Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Grant’s Baptism

The day after Ava’s birthday, and on Grant’s four month birthday, we had Grant baptized!

His gown was the same one Ava and Reed wore. My mom bought it in Chinatown in San Francisco before I had Ava and the detail on it is gorgeous.IMG_5105IMG_5107IMG_5110IMG_5130 

We arrived at church early that morning and Ava wanted to snuggle her brother.IMG_5144  

Just a few pictures of the ceremony.IMG_5148IMG_5153   

And some photos of us with our families.IMG_5175 IMG_1909

With Grant’s godparents, my brother, Nick, and my cousin, Joanie   IMG_1920 IMG_1924IMG_1926 IMG_1927 IMG_1930IMG_5194IMG_5200Later that afternoon, we had a party to celebrate Grant, and we also went ahead and celebrated Ava’s, Reed’s and Caroline’s birthdays. Ava wore her sweet dress that was designed in honor of Leslie.    IMG_5208 

My mom brought the cakes for the party from where she and dad live. This grocery store there makes THE BEST cake. I went low key with the decorations this year but they are awesome at decorating. Last year they made these incredible character cakes for the kids and they loved them. IMG_5211 IMG_5212

This photo of Ainsley and Sophie (my cousin’s little girl) cracked me up. They look so serious.IMG_5217

The girls and Aunt StephieIMG_5219 

Caroline wasn’t so sure what to think about opening presents. She quickly learned though. :)IMG_5223 

She LOVED this little puppy in a carrier – which was a good thing since she got three of them! haha!IMG_5227

Reed was hilarious with his gifts. He peeked in a bag and it was something he desperately wanted so he went around the living room asking people if they had gotten it for him, except he didn’t ask my aunt who actually had gotten it. Someone told him to ask her and he said “SHE DID NOT!” And then he asked one of my uncles who just said yes for the fun of it and Reed was just beyond excited. It was comical. When he finally opened it, he said “i’ve been dreaming and dreaming about getting this.”IMG_5234 

And of course Ava was excited for her turn!IMG_5237 

Ainsley loves Uncle Zach!!IMG_5240 

When it was time for blowing out the candles, Caroline cried for her turn! She didn’t like it at all.IMG_5242 


Reed loved his turn!IMG_5250 

And so did Ava!IMG_5256  

And I had to share this because we laugh at how straight faced Caroline is. It takes a lot of work to make this girl crack a smile. I took her outside to play for a few minutes and she kept going over to this gate. I had tried to get her to smile at me for a photo with my dad and she wouldn’t do it. I told my dad I was going to get a smile and peeked over the top of the gate at her and she loved it. It’s so nice to see a big smile on this precious girl’s face.IMG_5268

It was a very special day and we had a great time celebrating our little boy and also our big kids surrounded by our families!


  1. Beautiful memories, thank you for sharing with us. I loved seeing C and A in this post...and her smile, seriously brought tears to my eyes. Bless your family!

  2. That gown--so beautiful!! Congrats on the baptism! I loved all the pics of the kids!!

  3. What a beautiful day!!! Loved seeing all the sweet babies/kids!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful family!!! Continuing to lift ya'll up in prayer!!!

  4. Awww such a special day and how fun to see all of the precious family birthday photos. So priceless. Big hugs.

  5. What a fun jam packed weekend! Love that baptism gown!

  6. I love reading your sweet blog ! Your family is precious and I thank you for sharing a little here and there about the girls Ainsley and Caroline !!! I read Leslie's blog for many years even before she met Stephen and I just thank you for sharing a few photos of the girls !!!


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