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~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Naps and Baptism

This post will be about God/baptism, so if that offends you, stop reading and come back for tomorrow's post.  :)

Avery was baptized today.  My stepmom and my in-laws came into town for the occasion.
From left to right, FIL, Mark, Avery, Me, MIL, stepmom
Avery fell asleep at the beginning of the sermon, which normally is nice.  Today, I was a little nervous as to how she would act when she woke up. When we went up to the front for her baptism, she was still passed out on my shoulder....and stayed that way even when I held her over the baptismal font...up until the Pastor splashed the water on her head.  
Sound asleep, comfortable that Mommy would never dump cold water on her...
Surprisingly, though, she didn't cry at all.  Her facial expression was priceless and both the pastor and I were chuckling for the next two water splashes. 
Silly kiddo making the Pastor laugh during the baptism...
She was rather fascinated by the baptismal candles and enjoyed everyone saying how beautiful her dress was.
After the service, we posed for several pictures...here are a couple of my favorites:
Church is so funny!
Or maybe it's Mommy that's funny.
I have to admit though, after today, I can't help but think my kid is perfect.
That's what I've been trying to tell you all along!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!


  1. She looks pretty perfect, Mandy! Congrats! The dress is really pretty.

    I didn't get off my rear to get my kids baptized until they were 16 months old. By then, they could both walk and were the terror of the altar. My daughter cried and then looked resentful for a half-hour after; my son thought the whole water thing was kind of cool.

    1. I admit - I kind of love the phrase "terror of the altar" - does this make me a bad person?

  2. She is perfect! What an awesome story you can share with her when she gets older! What an awesome day!!

  3. She is like a beautiful doll! I remember being so happy that my church did the baptism first in the service so she could go to the nursery after. :)

  4. Congrats!! What sweet pictures... I'm amazed that she can fall asleep at church, L never did. She was too distracted there, but I was always jealous of everyone else who could sit their baby in the carseat and they wouldn't make a peep!

    1. This is why we go to the EARLY service. The services with more people in them are too distracting and I always have to step outside with her. ;)

  5. Oh man, I can't believe I missed this. She looks adorable and you look so happy! I'm glad she was good!

  6. That dress is so beautiful! She is such a beautiful little girl. Love the pictures! :)


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