Monday, April 28, 2008

Baptised!

The baptism was really really nice. It wasn't exactly sunny and warm, but at least it wasn't raining. There were TEN babies baptised at the mass - 9 girls and one boy. Our girls were of COURSE the prettiest and best dressed... well in my opinion anyway. Not sure they were the best behaved though, Katie cried (pretty loudly) and Charlotte chimed in a little, but overall they were good. It didn't help that the service fell right at their usual naptime.

I was really happy that it was the same priest who had come to the hospital and baptised Jack. I can tell the girls some day that all three of them were baptised by Father Ed. He mentioned Jack a few times during the Mass which really got to me - after he had baptised the girls he said that the girls had a brother named Jackson who had passed away, and that he had christened him too. We consider PJ's father Jack's godfather, since he was at the hospital with us when we had him baptised, so he stood up with all of us holding a picture of Jack. It made it feel at least a little bit like Jack was there.

It really was a lovely day, the girls had all their family from both sides around them, they had wonderful godparents, two sets of grandparents who I don't think could possibly adore them (or spoil them) anymore than they already do, and a little brother watching over them.

I wish I'd gotten more pictures but it was just such a CRAZY day. As soon as we got to my mom's (where the party was) Katie conked out, so I have more pictures of Charlotte (this is a disclaimer before someone AGAIN says I seem to favor Charlotte.... it was purely the fact that she was awake.) I had ordered the most amazing stuffed cupcakes for dessert and I have to say, I think they were the hit of the party.... they are SO FREAKING DELICIOUS. I ordered 4 dozen, 8 different flavors: Lemon, Orange, Chocolate, Chocolate and Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Carrot Cake, Strawberry and Red Velvet. We then made little boxes that everyone could take one home in, though of course most people seemed to eat theirs at the party. So if anyone needs decorated cupcake boxes, let me know...

Anyway, here's a few pics - I'm hoping to get more from family members who maybe weren't quite as frazzled as I was and remembered to take some. My cousin also videotaped the baptism for us, so at least we have that. I definitely plan on taking the girls to Sears or someplace this week and having some professional shots taken of them in their dresses. They just looked TOO beautiful not to get some better shots of them. They really looked like little dolls.

I'm holding Katie and PJ is holding Charlotte:



My parents with Charlotte, and Katie and her godmother (PJ's sister):



Charlotte and Katie - LOVE the bonnets (and the matching dazed expressions)!



Katie and Daddy and then Charlotte, tired after all the excitement!



I really love this picture of me and my girls, and the beautiful Blessed Mother statue....



and if you look closely, you can see that Charlotte is blowing raspberries, which she did through most of the mass.... including while we were standing up at the altar.

34 comments:

Lotta said...

Beautiful family. Beautiful babies in their shiny white sacks. Congratulations!

Jessica B said...

all look beautiful!!

Melissa said...

What a beautiful family. Glad to hear that Jack was included in the service.

Those cupcakes sound sooooo good.

Christie said...

Beautiful family. I would LOVe to know where you got the cupcakes. I'm having a baby shower for a friend and would LOVE to save some time. When you get a chance, will you email me? christieomeara@msn.com

Thanks!

Christie
mcgoverntrio.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day. And how nice that Jack was mentioned and remembered - tears came to my eyes when you said your fahter-in-law was his godparent and stood up with you while the girls were being baptized. How special is that. The girls looked awesome in their beautiful gowns and bonnets and Jack was right there with you smiling down on his family. God Bless all of you.

the schirano triplets said...

oh megan, i am so happy that everything went so well. you have such a wonderful family and the pictures are beautiful. and charlotte and katie looked just precious. i love the pictures of the girls in their bonnets with the same (dazed)looks on their faces!

i made red velvet cupcakes for our party and they turned out pretty darn good, but yours sound even better! yum!

leona said...

Congrats!! What beautiful pictures!!

ccdean said...

What beautiful little girls. Congratulations on the baptism, we are having ours dedicated at church on Mother's Day.
--Christy

Liz said...

They look so beautiful! I like the last picture as well. I can't tell if the blessed mother is with a boy or girl, but I'm going to say it represents Jack. Glad the day went well.

