Spring actually begins today. This truly is my favorite time of year as the weather warms up, trees, grass and flowers bloom and the general rule of thumb is that is is all about new beginnings. So this made me think about all the pictures I could use for Wordless Wednesday that has to do with this topic.
I could just find pictures of the pretty flowers or new foliage growth and call it a day, but I am not a gardner nor will I ever be, but I am a mother at heart. So this made me think of times of new beginnings with my own kids.
I could show you pictures of the actual pregnancy tests that were positive, when I first got pregnant (yes, I still have these pictures), but seriously who wants to see those! I could also show you pictures of me when I first started to look pregnant, again not really sure how many of you would find that interesting. I could also show you sonogram pictures (I have a ton–my sonographer was generous like that!) or even when I first gave birth to them (but think I have shared these before).
And then it dawned on me, we are Catholic (not the most religious, but still) and we do believe that new life is sprung when a baby is baptized or christened in the Catholic Church for the first time. So, I am going to show you pictures or each of my girl’s from their Christening Days.
Up first was Emma’s Christening Day, which was back in August 2009. Emma wasn’t even 6 weeks old here and we wanted to have her Christening Day as soon as possible, because as a teacher I was returning to work in only a few short weeks in September. Emma was small to begin with, but she looked like a doll in these pictures!
Int he two pictures above, it was Lily’s turn and her Christening Day. I was already at home with both my girls at this point having lost my teaching position due to the economy and budget cuts. So, this day was back in February 2011. Lily was just about three months old and there wasn’t as big of a rush due to the fact that I was home with the girls. You can clearly see she was a big bigger here then Emma had been on her day back in 2009, because Lily was older and also a bit bigger then Emma as a baby in general. By the way, Lily wore the same dress as Emma did, but allowed us to put the hat on!!
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