With summer nearing an end and Madelyn growing and changing every day, it was time to take a day to celebrate her. We held her baptism on Sunday, August 7, at our First United Methodist Church in Ames. The center of attention was our little sweetheart, Madelyn Estelle, decked out in her frilly dress for the special occasion. According to big sister, Grace, she was “all pretty!” from her hairbow down to her mary janes. We were so proud of Madelyn, as she was happy and alert for the whole ceremony with only a whimper when the first drop of water hit her head. We watched proudly as Rev. Fred paraded our pretty girl through the congregation with nothing but smiles.
After church, we hosted grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins for brunch at our house. It was quite a crew, with a total of 20 people in all. The bigger kids played inside and outside while the adults enjoyed quality time with Madelyn. There was plenty of good food, plenty of photo ops, and plenty of attention for our sweet baby girl. We enjoyed having everyone together for a day just for Madelyn!
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