My sweetest second little man chose to be Baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (you can read more about our faith here and here), on August 13th, 2016. It is great to be eight when you are a member of the Mormon church. Eight is such a big important age when your child can choose to be baptized a member of their faith, which is an important step in their journey through life.
I am so proud of this amazing kid. He has a rough go of it sometimes, having Autism is his super power and with such great power comes great responsibility. He has rocked the different ability in so many ways and I am so glad to be his mom and learn from him each day.
We were able to go take his pictures the Sunday before he was baptized. I had a lot of fun just hanging out me and him for several days. A few days before I took his pictures I took him to go and pick out his very own suit. He was so excited to get his first suit and I LOVED the fact that he picked out suspenders and a bow tie to go with it, they totally fit his personality.
We also purchased him his very own Combo Set of Scriptures with his name on it. He picked out the color and font and reminds us every night to read our scriptures.I love to get pictures of my kids holding and reading their new scriptures.
Him holding his suit coat is one of my favorite poses, it gives me little glimpses of what he will be like in the future. He is growing up too fast. Where did the time go?
The big EIGHT!! Two more years and he will be double digits. What? I remember when he was the cutest little chunky monkey with cheeks for days, like it was yesterday. He is such a goof ball. We had a lot of fun being silly while taking pictures.
After we took pictures at the park we headed over to the church to take some more pictures. I love to get pictures of them in front of the building they will get baptized in.
I want to get a picture of him like this when he is walking into the MTC in a short 10 years from now. Just thinking about that day makes me tear up. I think it would be so much fun to do a picture like this for the baptism, MTC, temple endowments and when they are sealed in the temple. Pictures of them walking into the buildings on some of the biggest, most important days of their lives. Then of course we had to take some more in our front yard… at this point he was pretty much done with my taking his pictures… thankfully he was a good sport for a little bit longer.
This is how we felt about getting baptized. He picked out this color scriptures because “they are Alabama colors”! Roll Tide! He has been so diligent in reminding us each night to read our scriptures and has wanted to read it each time, and by himself.
Noah was able to baptize him. These are my twins. Braddoc is Noahs mini me in every sense of the word.
Five kids! We have 5 kids!! That’s still crazy to me. I am so blessed to be their mom. My Dad and brother were able to be in Town for the baptism which meant the world to me. Thankfully my brother Micah, who lives in Texas, was TDY to Northern Alabama and just drove down for the weekend with my dad. What a huge blessing. We had quite the spread of food and lots of amazing people who came out to support Braddoc on his big day. We had at least 50 people in our house and we didn’t feel cramped at all. One of my sweet Primary kids told me “Your house is so awesome. It’s chaos with all these people here but it’s big so it’s awesome chaos.” That was the biggest compliments. I wanted a big house where awesome chaos could reign and now we have it.
It was a great day for my little man. When he came out of the waters of Baptism he had the biggest smile on his face. He grabbed my hand with tears in his eyes after he was all dressed and said, “Mom, that felt amazing!” I am so grateful for him and his sweet, strong spirit. He is my angel boy.
My sweet friend Maria over at Sweet Cotton Paperie on Etsy made his adorable invites.
You can see the post about my oldest son, Landon’s, baptism here.