Here are some photos of the blessed occasion!
Father doing a reading while Thomas checks out NeNe and PaPa behind him!
Blessing his chest with holy oil
Thomas William, baptized in the Name of the Father
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit!
Father led us in a song...
"Oh Happy Day, when Jesus washed our sins away!"
BopBop is worn out from 2 weeks at the B house!
What a gift he was to me these past weeks!
Thomas in the "daddy hold"
Daddy with two "happy" boys! haha!
our family with Fr. Matthias
Father and Thomas
Then we were off to Aunt Jill's house to celebrate! She provided us with a wonderful Mexican dinner and almost all the Houston family members were able to come and meet Thomas!
NeNe with T3 (what some are calling him, since he's the 3rd Thomas in the family)
SJ and his friend J, fighting over a car.
This is a typical SJ whiney look!
Mary Clare enjoying running around with cousins and friends
Father talking with Steven's dad. My parents loving on Thomas in the background.
NeNe and PaPa with the little guy
kids enjoying chips and queso!
The best cake ever.
White buttercream from RJ Goodies, which will always remind me of my friend Kelly. Someone ordered one for her entrance into the Church, and then she required that we enjoy this cake after her funeral :*(
RIP Kelly. Wish we could share these events with you!
Adults hanging out in the backyard
Thomas was not happy about my wanting photos of him in this sweet little sweater romper before we left. Visions of Steven Joseph's Easter attire are coming back to me...
One of the favorite "man" cousins, Seth arrives just before we head back home.
The kids were thrilled!
And the first "man" cousin Mark, with the baby and with his mom Aunt Jill, the kind hostess.
A huge thank-you to Fr. Matthias, Aunt Jill, and all the family and friends who made this such a special day. Thomas is so blessed to be surrounded by such loving family and friends! Welcome to the Catholic Church, Thomas William. May you always be filled with the grace and love of God and the joy that we all experienced on this holy day!