Oh Happy Day

21 July 2014

On Sunday after we bathed the kids, fought and beat Sebastian's strict, "never ever wash my hair and if you do I will scream like a banshee" policy, got them dressed in their finery, changed Julia into lesser finery after she spilled coffee on her brand new dress purchased solely for the occasion, chased some Excedrin with some coffee, were only six minutes late for Mass, escorted Theo out of the pew for the majority of the hour, broke up a fist fight betwixt Julia and Sebastian in the pew, and made multiple donut bribes ... Phoebe Anika was baptized.

She was ecstatic.


Phoebe's phenomenal godparents, Jeff and Tara (although Julia insists we call them, "Tara and Jeff" ... logic trumps all around here). Before I go any further with the photo glut I have to sing-type their praises. They drove all the way up from Dallas and were great sports staying under our circus tent for the night. I went to college with Tara but really got to know her last year as fate would have it that we both lived in St. Louis. Happily, our husbands got along (or they do a very good job faking their friendship but ... methinks they don't) and we had a wonderful year of local friendship before they moved down to Dallas where Jeff is finishing law school. We had the BEST time seeing them. Phoebe is a lucky little lady to have them in her life. They are some good peoples.


Before Julia (successfully) bolted down the aisle, Sebastian happily followed, and Theo clung and continued to chew on his fingers (fie on you, molars).


Happy little christian.


Like the other kids, Phoebe wore my baptismal gown that Simon admired from afar at my baptism over 30 years ago. I've explained that Simon's parents are my godparents, right? 999 times, I think. One more can't hurt. ONE THOUSAND, for the dubya.

And since you're all Curious little Georges I'll have you know that we celebrated in style with some Dunkin' at a nearby park afterwards. Nothing but the best for our out of town guests. It was a weekend I'd happily rewind and replay multiple times. I always get anxiety over baptisms (yes, crazy is my middle name) but Phoebe did great, the kids did not great and it all sort of evened itself out. One of these days I'll step down from Crazytown but my surroundings are so familiar right now ... why move?

AND ... one more for the road.


And thus concludes the story of Phoebe's, "bath-tism" (Julia's ironic pronunciation).

Thanks for visiting.
I promise fewer Phoebe photos next time.
Maybe.
Baby.

39 comments:

  1. i find that donuts are always the appropriate way to celebrate any type of milestone/celebration/random day of the week-good call! such sweet pictures of your fam!

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  2. Phoebe's face! Cracks me up. She's just chilling as if all the fuss over her requires no unnecessary movement. "You guys go ahead...you got this. I'll just hang out here in Dad's arms, like usual. Oh, and donuts after, please." So cute. Your dress looks lovely on you, btw. Congratulations on her baptism!

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  3. Hearing about the whole Simon-godparent-already-knew-each-other thing is still cool even if you have mentioned 1.5 - 2 times. Very cool.

    Happy day indeed!

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  4. Congrats to little Phoebe! You have a gorgeous family Grace! And I hope I look as astonishing as you after 4 kids. How do you do it??? So jealous!

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  5. Aww everybody looks so nice! Hahaha I think every family has at least one crazy baptism story. I smacked my head on the pew, screamed and cried, and made my grandma miss the whole thing.

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  6. What a wonderful weekend! And I had forgotten that Simon ' s parents are your godparents!

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  7. So, does that make Simon your "god-brother"? ;)

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  8. Phoebe is such a little chunk!!!

    And I love your dress, your hair, your watch, your wedges, Julia's purse....

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  9. Such a sweet baby! Also, can we talk about your dress?? And hair??? Teach me your ways! I can do exactly nothing with my hair and it's about the same length.

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  10. Congrats Phoebe! She is such a doll. You all look great-I'm seriously impressed you were only six mins late. The pre-Mass rush is always insane! And DD in a park sounds amazing right now. We don't have it in rural IA.. Weird right?

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  11. LOVE! Phoebe looked adorable and the whole family looked great (You looked gorgeous and so put together!)! We had Lilia baptized two weeks ago and her godparents also came up from the great state of TX :). I was not so put together, but we survived! Congratulations, Phoebe!

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  12. Congratulations little Phoebe! You all look so beautiful, excellent dresses on the Mamma and the Godmamma!

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  13. You all look so lovely!! And I alway, always re-read the godparents/meeting story, I just think it's awesome!

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  14. Congratulations! I have been amazed at how moved I've been at our kids baptisms. How do you decide on godparents? Do you ever feel like you're running out of options?

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    1. Oh, Allison, I was reflecting on the same thing, deciding on godparents -- I've done it, not sure I've done it right. Would love if this was spoken about more...

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  15. awww congrats! my son wore my grandfather's baptismal gown (most of the family has worn it and it's paper thin and falling apart) but it made me so happy.

    http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2014/07/weekend-recap.html

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  16. Big family events super stress me out too! Which according to my husband is every family event (I am 7 of 10 kids). But also, I really love Theo's little outfit! Mind sharing where it is from?

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  17. You guys look so great! It looks like little Phoebe loved the sacramental grace, welcome to the Church!

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  18. A+++ for the sailor suit on Theo and as a Camp Patton superfan I would love to see the original dress that Julia was wearing -- although obviously she looks fab in the replacement.

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  19. Congratulations! Everyone looks so great - love the pictures. :)

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  20. Congratulations! The whole family looks beautiful! (Love Phoebe's face!)

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  21. Would you mind sharing where you got your dress? Gorgeous.

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    1. Congratulations!! I, too, would like to know where you got your dress.

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    2. White Plum. See previous post. :)

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    3. yes, White Plum!

      Here's the link :)

      http://www.whiteplum.com/collections/day-dresses/products/morgan-crochet-day-dress



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  22. Congratulations! What a beautiful baptism. Does your church perform baptisms during Mass? Mine does too, but when my siblings and I were baptized it was always a private thing. Maybe priests have decided the whole 2 birds 1 stone things works best.

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  23. Congratulations! And great pictures :)

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  24. Phoebe's face is priceless...and you look grand Grace, very Kate Middleton-esque! :)

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  25. YOU look gorgeous!! Love that dress. Miss Phoebe and miss julia look lovely as well. I hope Theo gets those molars soon and Bash smiles...maybe one day. Hugs friend!

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  26. little feebs looks like a straight up baby jesus. love her.

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  27. Oh my goodness, Phoebe's face in the family portrait. DEAD OF CHUBBY CUTE RIGHT NOW.

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  28. Julia is drinking coffee this early? It must have been one rough night for her ;)

    Sweet Phoebe. God Bless her!

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  29. Beautiful! I love everybody's outfits ~ not Grace's baptismal gown -- now Phoebe's :)
    I love your dress, too, Grace.. and the hair!!!
    xx

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  30. Oh my gosh, that last photo..I'm dying from the cuteness and the funniness.

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  31. Can I just say that your family being so cute and (most of all) Catholic is the cherry on top of an already delicious blog!! Thank you for being the best.

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