Monday, October 16, 2006

our child of god

Here are some photos from the baptism Sunday, which was really beautiful after a hairy start. (We got caught in a traffic pile-up on the interstate on the way there and were almost late.) I'm usually on the other side of the camera, so it's nice to have some of Daniel and me together! He looked adorable in his little linen romper with its buttons and pintucks in front and sailor collar in back. We'd considered using the gown I was baptized in, but it was very frilly and made Daniel look like a girl, and Steve said he wanted a boy outfit. After a bit of searching in local shops and online, we found this one. It arrived last week via FedEx International from a shop in County Donegal, Ireland, wrapped in brown paper and gold ribbon, with a handwritten note from the owner, a lucky Irish penny and a little stuffed sheep (with a shamrock on it) that smells of wool. Such charming packaging! And such a darling romper — though hard to change diapers in.


This one is going in the Christmas card to our priest! He's the same priest who presided at our wedding. We really like him a lot.


With the godparents (Steve's brother, my sister) ...


With his Aunt Susanne ...


Here's Daniel meeting his grandma for the first time Saturday night. He won her over instantly!




He was pretty tired by the time grandpa got him.


That's it for now. Our pizza has arrived, and it's time to have dinner. :)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those are wonderful photos! You look great, new mom! It was good that Daniel had some extended family there on his big day!

Laura said...

Great pics... looks like everything went well. Daniel looked so precious. :)

LutherLiz said...

He's so cute as always. And I think your family is really taken with him (it is hard not to be!)

Congratulations on the baptism!

Cynthia said...

Wow, Emilie, Daniel looks like such a big boy. He looks bigger than an almost two-month old.
And man, do you ever loo happy.
I know what you mean about being on the other side of the camera for a change. I want to document everything that Dion does so I am usually the one just snapping away.
Also, I'm a single mom...so... well... you know... it's only me... I want a husband!!!!!!! But I digress.....(smile)
All of the photos look great.

liz said...

What a little sweetie pie. So glad the weather didn't keep your family away! It looks like you all had a wonderful time. Welcome to the family, Daniel! :)

Megan T said...

You all look so happy! I'm so glad your family was able to meet your family, Emilie. It is great that Garrison Keillor could perform the baptism... (sorry a little Minnesota humor...) Seriously, congratulations!

Carrie said...

aww, these are such sweet pictures - Daniel looks so sweet! Ilove the outfit (and the story of what was enclosed in package). Your family looks so in love with him, understandably! Such a wonderful,blessed day!