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Grace’s baptism & 3 month birthday!

August 4, 2009 · filed under: Family, Grace Evelyn by Geoff

[cg_gallery] gallery_body_image_lightbox(10406, ‘left’, 150, ‘grace3month’); [/cg_gallery] [cg_gallery] gallery_body_image_lightbox(10374, ‘right’, 150, ‘grace3month’); [/cg_gallery] Its been a busy week!  It started out with helping mom and dad clean for family visits for her baptism, then a night away from mom and dad, then a really long day on Sunday for the baptism!

In all, 22 people were here to celebrate with Grace.  Grandpa and Grandma Janes came from Cedar Rapids, and Great Aunt Connie, Uncle Otis, and cousin Brooke arrived from Muscatine. Grandpa Paul, Grandma Darla, Uncle Jake, Aunt Hannah, and Aunt Sarah made the trip from Peru. From Guthrie Center came Grandpa Ron and Grandma Donna and Great Grandpa Bob and Great Grandma Bea. Finally, Aunt Jessica, Uncle Bryan, Cousin Landon, and Aunt Jinny and Justin came from Minneapolis.  Mom and Dad made numbers 21 & 22.  What a crew!

She was up early and into her new dress, then woken up early by Rev. Fred for her baptism, then paraded throughout the congregation as everyone sang her song, and then awake for most of the remainder of the service!  Only once did we have to get up and take her outside, and by the time we got back, she was fast asleep.

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Back home, all the family arrived and we had a celebratory brunch.  Grace didn’t know what to think of all the attention – there wasn’t a moment that passed that she wasn’t being held by one person or another.

And of course, with this much family around, what better time would there be for some more family photos!

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[cg_gallery] gallery_body_image_lightbox(10371, ‘right’, 150, ‘grace3month’); [/cg_gallery] And by the end of the day, she was a tired little girl!  She slept all night and most of the next day!

And if that wasn’t enough, Grace was busy with new accomplishments yet again on her birthday!  Today, for the first time, she officially rolled over, on purpose!  In fact, not once, not twice, but 6 times in a row!  Check out some of the footage:

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With lots of cameras around on her special day, there are plenty of additional photos in the gallery.

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