Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Janey Kate's Baptism Shindig

We decided to do something a little bit different this time and had a carnival/fair theme for our baptism party. We had hot dogs with all the fixings, seasoned potatoes, corn and sausage, raw veggies(for good measure), kettle corn, homemade pretzels, caramel apples and moon pies. Jon helped organize games like a three-legged race, jump the pond, wheelbarrow race, and more. The kids and their helper, Miss Carol--or the other way around--made 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons. It was really good old-fashioned fun!

I forgot to take pictures of the rest of the decorations and food , but this is the banner that the kids made with Miss Carol.
The guest of honor--Janey Kate.
Showing off her ruffled bloomers and hiding the fact she is crying her head off in this picture. She was not a very good hostess and was very cranky. The song, "It is my part; I'll cry if I want to" was written just for her!!!

Some of Janey Kate's guests...

Pictures of the games...
I loved it that the adults joined in...

Ayden showing off his homemade ribbon. It cracked me up how thrilled the kids were to win a ribbon!

The big kids played lots of basketball.

One of the signs of a successful party is very dirty kids!

The party kept going after a beautiful sunset.

Some nighttime fishing...
and a latenight conversation with Daddy.

Thanks to everyone that came to celebrate with us in the joy of Janey Kate's baptism!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Janey Kate -- 5 months

and has finally left most of her crankiness behind her. Maybe one of these days she'll start sleeping more than 5 hours consistently!>
She loves to smile and laugh! She can roll over and sit up by herself for a minute or two. Her feet are her favorite toy.
A very bad picture with her batteries were dying.

Love this little grin!

Creed always has to jump in a picture. I think he was telling me she was grabbing his belly.