Baby R got baptised this past weekend and folks came from far and wide to witness the great event.
We did the baptism during the Saturday evening 5 o'clock Mass at Holy Saviour so we could take advantage of my folks and sister being in town after finishing up their vacation in Cape May. It worked out really well. Our good, good friends from Boston, Nick and Jules [and baby B] were chosen from a vast pool of qualified candidates to be baby R's godparents.
Baby R after getting suited up. This is the same gown that Baby J wore at her baptism and before that Kelly wore it some 35 years ago! Pretty cool.
Kid did great...not even one tear shed after she got wet!
After mass we made our way over to Elements Cafe for a big dinner with all our family and friends. It was a little tight in there with 40+ people, but the food was awesome and it was great to catch up with everyone.
How cute did R's post baptism outfit look? Courtsey of Nick and Jules..thanks guys!
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it. Very easy for folks to stay down at the beach on a beautiful summer Saturday like this, but we appreciated everyone making the effort. Nick and Jules made the trip 2.5hour trip down from NY [which actually took over 5 with traffic] with a 2.5month old screaming his little head off in the back seat, so we can't thank them enough. Karen too...all the way from CT by herself while Thomas is out somewhere under the Atlantic for a few months. Our girls each certainly have a special set of godparents!!!
A BIG thanks to Erin for snapping photos during the ceremony...much appreciated and they came out great!