Sunday, March 07, 2010

Hailey Got Baptized

Just yesterday.
In our religion, children are baptized at the age of accountibility (8). It signifes their ability to make choices for themselves and use the knowledge and tools they've been given to choose right from wrong.

It's a big deal. And a very happy occasion. And one I thought would take FOREVER for me to get to. lol

NOT.

So my oldest turned 8 last month and had we had the wonderful day yesterday. Family and friends showed up for support and it couldn't have gone more perfectly. She was nervous, (actually, terrified at one point. lol) happy, and excited about the whole thing. The program was nice, the baptism was wonderful, and her confirmation was perfect. Hailey has grown up so fast and she's learning and becoming a true individual.
It truly was one of the best and happiest days ever!!

So I thought I'd share some pictures. You may be able to tell that she was overly thrilled at the fact that she HAD to take pictures. lol BUt she was an angel. She looked so pretty and grown up. (insert mothers tears here lol)

I'm very proud of you baby. I don't think another little girl has ever looked so beautiful and happy. Love you!

6 comments:

Dawn-Marie said...

I remember when my boys were baptized at 8...it was a special occasion and made me cry as well. What a lovely little young woman you have! Beautiful family! :)

Tanya Tahir said...

What a wonderful occasion! Beautiful photos!!! Your daughter is so pretty :)

Amie said...

awww sweet sweet sweet! My second gets baptised next month!!

jamietg said...

Awwww... are those matching hairbands? You truly are a dork. ;) har har!

So now will you keep her dress to pass down to little sis?

Scoobie said...

Congrats on your big girl! And you look beautiful, all of you!

Lisa Brown said...

Remember when she came into sunbeams??? Where does the time go? Tell her congrats for us :).