|The Larsen Family, Ellie is wearing the baptism gown my little sister Katie wore, as well as Claire and Charlotte for their baptisms|
Little Miss was baptized on May 28th, 2011! It was Memorial Day weekend and a perfect Saturday evening Mass. We asked our very good friends Sara and Matthew Easley be the Godparents of Eleanor. They gladly accepted :) Jason and I are the Godparents to their son, Hunter. It is so special sharing such a wonderful bond with Hunter. I love having a special place in their lives, and I know they will always have a special place in ours!
|Matthew, Sara and Eleanor!|
Apparently Chase woke up from his nap on the wrong side of the bed because he continued to be quite obstinate throughout the entire service. Having a large open area right in front of us (and obviously right in front of the alter) Chase thought sprawling himself all over the floor and playing with his toys loudly would be a fun activity. We tried to keep him contained the best we could, but it was difficult...
|Our little Heathen :)|
When it came time after the Profession of Faith during Mass to have Eleanor baptized, we had to bring Talky-McTalkerson up with us. Jason was holding Chase and I was holding Ellie:
|holy water time!|
|She liked the oil|
Ellie was a perfect little angel during the entire process...she even cooed when Father John was anointing her with oil. Before we sat back down he asked us what snack Chase had, we told him Cheerios...he told the congregation he could do a commercial for Cheerios. Then he asked us how old Chase was, we told him he was two...he said "aaahhh, that makes sense!" and everyone chuckled. He then asked Chase if he was going to be a good big brother- Chase blatantly turned his head away from Father John suggesting "I will not talk to you!" Again, everyone laughed...Father John then said to Chase "You are going to be a priest when you grow up...I can tell these things!" Hilarious. He then told a quick story about a boy who yelled from the back of the congregation "Let's go!" as he was wrapping up Mass one time...this made me feel a little better. I suppose Chase made for a memorable Baptism- but it made Mommy VERY embarrassed!
We were so thankful to have our few out of town visitors for the occasion. Of course, the Plaza's were here for the occasion and Marie and Paul came for this sacred event. We also shared this celebration with a few of our good friends and neighbors. During these occasions, I really feel blessed to have such an awesome circle of family and friends. It really meant a lot to Jason and I to have everyone come!
|The Plazas and The Larsens|
|Grandpa and Grandma and The Larsen Family|
|The delicious sugar cookies I made (with my mom's help)|
|Don't worry, there was supervision on standby for this photo :)|
|Ellie in her beautiful post-Mass Baptism outfit and adorable headband, made by her Godmother...look closely, it has crosses on it! Too cute!|