We had asked Phil's cousin Brandon to be Andrew's godfather and he drove up the night before from South Carolina to be a part of the day. My sister Natalie was asked to be Andrew's godmother. Prior to attending the service, we had a fantastic breakfast at the church cafe. Afterwards the service got underway and both boys were fantastic. I couldn't believe how patient and well-behaved they were. Andrew was all smiles and even took a nap during the sermon and Philip sat quietly and listened and looked at his books. When it was time for the baptism to be performed, Andrew was the perfect candidate. He didn't cry at all when the water was poured over his head, he even seemed to enjoy it. Not surprising at all since he loves baptism. He would have probably been content to splash around in the font if we had let him!
After the service, we hosted our family and friends back at our house for a luncheon of baked ziti, salad, and cake. It was a great day and we were so blessed to have our family and friends there to share in our celebration.
|Brandon and Andrew|
|With Fr. Chris, after the service.|
|Andrew's baptism cake, made by Phil's mom|
|Andrew with his grandmas|
|Andrew with his Great Grandma|
|Andrew with Phil's parents|
|Andrew with my mom|
|Checking out his cake|
|Andrew and mommy|
|Andrew and my dad|
|Andrew with Uncle Greg and his daddy|
|Andrew and his buddy Brandon|
|Hanging out in his jammies after a busy day|