Caspian Finn’s Baptism

We have had so many family events going on here in the last couple weeks with Caspian’s baptism, Matilda’s 3rd birthday, my birthday…….summer is just that way around here.  But for now I thought I would share some special pictures of our little guy’s big day.

Usually we baptize our kids around the 3-4 month mark, but as it goes with the third child, we were a little bit late with Mr. Caspian. We kept his baptism small and intimate with just close family.

We chose my husband’s youngest sister, Katie, as Caspian’s Godmother.  We decided not to have a Godfather this time as we just didn’t have quite the right person.  Hopefully the man who Katie eventually marries will be part of the Catholic faith and will stand in as a proper Godfather.  But for now, we are very glad that Katie has taken on this important role in Caspian’s life.

The girls knew it was their brother’s big day and showered him with lots of love and affection.

Hydrangeas from our garden.
After the baptismal ceremony we invited the family back to our home for a casual dinner.  We decided to go with a Mexican theme with the food.  Why?  Well, no reason in particular, just that it’s kind of fun to have a theme.  My husband had always wanted to learn how to make my mom’s homemade tamales and since we only get to have my mom in town for special occasions, this seemed like a good time to make them!

We served a large southwestern salad and homemade green and red chile pork tamales.  On the side we had homemade guacamole, salsa, sour cream and tortilla chips.  I’ll post these recipes at a later date if you are interested.  Both of these dishes were so delicious!
It was a very special day for our little guy and we are so happy that we were surrounded by our family for this wonderfully, joyful celebration!

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  1. Congratulations! The pictures are awesome and your little man is so handsome! Thanks for sharing your life with all of us!

  2. Love the pictures. You have a beautiful family. And those recipes would be great, as my hubby loves tamales!

  3. Just seeing these photos makes me tear up, simply beautiful. Congratulations to you, the Godparents, and more importantly – Caspian Finn.

  4. Caspian Finn is such a handsome lad and what a wonderful day your family had!Thanks for sharing.

  5. Aww, it looks like it was a lovely day, and he doesn’t seem the least bit phased by the water, which is always a bonus!

  6. Caspian certainly isn’t camera shy. It looks like he takes everything in stride. The church looks beautiful. There are not many modern churches in our area, so I am always interested in seeing the interiors when I can.
    The food looks wonderful. I hope you will be able to share the recipes.
    Blessings on your beautiful family.

  7. not just a handsome little guy but quite flirtatious..congrats

  8. What a joyful day! Congratulations to all and thanks for sharing this special occasion with us.

  9. muchas felicidades por un gran dia . saludos desde puerto rico

  10. What a beautiful little boy and handsome family you have!
    What a special day for everyone.

  11. God bless Caspian Finn! Congratulations on his Baptism! (I didn’t know you were Catholic… me too!) His Godmother is beautiful!! And it’s so nice she is Caspian’s aunt too. And I think Caspian looks more and more like your Mom!
    Thanks for sharing. Oh, and your food looks delicious too. Wish I were there. 😉
    P.S. Did I ever tell you that I think your husband looks like Chris Martin from Coldplay? OK, I will stop with my opinions now! LOL!

  12. Congratulations!!! Oh, the smell of chrism…

  13. Congratulations and many blessings to your family!

  14. That picture of your little girls with your little guy is priceless!

    And yes, I came to your page tonight to admire your sewing, but now I need the recipe for that salad. It looks so good!!!