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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This Guy

Next week it will be a year from when I found out I was pregnant with this little guy. This time last year I was getting ready to put my 8 (almost 9) month old into Mother's Day Out for the first time. Little did I know that I would have little brother coming in this year at 4 months!
Here he is in his baptism gown that my mom made. A couple of Sundays ago, we had him baptized at Covenant. It was very special because our pastor baptized me as a baby, and then Turner last year. He is about to retire, so we were glad he was able to do it!
Afterward, we went to Irondale Cafe to celebrate with lunch. It was Heath's idea to do this, and I was hesitant at first. I am used to just going to my parents' house. However, this ended up being great! They reserved a room for us in the back, and we were able to sit there and the kids could play without bothering everyone else! The boys had a ball with Kate, and then Pop Pop put Kate in the "crusher" (a classic of my dad's).
Mom has a broken thumb, but she was still able to smock this little outfit for John Burke to wear after he was out of his gown (which Heath only refers to as a dress).
She said Turner was very kind to come up and squeeze it for her. He is a giver. About the little outfit - I was very careful to put it on a hanger to take in the church. Good thing we were able to spill Turner's milk cup (why you ask? Because it was full. Because he has had less than an ounce of milk since July 30th. Awesome.)
Aunt Kelly and Uncle Jonathan
The guest of honor with Pop Pop and Grandad

So, about 25 minutes before the service started, I was on all fours in the sanctuary spilling milk off the floor and his prized little outfit. Luckily, there is a washer and dryer in the nursery, so it was crisis averted!! There was a little spill on my dress, of course. Nice reminder to worry less about being "perfect" that day and focus on committing our child and parenting to the Lord.
Turner was also helping us with that lesson. We made it up to the front of the church with him, and he lasted about 2.5 seconds before squirming and squealing. My attempt to bribe him with M & M's to be quiet failed when we left them back with MeMe and Pap in the pew. So, he was pointing and jumping. On his second trip up to the choir loft behind us, we put the backup plan into effect. I sidestepped the pastor mid-sentence and threw him at Lindsey, who quickly ran him out. Count on us for reverence in a sermon. I was not embarrassed, however, because I predicted this would happen with a 20 month old in "big church."
Thank you to our friends and family who came to celebrate this day with us! A reminder that God has blessed us so much with these babies, but we have an awesome responsibility to Him for them! "Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4
MeMe and Pap with their boys
My little responsibilities - can't decide if Turner looks more like a Nascar driver or an astronaut in the next picture - random.
John Burke gave out these little goodie bags, since he didn't have a cake!!

1 comment:

  1. sweet pictures! Ya'll look great! And I would LOVE to hang out. I miss ya! Can't wait to see you some at Covenant. We're getting excited!! :)