Alden wearing the outfit that Rhianwen, daddy, and grandaddy were baptized in.
Alden was baptized today as a sign that he is a part of God's covenant family. We hope and pray that God is working in his heart to transform him into a follower of Christ. As a PCA minister, Grandaddy had the privilege of praying for all 3 kids who were baptized along with a specific prayer for Alden. Grandmama, Uncle Averett, Grandma Nanny Kim, Grandpa, Great Mama, and PaPa were all able to come too! What made today extra special was the fact that Alden shared his baptism with PaPa's 88th birthday! We are so blessed to have such a strong Christian heritage on both sides of our family and know that it is only because of Christ who can subdue our wayward hearts and grow Alden Wallace into his name: a wise protector and friend and a sojourner who looks to heaven as his final home.
If you feel like watching the video clip of it, here it is:
If you don't, then here is a picture:
Lots of water right on the head, but no huge reaction (as PaPa pointed out there were 3 baby boys baptized, and none of them uttered a peep when they got water all over their heads. Must be that they all have older siblings and are used to such things...desensitized I guess).
The family and Pastor Murray Garrot who baptized Alden.
PaPa opening a crazy musical card from Rhianwen and us.
Alden about zonked despite Great Mama's fun birthday thingamajig (what are those things called?).
A sweet Grandmama moment.
The Ba-Ba in the title refers to Alden's leap in conversational baby blabber. It's been so fun to see him get really excited and start talking. This video shows a little bit of it along with Rhianwen "reading" her famous potty book (beware, this one's long too!).
Soaking in the sun before a wrestling match aka "scrumble".
Whew! I'm exhausted! I know this post is lots of pics and videos, but that's about all I can do!
Book of the Week: A Potty for Me (of course!).