A Little Water, a Little Lace, and a Whole Lotta Love

Yesterday Isabella was baptized. Godmother Karrie came from 3,000 miles away to celebrate with her neice.

30 of her relatives packed the first four pews in church and did their best to recreate the Ellapalozza pre-birth waiting room scenario as they jockeyed for position to get the best photographs, the cutest smile, or most coveted of all, the longest time in their arms from my girl.

The babe was a perfect angel and slept through the entire holy water head bath she received.

Perhaps she was exhaused from the fashion show we put her through before the main event.

If being the United States' first female president doesn't work out for her, I believe the sisterhood just might be a viable option for her. Here, Isabella channels her best Fraulein Maria from The Sound of Music. Sing it with me, "The hills are alive......"


And here we have Isabella bearing an eery resemblance to this creature.




This is how she actually looked yesterday. She was wearing the same dress I was baptized in 30 years ago. In fact, we're about the same age (10 weeks) in the two pictures below.

Here's Ella.


And here's me.


And shortly after these pictures were taken, poor Isabella's patience wore out.


8 Responses to “A Little Water, a Little Lace, and a Whole Lotta Love”

  1. # Blogger Christine

    Oh congratulations. Isabella looks lovely and so do you and Karrie. Such cute cute baptism outfits for the three of you.  

  2. # Blogger M

    You look fabulous! And Isabella is so cute! You 2 look alike as babies. Madelyn's baptism is this coming weekend. I pray she isn't fussy. 2 other babies are getting baptised at the same time.  

  3. # Blogger sunShine

    Those pictures are wonderful. Bella gets more beautiful everyday!  

  4. # Blogger Hopeful Mother

    BE-UTE-A-FUL!

    You all look wonderful and very happy. Love the photos - thanks for sharing!  

  5. # Blogger sher

    What a treat it was for me this morning to find all those wonderful pictures of you, Ella and your family! Thanks you so much. You look fabulous!!! And I so enjoyed looking at the pictures of you and Ella in the same clothes. Someday, Ella will have her own little bundle of joy and he/she can wear that outfit! Just thinking out loud.......:):)  

  6. # Blogger Marie

    These are wonderful pictures! You all look great. Gorgeous gowns on Ella! How cool is it that you wore the same gown!? Very cool. Did her Great Grandma make Ella wear long undies underneath??!!  

  7. # Blogger The Princess

    I must say, your girl is so precious!!  

  8. # Blogger Damselfly

    "Ellapalooza." I love it! How beautiful. She looks just like you.  

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