We made a quick trip up to Chicago his weekend for our niece’s christening. I figured it would be good to show up since I am the godmother and all. :)
The day started with a relaxing picnic at a lake by my sister’s house with about 15 of Ava’s cousins running around. Everyone got along well and the weather cooperated nicely. My favorite part was my brother-in-law walking the grill back home while cooking Lauren’s cheeseburger!
look at those chubby cheeks!
all dressed up for the ceremony
Ava was a sleeping angel until she had warm water poured over her head. No surprise there. Please note the lovely dress that Lynn made for the special occasion. She used my mom’s old wedding dress, preserving much of the original lace design in the new iteration.
the baptism with parents and godparents watching
our family – me, Eric, Ava, Lauren (sister), Mike (brother-in-law), Lynn (step-mom) and Manny (dad)
Ava at the end of the evening
It was Saturday and all of Mike’s family is from Michigan, so of course, we ended the day with UM football (what a crazy exciting end to that game)! All the rest of the photos from Saturday are on Flickr.