Saturday, May 16, 2009

Baby Dedication and Mother's Day Pics

On Mother's Day, our church celebrated Baby Dedication. It was the first one that our church as had since we've been home. Caroline was so funny! She did great and let me hold her for the first few minutes and then BAM! it was over! She wanted down on the ground. I was having a debate in my head "Do I put her down and risk her crawling all over the stage? Or, do I hold her (like everyone else) and risk her screaming?" So, I went went with putting her down. She proceeded to lay down on her belly, pull up her dress, and beg for a drink. BUT, she was quiet. I guess we both won that battle. Our church made a slide show of all the babies/toddlers, and they are giving us 'gifts' this coming Sunday.


Caroline won the battle of wills...she's on the floor!

Crawling....
This was probably when we first walked on stage...


I think we were getting ready to exit the stage
Our church had it's first annual "Super Mom" competition. In order to get in the contest, you had to be nominated by a written essay...Why is so and so the Super Mom? Tim wrote an awesome essay about our adoption experience and I won! I was in shock! I had no idea. We were standing in the back, I was holding Caroline and was just about to take her to the nursery. I heard..."Blank is the SuperMom of the year...Last year after a routine trip to Guatemala with her mother..." I looked up and started crying. I knew it was me. Anway, I won a trophy and a basket of goodies. We also got to sit in the "Lexus seats", which was actually a leather couch, drink sparkling water and munch on goodies while listening to the service. I was so honored that Tim took the time and wrote such a heartfelt essay. It was the best Mother's Day ever!!!


2 comments:

Leah and Maya said...

congratulations, how neat that Tim took the time to write about your experiance.

Stephanie said...

That is so cool! You deserve the award after everything you went through. congrats!