Saturday, September 25, 2010

let the little children come to me

What a glorious day! Today we baptized our son, officially dedicating him to the Lord...although in our eyes he was dedicated to the Lord the moment we knew of his existence. It was a small private baptism, with just our family there, but I wanted a little something to put in his baby book so I made these simple invitations to commemorate the event. Our little family With Papa J and Aunt Heidi, his godmother. THANK YOU Papa J for stepping in for Uncle Pedro, his godfather, who could not be here today since he's in Puerto Rico taking care of my dear grandma.

We were so blessed that Fr. Karl, who married us and baptized Grace, also baptized Hudson. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Lighting Hudson's baptismal candle from the Paschal Candle. The Paschal candle is blessed and lit every year at Easter and is used throughout the year for special occasions such as baptisms and funerals. The flame of the Paschal Candle symbolizes the risen Christ as light of the world dispelling darkness (death) as well as symbolizing His presence in the midst of His people. Praying over our son Anointing with the oil of catechumens...blessing Hudson and asking the Holy Spirit to dwell within him. Sweet, sweet boy! He was full of expressions today! These two little girlies were so well behaved! With family by our side... After the baptism we went out for lunch at Macaroni Grill. We even had a little cake to celebrate! I had grand intentions of making Hudson a cross-shaped cake and some sweet little cross cookies with his initial but with the car accident last week and the constant pain in my right hand, all that had to go out the window, so store-bought it was :(

Our waiter was too funny and put candles on the cake! The "Holy Trinity" according to Heidi...he he he He didn't seem to mind that store-bought cake one bit! Yum...Yum...Yum... M'mm, M'mm GOOD! Grace just loves being with Madeline and Madeline is so sweet to her. Love you Madeline...and I love that gap-toothed smile too! Thank you family for all the sweet mementos! Heidi gave Hudson such a sweet and sentimental gift. She had a handkerchief monogrammed with his initials in blue so that we could use it to pat his little head dry after the baptism. But the sweetest part is that she hopes Hudson will give the handkerchief to his bride for her "something blue" on the day of his wedding. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
Thank you so much, Heidi!!!
And the best part about keeping it low key with just family...all the mayhem we could raise! Check out Ella Kate's expression...priceless! These kiddos just melt my heart! "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." ~Matthew 19:14

God bless you today and always dear Hudson!
We love you more than words can say,
Mama, Daddy, & Grace


Nicole Marie said...

YAY!!! Same day as my anniversary too! May God keep him forever blessed!

Kelli said...

May God bless Hudson every day! What a wonderful event!


Lena said...

Deo gratias!
Pax Christi - Lena

the shoppe owner said...

Beautiful :) Congratulations to your family. We are greatly looking forward to the baptism and chrismation of our little one soon to come.

Amber said...

It was a great day....low key, store bought cake (which was really beautiful) and all!

Heather L. said...

God bless you sweet Hudson! You are such a sweet boy.

Spears said...

what a special day for your sweet family! He looks adorable, as always :)

TaDa! Creations said...

Congratulations to your adorable family. What a blessing that boy is! May he grow to love the Lord and bring honor to Him. Give him a little squeeze for me.

Jessica said...

Thank you all so much! God has been so good to my family! To Him be all the glory!!

Jennifer C. Moreland said...

So cute, Praise the Lord for sweet children. By the way, where did you purchase your faux glass candy corn? I have 11 of them I found at an antique store by chance. Would love to add to my collection.