Sunday was baptism day for two of our grandkids. I told you that Sunday was Kramer’s birthday and baptism meant so much to him so we all thought it was a wonderful idea to baptize the babies on his birthday.
Of course, nothing happens nowadays without a hitch. Kelli ended up being exposed to COVID while working. She didn’t have proper PPE. It’s a whole story but the long and short is that the patient had tested negative and later was tested again and was then positive. She was in quarantine so she couldn’t come. Then Spencer’s parents went to a wedding and were exposed. They ended up not being able to come. We debated on canceling but in the end, the kids wanted to have the baptism on Kramer’s birthday. Also, we’ve tried to plan this for so many different days and at some point nowadays you just have to do things with whoever can attend. The church was awesome and taped the baptism so Spencer’s parents can watch it.
Get ready for a post filled with pictures.
Here is Kayla and Jasper before the big event.
Check out his little bow tie.
Jasper was checking out Carver…
I’ll admit to being a little distracted during the service. Little Lucy, Buck and Lora’s little girl kept turning around to check out Grandma Jo.
The rest of the photos Kalissa took. She’s really good at photo taking.
This is Buck with Lilly and Kayla with Jasper. So cute.
Lilly is wearing Kalissa’s baptism dress. It has become a family tradition for the girl babies in the family.
Here is Lora with Lilly.
Gannon is at the worst age for anything formal. He did good considering….
Here are Kayla, Spencer and Jasper…
It really was so fun to see so many of us together.
Jasper is wearing the Pins family baptismal gown. It was fun to explain to Carver that Jasper was wearing a dress.
Both of the babies did great.
Neither of them shed a tear the whole time. Jasper is grandbaby number six and Lilly is number seven. It doesn’t matter their number, this Grandma’s heart has expanded and expanded her heart so that there is room for them all!!
I am so blessed. We tried to get a couple of pictures with the grandkids that were there…sadly we’re missing Georgia. It was a wild mess trying to get a picture. It would have been even crazier with Georgia. They are all at the most chaotic age!!
As I said, Gannon was not interested in having his picture taken. Some Grandmas might feel frustrated that they didn’t get “a good picture”. Me, not frustrated at all. I love pictures like this. They record the real moment. They show the kids exactly how they were at the time…crazy, wild, and chaotic…and I love them all just as they are.
While we were together and the family was dressed up, Kalissa asked me to snap a picture of her and Craig.
We tried one more picture with the boys….we didn’t have the best luck.
It was a little sad, we baptized the babies, took pictures, and then went home. We didn’t have lunch or spend the rest of the day together. We’re all trying to keep each other as safe as we can. It’s so hard…I’m thankful we had this, even though it was cut short. I loved it…Kramer would have loved it too.