Monday, August 3, 2009

Baby J's Baptism

Here are some long overdue pictures from Baby J's baptism. It was a beautiful day and we were surrounded by our family and friends. My MIL did a beautiful job decorating the table with all of her children's baby cups and the one that was given to Baby J. The invitations were done by friend from home who has been creating a lot of my invitations as of late. She is fabulous and priced so well! I just told her what was in my head and she created it.

Baby J wore a gown that was from the late 1800s. I believe it was her great grandmother's. It was lost for a few years and then her mother found it and A was the first to be baptised in it. Since then his sister was baptised in it, along with 3 cousins (one of which is Baby J's Godfather.) My Mom has the gown that my brother and sister and I were baptised in, but there was just too much tradition in this gown not to use it...not to mention it is fabulous! =) I was scared to death that my child would be the one to spit up all over it, but he did great. He was an angel during the ceremony and did not make a peep. It really was a perfect day.











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18 comments:

Pink Velvet Mommy said...

love the gown, and love the tradition behind it. I have an embroidery business and I have done a lot of baptism gowns that have been worn by many, and it is great to have it the slip embroidered with each childs name and the baptism date. I did one once that 1o children had used the gown and we were on the second time around on the slip. I think it makes the gown even more sentimental and maybe when Baby J is married it would be awesome for his child to use the gown and see his daddy name on the same gown.

Just a thought!! Great pictures and love the idea of using all the children's cups on the table.

Pink Velvet Mommy said...

by the way, these gowns were embroidered white on white.

Preppy Coastee said...

I loove the last picture!! He looks so cute! :)

Courtney said...

He looks adorable in the gown. What a special day!

Domestic Diva said...

Fabulous pictures!!!
xxxx me

Elizabeth said...

I love the sentimental story behind the gown. Precious pics! Just precious!

Fifi Flowers said...

Oh my... do these photos bring back memories... ADORABLE!!!

Cee said...

awww first of all, Baby J looks so cute and I love the decorations! That is very cool about the gown, what an awesome tradition.

Farrell and Lauren said...

He looks like such a little man! Congratulations!

a H.I.T. said...

I absolutely love heirloom pieces. That gown is amazing. And Baby J is just a cutie patootie.

Erika said...

He is absolutely gorgeous; as is that gown. What a wondrous occasion! :)

Perambulations through Pittsbrugh said...

That couldn't be more precious. Congratulations on the baptism of your little angel!

Kate said...

I can already tell he is going to be a heartbreaker-he is just so handsome!

cancersucks said...

God bless sweet baby J. My children (one girl and 2 boys) all wore my long baptismal gown. So special. Beautiful pictures!

icing on the cake said...

Congratulations on a beautiful baptism! And what a pretty gown. Baby J looks very handsome!

susanne said...

Totally precious! Big day for Baby J!

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh goodness Miss MMMm, what a stunning gown and beautiful baby in the gown! He looks angelic! And it sounds like Baby J was simply surrounded by love the whole time, no wonder he was so sweet!

A belated congratulations on such an important day, and thank you for sharing it with all of us!
tp

The Mrs. said...

What a darling boy!

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