I had to share this one because just when we got everyone in place and ready, Greyson spit up everywhere: awesome! A day in the life....I'm constantly wearing spit up as an accessory.
I'm not sure why Kennedy is like stone cold Steve Austin in this picture but whatev...they're all looking and that deserves posting. It's crazy how much I feel like my kiddos favor each other. Tim and I clearly have some strong genes.
They made sure in all the information emails sent out prior to the ceremony that parents were aware this was going to be a kid/family friendly event and it really was (kiddie size glass containers filled with goldfish, chocolate animal crackers and fruit puffs).
It was so nice to have Melissa and Declan there to share in the special event. Yet another blessing of living closer to family because none of my family members have been able to share in any of my kids dedication services and I'm thankful that this time was different in that regard.
This church handled dedications a little differently than we were used to but it was a really cool different. They had each set of parents watch a video about trying to imagine the end...to think about where you want your child to be when they leave you...what you want their heart to be like and who you desire for them to become. We were tasked with writing a letter to our child expressing those desires for them. At the dedication ceremony we shared our letter with our family and friends. As awkward as it can be to share your heart at times, I was happy to share with some of those closest to us and I am happy that we will have a copy of this letter to share with him later in life.
After the ceremony I got picture happy (shocking, I know). These little outfits the girls are wearing are from Matilda Jane. Unfortunately Matilda Jane is a tad out of my price range so I rarely get to purchase MJ outfits, but every now and then I get invited to a party and when I do I try to purchase pieces that I think will last a long time. I will say that in my experience with the few MJ pieces I own - they are quality and oh my heavens are they cute too.
My Mom purchased these sweet little shoes for Greyson's coming home outfit but they didn't fit then like they do now...they were precious!
The ceremony was really special...I felt like all the thinking ahead of time just kind of "got our minds right" so to speak about what we really were declaring and it just felt sacred...as it should. We are so blessed and thankful that we've been given the responsibility to raise these little people and lead them to the Lord.