Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nina Bean's baptism

Sunday we went to the Basilica of St. Josaphat for Nina Bean's baptism. The Basilica is a seriously beautiful church, and Laura and Mike, Nina's parents were also married there!! The church is filled with so many beautiful paintings, statues, stained glass and ornate decoration that there is so much to look at -- you can't possibly see it all at one time! Luckily for us, it also served as entertainment for lil Max for the majority of mass. He was OBSESSED with the stained glass, and we had to let him walk around in the hallways at the back of church so he could touch the glass and talk to it.

It was a seriously beautiful day for a beautiful occassion. We joked that little Max was present to watch his future wife be baptised. Not many people can say that! :) Here are a few photos from the day:

So much to look at... this place is beautiful!

Lil Max enjoys a snack while hanging out with Auntie Amanda...

Mike, Laura, Steph (godmother), Eggie (godfather) holding the Bean

I realize this shot is a little creepy looking, but I think it is a perfect shot of how Max was behaving that day. HYPER! He made a bee-line on foot for the baptismal font right in the middle of Nina's baptism! There was just no stopping him!

Afterwards, he took off his vest and relaxed for a little bit....

Amanda was lucky enough to snag a spot right next to the Holy Ghost!!
Congrats Nina, Laura and Mike!!


emily said...

ooh, hanging with the H.G., eh? Nice!

And that IS a gorgeous church!!

Melanie said...

It's like the wee ones KNOW that church is the exact WRONG place to be hyper and they HAVE to run around. What IS THAT? It's a good thing he's so cute. And I agree with Em, GORGEOUS church!