On Sunday, August 5, we took our sweet boy over to St. Ignatius Church with our family and friends to have him baptized.
As it was a 90+ degree day with exceptionally high humidity, a few scattered rain showers and thunderstorms popped up, but never took away the humidity.
It was so wonderful for my family to drive in from New Jersey to celebrate with us! It was also their first time to meet Max and to see Jack for the first time in a few months, so there was a lot of catching up to be had.
As Max was 6 weeks old, he had a growth spurt this past week and was eating more and a little bit more fussy than usual, but the day of the baptism, he woke up with a smile on his face and was happy all day long.
Our friend Father Kelly returned from his vacation to come down to his old parish to baptize Max.
Max wore the heirloom christening gown that my mother, uncles, cousins, sisters, Jack and I wore. The beautiful Irish linen gown is close to 100 years old and is extremely delicate, so we opted to dress him at the church.
His Godmother, Colleen and I dressed him, which brought back many memories of my mother dressing Jack in the gown two and a half years prior.
As we were waiting for a few other people to arrive at the church, we decided to take all of the pictures with the family, etc… ahead of time. Max’s Godfather, Jeff and Colleen posed for pictures and we also made sure to get the whole family together for one big family shot for the first time in a long time.
Jack loved playing and sitting with his cousins and we were all very glad to spend time together and laugh.
Max was very good during the baptism, and when it came time for Father Kelly to pour the water over his head, he literally moved his head side to side in delight as he poured the water. Looks like we may have another water baby on our hands!
Following the baptism, we all headed back to my mother’s house for a little luncheon. We enjoyed lunch and of course, the children were anxious to get to the cake.
Two friends of mine so graciously offered to spend the Friday of the baptism weekend to bake a cake from scratch and to make my Aunt’s famous icing for our celebration. As I do not have one cooking or baking bone in my body, I was absolutely nervous, but we did a fabulous job! My Aunt who makes the famous icing also had some of the cake and said that we hit the nail on the head and that it was delicious! We were thrilled!
It was a lovely day and a wonderful little celebration for our Max! May God bless him always.