Isabella Danielle, born at 24 weeks and 1 day, 1lb 11oz, 12.5in

Zachary Michael, born at 36 weeks, 5lb 13oz, 18.5in

Alexander Charles, FULL TERM, 7lb 1oz, 20in

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day of Great Joy

Things around the Delange household have been somewhat calm over the last week. Our two kiddos continue to grow and become more active each day. The little man is sleeping less during the day, enjoying extended tummy time, as well as smiling and cooing when talked to. Isabella's imagination has started to run wild. Most of the day she holds her little people in each hand making them do various things each place she goes to in the house; she even tells them to "sit". In addition, she is beginning to have interaction with her dollies; tonight she put one of her dolls in Zach's swing, pushed her, and said "baby".

What an adorable smile (thanks Mere for the oh-so appropriate shirt)

The calmness ended once the weekend started. A couple of months ago we scheduled a monumental event for today...ZACH's BAPTISM. That meant company and lots of running around. My mom, best friend and her son came in Friday. Bella and Kolton had so much fun together, so much fun that this afternoon she took a 3.5 hour nap. Look at this great dance number we got to witness last night.

Then this morning the big day arrived. Kolton and Bella got ready in their Sunday best. And Zach behaved wonderfully as we swaddled him into his Christening outfit.

Zach entertained the crowd with his precious expressions before the baptismal presentation started.

He slept through most of the baptism and didn't let out a cry until Father Ligget anointed him with the sign of the cross.

Once the baptismal service was complete, he thought he was the big man in church. Look at how well he is standing in Daddy's lap.

Chris and I loved every minute of this day. It was fantastic to see our handsome, healthy son being welcomed into the Christian community with such love and warmth. The congregation at our church are an amazing group of people. We are so happy that we were able to have this service in their witness.

Gigi, Ashlee, Kolton and Luke...thank you so much for making the long trip out here to be by our sides.

Nana, Papi, Mama and Lauren...we know you would have been here if you could, but thank you so much for the special and precious gifts we were able to use during the service that Zach will cherish always.

May the love of the Holy Spirit fill your hearts always. Until next time, Peace & God Bless!

1 comment:

lauren said...

Sigh ... wish I could have been there! Looks like the day/weekend was as wonderful as it should have been! XOXOXO!