Kim said...

I always love reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your story with us. The girls are gorgeous and getting so big. I teared up reading about Jack - I'm glad that Father included him. Very special.

Diana said...

They look beautiful and it looks like you had a wonderful family day. So glad Jack was able to participate. It sounds like the day honored him wonderfully.

Hyperfertile Infertile said...

Oh, how beautiful everyone looks! Where did you find their baptism gowns, they are just gorgeous! We had to postpone our baptism until June since the girls were so sick, and I never did find gowns I love.

I'm so glad that Jack was included, too. And, my god, the cupcakes. YUM!!

Gillian said...

Wow.. so pretty in their dresses. The cupcakes sounded DEVINE, omg!!

Sandy said...

Oh they are beautiful Megan. Love their dresses and it looks like it was a specila ceremony.

Brian & Debbie said...

What a beautiful family!
The girls are looking more and more alike, especially in the pics with their bonnets on! Too cute! That's so nice that they included Jack in the ceremony and that you were able to have the same priest. It sounds like he did a wonderful job with the service.

Rebecca Nixie said...

Beautiful pictures. The girls are adorable. My favorite picture is the one of the girls in separate pictures with the dazed look on their faces. So cute. Looking forward to seeing more of such a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

What a great day and the girls looked amazing. Thank you for keeping up this blog, it really makes my day reading about the girls and their angel Jack.
-Scottsdale, AZ

Anonymous said...

Hi,
The girls looked absolutely beautiful and it was very touching that jack was included in the service.
Can you please post where the cupcakes came from?
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog for a while and have thought about making many comments about your bravery, how some of your posts make me cry ,your beautiful girls, your strength, Jack's bravery and spirit... but it was the mention of stuffed cupcakes that have actually prompted me to write a response. Please,the PMSing lady needs more details. Stuffed with what??? YUmmma!

Anonymous said...

I love that the priest remembered Jack and included him in your special day. The girls look SOOO pretty. Their outfits are just gorgeous! What a lovely family you have. Smiles.
--A Mom in Jacksonville, FL

Anonymous said...

Wow the girls are really starting to look so much alike. Especially in the one with the bonnets. They are so cute Megan!

I'm glad your Jack was there with you.

And that pic of you and the girls .. va va va voom! :)

Congratulations on their baptism.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on their baptism. The girls are adorable. And so touching your FIL was on the alter with Jack's picture. That brought tears to my eyes.
Take Care.
CT Knottie Jenn

Anonymous said...

OK, I need the cupcake info too:)

Nicole Elerson said...

Beautiful family & it's lovely Jack was remembered

heeda said...

Sounds like it was a beautiful mass. I'm glad that you had a good day.

Amanda said...

Everyone looks so great! I am making my blog private now so if you email me I can add you als1124@temple.edu

Leann said...

The girls look absolutely beautiful and I'm glad Jack was remembered! I have a question for you... how do you get the onetruemedia video into a post? I've been trying, and I just can't figure it out.

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful Megan!!
- Kristin

Patyrish said...

The girls are GORGEOUS as always, loved their dresses. You have awesome taste.

I was touched that the God Father held a picture of sweet Jack. I don't think it would have been complete without that....beautiful touch.

Love the picture of you holding both the girls...with the blessed Mother int he background. That's a maternal picture if I ever saw one.

You look beautiful by the way!

Kelly said...

Looks like a beautiful ceremony. So glad to hear that Jack was mentioned and remembered on the special day.

Now I feel like a total slacker mom because we still haven't had ours baptized.

Pam said...

sweet, beautiful girls! and how lovely that jack was with his sisters again. :)

they are so identical, your girls! i didn't think they looked that much alike when they were teeny, but now they are the spittin' image of each other!

Jared & Becky said...

Hmm I just commented and it is gone so if this is a duplicate sorry. Your family is beautiful. I am so glad that you found new pics of Jack. What an angel!

so tired said...

OK, I gotta say. What would the Blessed Mother think about the cleavage in that shot with her??? ;)

tbonegrl said...

Congratulations girls!