Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Baptism of CharlesInCharge

My daughter and her hubby
belong to a Lutheran church
in the Milwaukee area.
That is where they had our
dear little
CharlesInCharge
baptized.

He wore the same gown
that his mother wore
(see yesterday's post).
Here he is getting
stuffed into the onesie.
MamasBoy is his Godfather
and was willing to be the
holder while my daughter
was the stuffer.
He looks none the worse for wear.
Here he is with BigBoyE,
Mama Mimi & Daddy BigJ.
WE think they are a pretty family.

Here is Auntie TPot & Uncle MamasBoy..
Godmother & Godfather.
CharlesInCharge is already
directing.
I think his exact words were
"Let's get this show on the road".
Did you KNOW that I am a 
master at decoding baby babble?
Well, I am!
We sat through a wonderful service.
Some of us entertained ourselves
as best we knew how.
Then came time for the 
actual ceremony.
This banner was on the altar.
Family members gathered
on the altar with the pastor.
A few words  of commitment,
A symbolic washing of the baby's head..
A lighting of a candle...
At home-he sits with the gown
spread around him...much too hot
for the coat.
And this little baby has been baptized.
Can you see the
Joy of the Lord
in him?
What a blessed event.
We are so fortunate.
He is so loved.
He is God's child.
Amen.
your photo name

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is just beautiful, such a wonderful family,

Special 'K' said...

A beautiful story, amazing pics and wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing such a precious occassion with us. Take care. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Kim K. said...

I have tears. Such beautiful pictures of your family. It brings back memories of Emma's baptism in her special gown...nearly 14 years ago! Eek! It goes by so fast.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures.

Gina said...

So beautiful! What a special day.

Debbiedoo's said...

They are a beautiful family Diana. Thanks for sharing this very special day with us.

Susie said...

Diana, That sweet Charles does look happy. Such a cute picture in his gown.xo, Susie

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written, Diana. Doesn't he look precious sitting in the chair with his banner.

Japolina said...

what a nice day! What a sweet boy!

Your family is fabulous Diana!

Jettie said...

What a beautiful tribute to our little boy.

Shirley said...

Hi Diana, A beautiful tribute to your little one and a wonderful picture of your family. Charlesincharge looks so cute in his gown. Have a wonderful day. I am off to work. Take care. Your Missouri Friend.

Hartwood Roses said...

Gorgeous ... everything is gorgeous. The gown (made with such love), your family, the occasion, and that sweet blessing of a child.

Mark said...

Beautiful everything!
And I'm so glad that you took these photos.
m.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

He is so beautiful, Diana! I love that we can see the detail on the gown with him wearing it. You did a fantastic job. God bless him!

Patty Patterson said...

He does look full of joy!

And the gown looks much prettier on him than it did in pictures by itself. You can't see the detail as well, but you can see how long it is and how precious it makes it's contents look!

You are blessed! Keep loving those grand babies.

Julie Marie said...

What a most beautiful day for you and your family Diana... I know you will carry these memories with you always... as the precious little gown awaits another baptism one day... xoxo Julie Marie

Amber said...

Beautiful and amazing!

Nellie said...

Amen, and amen, Diana! Such an important and special day for that beautiful baby and his family!
xoxo Nellie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How blessed you are to have such a beautiful family!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Beautiful pics, beautiful baby, and beautiful Truth: He knows us by name!

ImSoVintage said...

Oh, Diana, how beautiful he is, and what a wonderful family you are blessed with, my friend.
Hugs,
Laura

Lucille said...

Diana, the dress is spectacular! And, yes, I can see the Joy of the Lord in that little boy. On that third photo, he reminds one of a royal giving a light wave to the crowd on one of those castle balconies.

Kelly said...

He looks beautiful in his christening gown! This is such a wonderful occasion. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Debby said...

That last picture is just precious. Beautiful family you have. I do see the JOY.

Gretchen said...

He is cute as a button and he didn't even cry. In fact, he looked happy to be baptized. The gown is even more beautiful when you see it on him. What an heirloom!

Gretchen

Tete said...

Must be cool being the proud grandma. Wonderful photos of the event and your kids are all so cute. What a great day for all of you. I had no idea that Lutherans baptized babies like Catholics. My best friend in HS was Lutheran and when I spent the night there, we went to her church on Sunday morning and when she stayed with me, she went to mine. But I never saw a baptism there.
Learn something new every day.
Who made the banner? I like that.
In the baptist church that I went to when Doug was born didn't do the baptism. We had a dedication ceremony. We stood before the church and God and promised to raise him knowing God and following Him in all things. We baptize when you are saved.
SO- come see our new neighbor! Not as cute as Charles, but close. LOL
Have a great day, GF.

outjunking said...

Gorgeous child. Now where do you come up with all those nick names?

Suzann said...

Diana,
CharlesinCharge looks so cute!! The family picture is precious.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Your BB (Blogging Buddy)- I do believe I just made that up...I think I will use it!!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Cristina Garay said...

What a beautiful family you have Diana!! I also read about the gown and Wow! is like art! and not only that, but the wonderful momories it brings! A truly family history piece! Love it!

Ruth Kelly said...

Family is so important and what a great looking family you have. I feel sorry for those who chose not to have a family - they miss so much. Love the photos.

LDH said...

Super special. Super precious! How your heart must be overflowing :)

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

How wonderful! Yes, it is a pretty family and such a joyous occasion!

Rhonda said...

Hallelujah!!! What a sweet angel baby boy! What a heart warming day.

Janet said...

What a special time for all of you. :)

Lovely gown.

Wonderful pictures. Great memories.

Have a nice evening.

Take care, Janet W

Holly said...

What a precious and beautiful post - how special that day was on many levels! Blessings to you and yours!
Holly

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

Aww Happy Baptism! What a beautiful gown!

Dixie Delights said...

beautiful gown, baby and family. You must be SO proud! xo

maddie/cadesmimi said...

What a beautiful family! How special that you made the baptismal gown, too. Love it!

Miss Char said...

What a joyous occasion Diana, the little thumb sucker stole my heart. I'm sure all of your hearts were filled to the brim with love and pride in your beautiful family.

A Cottage Muse said...

So precious!

lynn said...

what a darling family post, diana! he's so adorable and the gown is gorgeous! have a great weekend!

Gypsy Heart said...

Just precious!! I know it was a wonderful occasion for all of you...and our Lord.

xo
Pat

Shopgirl said...

What a kittle doll, I know you are so proud. Hugs, Mary