Maddie was baptized last Saturday. We have been looking forward to this special day for a long time. I had all of these great plans. My friend Jean made a beautiful special dress for Maddie. My friend Alicia helped with cute decorations and cupcake toppers. Uncle Doug helped us make a bunch of fruit kabobs. Bruce MacMillan has been working with Maddie for weeks to help her be ready to sing on her special day. He accompanied her on the guitar.
On Saturday the kids had a great time swimming with their cousins and spending time with Grandma and Grandpa Smith. Macky started complaining of a headache, but we sent him to get dressed anyway. We made it to the Church on time, which was an improvement from Macky's baptism. We hung up the decorations. Ryan "helped" with the cupcakes, which RUINED the frosting. Ug. So, I was hurriedly trying to fix them when someone came up to me and said, "Macky is throwing up." Yep. In Church. On the carpet. In front of guests. SO, I got him into the bathroom with Spencer. Good ol' Uncle Brett cleaned up the throw up. We got Maddie into her special white jumpsuit and had a nice picture taken with her Daddy. Mac went home with Aunt Patti and we started the program just a few minutes late.
I'm so thankful for our Church and for all of the support that we receive from our friends. Maddie feels loved and important.