Sunday, October 16, 2011

Little Lillian, Welcome!

We just finished up a wonderful and busy Fall weekend.  Matt's parents were able to come for a visit and we had a lot of fun with them.  Lilly enjoyed all the love and playtime that she had with Grandma and Grandpa Knoll and Matt and I enjoyed some delicious dinners and conversation. Lilly also recieved a beautiful toy box that her Great-Grandpa Allar made and sent all the way from Minnesota (more information and pictures to come.)

The highlight of the weekend was Lillian Grace's baptism.  We were so fortunate to find a time that our whole (well, almost whole) family could get together to support and celebrate our precious babe.  We had her baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Concord, which is where at least four generations of our family has been baptized.  That long history, added to the specialness of the day.

Lilly was on her best behavior for the entire baptism ceremony and even enjoyed meeting the entire congregation that was eager to welcome her.  Matt and I were very happy and proud parents and we felt so blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives loving and supporting Lilly.

After church was over, we headed back home to enjoy a perfect Fall lunch, eat some cake and let Lilly open some gifts.  She enjoys playing the claw game, so she was delighted to reach into the bags to lift out the paper and presents.  And of course she is never one to pass up some good snuggles!