Sweet Prayer

Some time ago, Natalie (aka Little Miss Independent) decided that oftentimes she wants to hold her hands together to pray during her bedtime prayer (we used to hold hands together). Well, Brad recently thought to ask her if she wanted to say a prayer herself. What an awesome thought! She definitely did want to say a prayer, and would say things like, "Mommy, Daddy" then words we didn't really understand. This afternoon, I asked her if she wanted to add to the prayer that I said before her nap, and she did. :) She said, "Deeezis, I-luh-loo, Amen!" which, translates to "Jesus, I love you, Amen!" How wonderful is that? She just melts my heart. The first time she said her own version of a prayer and Brad told me, he said, "You know that God is just smiling when he hears that." Well said!!!


Mollie's Baptism

We had Miss Mollie Grace baptised this past Sunday at Gram & Opa's church, which is where I went to church for a long time when I was younger. It was such a nice day!

Gram shared some quality time with her newest great-granddaughter while we waited for everyone to arrive. Then my mom got Mollie dressed in the same baptismal gown that was worn by me, by Josh, by Natalie, and now by Mollie! My great grandma made it for me before my baptism! My mom gave it new life two years ago for Natalie and she embroidered all the babies' names and dates on it!

After the service, the kids played at a super fun park behind the church in the Old Post Quadrangle, then it was back to Nonny & Poppy's for lunch. Gram gave Natalie a slip that used to be mine, and Natalie loved wearing it around. It's now in our dress up basket at home! At the end of the day, I guess nothing is much better than sharing popsicles with Poppy Sam. ;)

Smiles Captured!

These are all kind of grainy and weird coloring, BUT I finally got some of Mollie's smiles on camera! She really does smile quite a lot, but she stops when I bring out the camera - so I had kind of given up trying for a while! Isn't she getting to be such a big girl?!