We baptized Claire and Asher earlier this month. It was a very lovely day that we celebrated with family and friends. Many of our dear church friends helped to bring these two into our family through their prayers and financial contributions to the process. It was such a joy to be able to share this special event with them.
Both children wore traditional Chinese clothing in honor of their culture.
And cross necklaces that were gifts.
The rector of our church, Steve Wood, performed the service. He baptized Isabel almost 10 years ago in November of 2001 so it was pretty special to have him baptize our youngest as well!
Asher's Godparents, Steve and Stacy were there for him. He is so fortunate to get to see his Godparents on a pretty regular basis.
And Claire's Godparents, Trey and Michelle, are also a big part of her life!
A very nice brunch was provided by a family friend and we could not have enjoyed ourselves more!
We even managed to snag Lizzie from school for a few hours! Color those grandparents thrilled that they got to spend the entire brunch in conversation with her.
And it was a good day! A very good day.
Isabel's decided to enter some of her pottery into the Coastal Carolina Fair's Creative Arts contest. And our very talented girl WON! She scooped up two second place ribbons, one for a bowl and one for a doily, and a first place ribbon for a different bowl, that also earned her a second place Best in Show! She is blessed with talent and creativity, that is for sure!
And then the twins had to go and turn 15 on the 13th! Fifteen. Really? Was that necessary?
They thought so.....apparently.
Because they went and did it anyway!
And now we are faced with decisions like, when to let them get their permits, who is going to teach them to drive, and what are they going to drive...... Oh. My. Is a third car in our near future? I can tell you for sure what is not. A fourth car! They will just have to navigate sharing a car the same way they have manged the cell phone and the computer and the books and the xbox.
I mean! Hey, they figured out how to share a womb for 8 months, so this should be a breeze.