Thursday, February 9, 2017

Our BABY is ONE (and baptized)

Whoa, where does the time go!! 
We celebrated Hollins' birthday and baptism the weekend before her actual birthday with a pretty lunch after church and some cake!  Well, we actually celebrated her all weekend (my family came to stay) but lunch was the finale!!  I'd been wanting to use my good china (and sterling goblets passed down to me from my grandmother) for a while and I couldn't think of a better excuse than this :-)

Hollins did great (as expected)!  Even without her morning nap she was a complete angel.  Funny moment during the baptism when John (our pastor) held her up to the kid says, "she's mad!"  John said, "No she's not" and the kids say "look at her face!"  Obviously, referring to her pouty lip!  I about died!  It was hysterical and so fitting that they commented on it because it's basically her signature ;-)  She fell asleep on the way home from church and slept through lunch.  Finally woke up to blow out her candle and taste some cake.  It was a perfect day surrounded by family.  So thankful for the blessing of Hollins.  Seriously, a dream baby and I'm not ashamed to admit she is my favorite 97% of the time.....mostly because she doesn't talk back yet, takes two naps during the day and is ready for bed at 730 without any complaints ;-)  I'll come back and do a separate  one year post soon with some stats etc!