Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baptism Weekend

Way back on Saturday, March 26, Zadie and Ezra were baptized. We had such a special baptism weekend thanks to our friends and family.

Our great friends, Tommy and Casey, drove down from Minneapolis with their family to be Godparents to Zadie and celebrate baptisms, friendship, and spring break. We are so happy they came. The kids all had a blast playing with each other. Grandma Jean also came to town, and Nana and Papa were already in town, so we had a great representation of family. We missed Kirsten and Doug who are Ezra's Godparents, but we felt their presence in spirit.

After mass on Saturday evening, we had the baptismal ceremony at St. Stephen's Catholic Church here in Bentonville, AR. All 6 kids were well behaved during church- not bad considering five of them were 2 and under!

We came back to the house to celebrate with posed family photos and ice cream cake. We ate all of the DQ cake, so all we have left for you all to enjoy are the posed family photos.

On Monday, we took 2 minivans and hit the road! We drove two hours to the beautiful little mountainside village of Eureka Springs. Some call this town "Little Switzerland". The streets are lined with eclectic little shops, artists workshops and galleries, candy stores, and restaurants. Just outside of town is Christ of the Ozarks. It's a BIG statue!

After a long day in the Eureka Springs (with a dead camera battery for most of the day), we headed back to the Country Inn and Suites for some swimming with the P's. The dads helped the kiddos in the water.

We moms even had a couple of kid-free minutes in the hot tub! All in all, it was such a fantastic weekend! We are so lucky to have such great friends and family!


Kristin and Peter said...

What a great post! Ezra and Zadie are getting so big! Congratulations to them on their special baptismal day:)

Casey and Tom said...

Thanks for a great weekend! We had a wonderful time in Arkansas.