Our Family at the baptism picnic in 2008
This year we had just as much fun and Daddy was able to join the worship group and play guitar during the baptism (cousin Brian also played). I was busy taking pictures for the church so thankfully our children's director offered to hold Miss Em for me (who almost went to sleep) and McGee hung out with some friends and tagged along with me too. Both last year and this year I forgot to bring a change of clothes for McGee and he still enjoyed the cold river water and splashing about. McGee really loved running around with all of the kids and playing wiffle ball and catch with the football. Right before we headed down to the water his nose started bleeding and I had a hard time getting it to stop. I couldn't believe how calm he was as the blood just kept dripping down his nose and I tried to get it to stop. I've heard nosebleeds are common in the warm, summer months, but it's never easy as a mother to see your child bleeding. We are so thankful for the opportunity to enjoy the annual baptism picnic and for all of the fun we have with friends!
Same hat, different years (yep, we get our money's worth)!
McGee's new buddy Joshua (actually their daddies are super great friends, but the kids don't get to see each other much). McGee kept calling him "baby" because he's quite a bit younger, but yet they're about the same size. Funny since Joshua's daddy is quite a bit shorter than McGee's daddy. Oh well, as I always heard growing up, "Best things come in small packages."
I just had to end with this shot of Joshua - I love, love, love how the light is reflected in his eyes, kind of how I hope the light of Christ's love for us is reflected in my life. I'm nowhere near perfect in my walk with God, but at least I'm on the journey walking hand in hand with Him, are you? If not, I'd lovingly encourage you to pray about where you're heading.