Sunday, November 30, 2008

Heaven on earth

Brady was baptized today. It was a beautiful day with just a dusting of snow. Once again the gown was worn that my grandma made for Erin. She and I, along with our children have worn it. The scene in our house was pure chaos: Ross and Olivia running and playing, the boys playing hide and go seek, the girls running around, the adults trying to talk over the sounds of happy children, a few tears, and of course all while eating a delicious meal mostly prepared by my mother. My niece Hope slept through much of it, and after awhile, Brady crashed too. The day was perfect, and it was all because of our precious baby.




I can't believe how much Brady resembles Ryan as a baby. I have been looking at Ryan's scrapbooks (I had time to complete his), and it's incredible how similar they are. Ryan turns nine in five days. It is very bittersweet looking at my original baby and seeing his reflection in Brady. I am blessed beyond words.

5 comments:

Vicky said...

That was beautiful. What a great tradition for all of you to be baptized in the same gown. I've always known Ryan as tall and thin and look what a healthy robust baby he was... so sweet.

TBRKO said...

That's actually Brady in those pictures....if I had a scanner I would compare them, but I don't.

ABCDH said...

I love Brady's little barefoot sticking out - that is too cute!
And, you and Erin look amazing!

TBRKO said...

The bare foot has a story....the only white socks we had were sporty ones that had #1 on them. That was a little tacky during the actual baptism, so we took them off...we never are quite 'with it' these days.

Melissa said...

Bonnie, you do look amazing. Motherhood clearly agrees with you. I agree with you on your previous post as well, each time I look at Alex my heart breaks a little more for Elli. It makes a person truly grateful.