Simon was baptized this past Sunday, Mother’s Day.
It was a lovely day, the weather cooperated, Simon cooperated, and Nora did the best she could for being 2 🙂
Almost all our immediate family members were able to make it to the church service… and I was thrilled to get my mom, Dave’s mom, and my grandma to sing with me following the baptism.
This quartet was actually an idea I had back when Nora was baptized, but I was WAY too stressed out with life back then to even think about adding anything extra to my plate.
So when we were given a “March 4” due date, I thought it would be nice to do a Mother’s Day baptism and that THIS time, the mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmother would sing. I almost chickened out again, but I’m so glad I followed through.
My mom re-wrote the music (Children Of The Heavenly Father) so it was a full 4-part harmony at times… it sounded really nice.
After church, we had our family over to our house for a yummy brunch.
(The MENU: https://andreadekker.com/bacon-wrapped-sausage-bites/, fruit salad, cinnamon rolls from Dave’s mom, blueberry muffins, banana chocolate chip muffins, and an egg dish… I’ll be sharing that recipe next week.)
We did not go hungry!
Oh, and did you notice Simon’s little outfit? It’s made out of the fabric from my wedding dress!
This was the last project on my “to-do before baby list” and although I didn’t finish it before he was born, I did finish it over a week before the baptism (so not too bad!)
I was a little intimidated by this project because I rarely ever sew from a pattern (I usually just “wing it”). However, after putting a little pressure on myself to get started, I made the shorts one night after the kids were in bed, and then the vest the next night.
Looking back, I’m actually glad I didn’t make the outfit before he was born because I think I would have made it too big. After I cut the pieces out for the 3 month size, I held them up to Simon and they were HUGE HUGE HUGE.
Although he’s currently wearing mostly 6 months clothes, in the 90% for height, and the 75% for weight, I actually used the newborn pattern for this outfit. Crazy!
There are a few places where I messed up and had to go back and fix it — but I was really pleased with how quick this sewing project was and that it actually looked pretty cute. Although I’m sure it doesn’t hurt to have a cute model 🙂
I borrowed the adorable hat from my neighbor friend (Rochelle with the amazing chocolate chip cookies) and I feel like it just completed the outfit. Thanks Rochelle!
It was such a nice day.
I’m so glad we were able to celebrate with our families and that I was finally able to make something with the fabric from my wedding dress (there’s plenty more fabric for other projects too!)