A Day for Celebration
Today we celebrated not only Father’s Day, but baby Claire’s Baptism. Claire is Andy’s niece and now her God Father. It was a special day filled with lots of family, fun and of course good food!
First we started out by hustling around the house getting ready to leave on time. Pretty much the usual activity when there’s something important to go to! 😉
It was really hot out today, so I wore a light and airy dress that I recently bought at TJ Maxx.
It was a good choice because as soon as I stepped outside I was sweating like crazy.
Andy’s brother Joe and his wife Lindsay invited lots of family and friends to spend this special day with them.
Claire seemed excited about everything going on around her. Her pretty eyes seemed to be looking all over the place, taking it all in!
Then it was time to get the show on the road! Claire didn’t seem to mind the water.
She did a great job! She’s really such a great baby, always happy and smiling.
We took tons of pictures at the church then headed back to Lindsay and Joe’s place for lunch.
We started with lots of appetizers including cheese and crackers, pepperoni rolls, and my personal favorite: Buffalo Chicken Dip! I filled my plate at least 5 times with this stuff!
After some appetizers we feasted on pasta, meatballs, salad, bread with butter, fruit, and plenty of desserts.
I ate like an athlete today, taking breaks throughout the day to rest and refuel then went back for seconds, thirds, and so on…
It’s such a talent, I know 😉
The pasta, bread and salad were all tasty…
But I was saving room to get my fill of the dessert table!
So many delicious desserts to try so I had a bit of everything…and snagged a few extra brownies throughout the day.
I also had a slice of the pretty Baptism cake, which had a strawberry filling:
The guys played Corn Hole for the afternoon while us gals’ played with Claire and had girl talk and ate tons of food in the kitchen 🙂
It was a nice day and I was happy to be a part of Claire’s Baptism!
Unfortunately I could not be with my own dad today, as I don’t live close by. He was actually in Philadelphia (where I am originally from) visiting family so he got to be with his dad today, which was nice.
Although I did speak with him and sent him a gift, I still wish I could spend the day with him. Luckily I’ll be seeing him soon for another trip to North Carolina for a week in July. I love you dad! You’re the best and thank you for all that you do.
Happy Father’s Day to you and all the dads out there!