Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Baptism Pictures

Early this morning we got up and took some pictures for the kids baptism. In our church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or Mormons, we don't baptize until the age of 8 or older. We feel that 8 is an acceptable age for accountability. Last Sunday, the 4 big kids had their interview with our Bishop. Jakob and Michael were so nervous. For a couple of months now we have been having practice interviews and playing baptism games. They were ready. He interviewed them together and then separately. They were so excited and relieved to hear that they passed and would be able to be baptized.

I can't tell you how difficult it is to find 4 somewhat coordinating outfits. with shoes, shirts, pants, dress, hair accessory, ties, etc. At first I really wanted them to wear suits but then the logical and frugal side kicked in and I realized that they would never wear the suits or the church shoes again. It is too hot here, my kids aren't really into wearing clothes or uncomfortable clothes at that. So I gave up my grand ideas of matching suits, ties, and shoes and just tried to find 3 pairs of slacks that fit and a dress. I bought 5 dresses, borrowed 3, until we found the perfect one. Same story with the pants and shirts for the boys. This photo shoot brings such a sense of relief because I'm done and now ready for the baptism!

Jaileigh



Anthony


Jakob


Michael


Anthony


Jaileigh


Jaileigh and Anthony


Annie wanted to be part of the pictures too.
She keeps telling me she isn't going to get baptized when she turns 8 because she doesn't want to do it alone. 

The Fab Four
Anthony, Michael, Jaileigh, Jakob

The Mighty Boys
Future Missionaries

Jaileigh


Sweet Sisters 
{for the picture only}


Anthony and Michael

Jakob, Anthony, Michael, Jaileigh


They wanted a picture at the dugout.


Jakob


Anthony


Jaileigh


Michael


Annie


They wanted one at the playground too,


Then the clothes started coming off.

Except Jaileigh, she actually likes her dress.


Super Michael

And they are off!

I'm so excited for this next step in their lives. I really cannot believe how old they are. I remember a couple of years ago thinking that baptism and scouting were still years away. Now they are here and I am happy and sad. Sad that the years are going by so fast but so happy for this next step in their lives. I love these kids so much!