Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cecelia's Baptism

Since my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew were in town over Thanksgiving, Sunday was the perfect opportunity to have Cece's baptism.  Todd's immediate family as well as some cousins came into town for the celebration so we all went to 12:30 PM mass and the baptism was directly after mass.  We had asked our sister-in-law (my brother's wife), Meghan, as well as our brother-in-law (Todd's sister's husband), Brian, to be her Godparents and they both gladly accepted the honor.  Cece did really well during the baptism too.  She slept for most of the mass and only fussed for a few minutes during the baptism.  Afterwards, everyone came back to our house for a reception/party and we enjoyed spending time with family especially since we hadn't seen Todd's family for Thanksgiving. 

Holding Cece after the priest blessed her

Getting baptized

Cece's wonderful godparents

Todd, Cece, and I with Meghan & Brian

With the priest

Grandparents & Cece

Our little family (Cece is wearing the same gown as Lucy which was also the same gown worn by my mom, her siblings, my brother, and me)

We had cheese & crackers, veggies & dip, fruit salad...

salad with feta, cranberries, and pecans, broccoli & grape pasta salad, caramel apple trifle...

and we ordered party trays of wraps and sandwiches from Giant Eagle

Todd's mom did another fabulous job on the cake

Lucy & her cousins eating with PaPa

More family eating in the dining room

And some more of the crew in the family room; I think we ended up having 21 people come

Opening presents

Lucy was very excited to help too!

Group shot of our family and Jeff's family

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