has, so I guess we can't complain too much.  

Carter was a very good boy for his big day.  He ate right when we got to church, and by the time of the baptism, he was pleasantly awake.  He did fine with the water and babbled a bit near the end of the pastor's prayer while he was holding him.  He did drool some formula-tinged drool on the pastor (oops), but considering Carter can spit up a ton and fart like a grown man, we got off pretty easy.  He slept through the second half of church, and woke up just in time for some pictures.  Here's one with all the grandparents...we have a similar one from Jacob's baptism that's in a frame in his room, so hopefully we can keep a similar one in Carter's room...

He wore the same outfit as Jacob did, and managed to keep it clean the whole day!  The party was at our house, and it was a gorgeous day.  The boys spent most of it outside playing baseball, and I had a decent amount of time to mingle and snack compared to some parties I've thrown.  It wasn't a big group, but it was great to see everyone!

It was a busy day (on top of a busy prep day yesterday), and by the late afternoon, most of us were spent...

Jacob was the exception, of course.  He's feeling better, by the way--the stomach bug is gone and appears to have avoided the rest of us, but he's still sort of hit or miss on the eating thing.  I'm a little worried they're going to lecture us at this doctor's appointment next month because he's so darn skinny.  It's hard to keep weight on when you're always moving!  Carter seemed to get a little cold over the last couple days, with sniffling and sneezing, but he seemed better (and still very happy) today!

Today brought back good memories of Jacob's big day, and it's a sobering reminder how quickly kids grow.  It doesn't seem so long ago that he was the tiny baby in the little blue romper, but here we are, on the verge of sending him off to kindergarten.  Carter's already a far cry from the tiny little thing we brought home.  It's been an exhausting weekends with a busy week in between, but I'm so grateful for the many blessings that made them possible.

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