Before leaving to go back to the sacrament room for the service she peeked at the font. This moment for her was crucial because she’d never seen a baptismal font and standing there I could tell she was imagining how it would go and gaining confidence in the experience 🙂
I let her read the program. There was an insert with each child that was getting baptised that day and a paragraph about them. Allan and I spent time writing it last week and wanted to make sure it was special since she’ll have that forever. She LOVED what we wrote about her! I didn’t know it would mean much to her right now but it did! She gave me a hug and said, “Aww mom, you’re the sweetest!”
There were a TON of people in the hall which made her extremely embarrassed when I snapped these next two. Since she was embarrassed I just took two as fast as I could and let her leave that spot. I’m glad that they’re in focus at all!
It took Allan near 15 minutes to get his jumpsuit on! We were all waiting for him! I guess since there were 8 baptisms (7 other men baptising their kids!) and they were all very close in size to him there weren’t any jumpsuits left that fit him! So he tried on five or six or ten until he found one that worked alright! I would’ve felt so annoyed at having an ill fitting jumpsuit in front of all those people! They’re unflattering enough already! lol
SO when it was all said and done we went back to our house for a BBQ with the family that came. We chose hamburgers (I said NO to steaks with potatoes and all the fancy sides because I didn’t want more WORK!!) and had chips and salad. That’s IT! Easy peasy. I loved that!
Those are all the pictures!