Thursday, May 20, 2010

Baby D

Ally Grace's baby dedication was this past Saturday at our church....Picture a roomful of parents armed with toys, diapers, and wipes, babies who were missing their morning naps, and lots of cupcakes. Yes, cupcakes.

It. was. awesome.

I LOVE the way our church does this event.  Before the dedication, each parent listens to 3 messages.  One of the "homework" assignments after hearing the messages is to come up with 5 core values you want to instill in your child, and 2 habits that will help get you there.  During the dedication, each family has time to share these with the family and friends who are there to support you. 

These are the values we came up with:

Sara made this cute card to hand out, asking everyone to pray with us for these values to take root in AG's heart.

I have to say, as a woman, I love that first value:  Confidence--To find her confidence in the Lord, possessing a heart that is deeply secure in knowing who she is in Him.  And holy cow, I'm beyond challenged to realize that I'm actually supposed to model this for her! 

Maybe I'm the one who needs the prayers. 

Um, clearly.

Anyway, it was an awesome day!  AG wants you to know that she finally has enough hair to clip on a bow.

(She also wants you to know that she can sit up on her own....and no, it's not the large amounts of tulle holding her up, I promise.)

We loved having our family there......

And our sweet friends, who came to support us & show their love for AG too.....

One of AG's future boyfriends, Reid, also got dedicated.  Is it just me, or do both of them seem a little over it at this point?

If AG could talk, I just know she'd be saying, MOM! No. More. Pictures!!

(Let's be honest, you may or may not be saying the same thing at this point.)


Melanie said...

What a great day! She is just precious!!! :)


carolineo said...

LOVE it! We did have so much fun and so glad you got a picture of our babies to remind us of the event! WE MISS YALL!!

Jessica said...

Please, you are such an incredible role model - I can attest to that. Ally Grace is going to have an amazing example in front of her growing up! Will continue to pray for her and that those values will be instilled in her heart.

And... OMG, is she cute. Love, love, love that sweet face!