Today Emma Vance was dedicated at North Point Community Church. (A "baby dedication" is a celebration where parents to announce their intentions to raise a child in a Christian home.) It's been a long time coming, with the grandmothers inquiring about a "christening" since before E.V. was even born, and this morning turned out to be a wonderful event where fun was had by all--and most importantly by Emma Vance!
I'll spare you all the mundane details, but it was a lovely event. There was a short service with live music, a slideshow of the babies, and a speaker, then some family discussions at our table followed by a prayer. There were a LOT of tears (happy tears) shed at our table, including those shed by the Aquilios (shocker!). I suppose when it comes to babies and nostalgia, even the toughest of The Donalds doesn't stand a chance. :) Thankfully, throughout the morning Emma Vance was not of the screaming-baby variety, but instead she chose to entertain her captive audience with a tabletop dance, to dote on her family as she was passed around, and to gaze at the big lights and loud music.
Afterwards we had a low-key family lunch at Brookwood Grill in Roswell. The food was good, and the entertainment even better. (Did I mention EMMA VANCE was the entertainment? Ha!) Overall it was a nice little event, and we're happy to have officially introduced Emma Vance into the church. God is good!
|E.V.'s gift from North Point for the occasion|
|(There was a 10 person limit for the event, so Ryan and I sat butt-to-butt on a chair. Talk about a true partnership! ;) )|
|Hands-down the best picture of the day!|
|(Here she goes with the tabletop dancing...)|
|Little miss passed out on the way after the dedication (can't blame her!), |
but was up and at 'em the second we walked in to the restaurant!
|(Mrs. Emma Vance knitted this little peach caplet for the occasion.)|
|E.V.'s latest obsession? Clicking her tongue!|
|My brother, Jon, thoroughly enjoying his cheat day!|
|(Love this guy so much.)|
|"Um, hey guys? Where's my food? Guys? GUYS???"|
|Just chillin', blowin' raspberries...|
|Such a pretty picture! Too bad 10 seconds later she threw up oatmeal on Aunt Lisa. :/|
Aaaaand we're done.
...or should I say my "other baby?" :) Hey, it was a long day for everyone!