Thursday, May 8, 2014

Maddie's Baptism.

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This is a natural follow-up to the post from Tuesday where I talk about my dear friends being present for life's happenings. It's also a natural follow-up about how taking photos of kids is hard. Madeline looked adorable on Sunday in her baptismal gown, shoes with flowers on them and bow on her head. She wasn't interested in the camera though. Madeline was baptized at our church downtown, and it was a gorgeous Kansas City Sunday.
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Between members of their small group, our book club friends and lots of their family members, Jon, Erica and Maddie were surrounded by people who love them on Sunday at the church. I love the questions of baptism in the church where we all agree to love Maddie as our own and help her grow to know Christ.
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Here is part of our village (Maddie, Collin and Everett are the book club kiddos missing.) It's not a great photo really. Kip did his absolute best, but everyone was at the end of their morning ropes and the angle is a little funny. James was cajoled into standing on the ledge with the promise of chocolate milk (he was really thirsty). Sweet Reese fell off the ledge and skinned something after this photo (she fell off the back part, not ALL the way down to the ground). And the sun was terrible to look into. But it's a photo to keep because by gosh, it's nice to know that everyone was there to celebrate Maddie's baptism.

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  1. Adorable with the children in their dresses and sweater vests. Definitely a sunny morning to celebrate!

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  2. Thanks for documenting the morning! It was so nice to have our friends and family with us to celebrate in this special day!

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  3. Reese, James and Fiona look so unimpressed. Maddie's baptism has made an impression on Reese and when we talk about babies she asks "Is the baby baptized for Jesus?"

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    1. I wish I had a photo of James and Reese standing on the chairs during the worship songs because it was so very sweet.

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  4. It was a beautiful morning! I'm actually really grateful for that last photo. Thanks, Kip! I think it captures the moment pretty perfectly. Collin is also missing from the photo . . . that should be a summer goal once Baby Thomas arrives. Get them all together. Also, baby on hip = super short dress. Good to know!

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    1. And pregnant women should NOT stand sideways.

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    2. It's just so hard for us to plan for ourselves and all the rugrats. Chiratescolorado was way easier to manage group shots.

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    3. I added Collin's name. I don't know what I was thinking! So many cute kids!

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  5. I also love that none of the kids are smiling, but all of the adults are.

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  6. Lucky Maddie to have such adoring friends. I can't wait to meet her!

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It was so nice of you to stop by and say hi!