We've waited 3 1/2 years to have him baptized for a few reasons but the main reason is that we wanted all of our family to be able to attend. Let me tell you, that hasn't been easy! However, on Sunday, everyone was able to attend and it was awesome! I friend of ours from church snapped a few pictures of him during the service. . .
They had Ellie and Kelsey fill the bowl with the water...aka, holy water :)
Brady was then lifted up and the pastor spoke to him about why he was so special and how God will always love him.
I think I started to get tears in my eyes at this point. Not sure why I started crying but I just love this kid!
Normally, our assistant pastor carries the little itty bitty babies around as they are introduced to the church. With Brady, she walked him around with all the other little kids from the church following behind him. It was super sweet and special :)
Our families. . .
(noticed the shirt is already untucked!)
After church we came home for a party for Brady and a party for the Bengals/Browns game!
Lots of food, football, and family!!
I know I say it all the time but we are so blessed to have our families close to us and in our kids lives. Brady has so many people that love him and will always be there for him.
So. . .you know it's bad when your niece asks you "Hey Kiki, is this no-blog November??!!"
Ouch!!! I'm telling you, this blog is getting harder and harder to update. I do make attempts to sit down with a glass of wine in hand and write about my kids, my life, my craziness. But. . .sleep has prevailed! There is nothing I love more than to crawl in to bed at night and have silence. It's truly the only time I have by myself (this time change has NOT been good for Brady and Kelsey!)
With that being said, I've got to reaquaint myself with my favorite thing to do. . .blog and share pictures.
Since my last blog, we had Halloween, conferences, and some other pretty cool things happen :)
Let's just say. . .a WASHOUT! Our neighborhood carried on the Halloween tradition and chose to forgo the weather forecast and have trick or treating on Halloween night. The wind and rain were awful :( Did my kids care? Nope! They stayed out for an hour and a half gathering all the candy they could. Scott and Uncle Gigi threw garbage bags over their bodies for two reasons. One. . .to stay dry and two. . .to have a prop for Brady's costume. . .
Could he be anything else?! Thankfully I took this picture the day before the hurricane arrived. The garbage men were super nice and let Brady hop on for a quick picture. He was a little star struck and didn't say much but talked up a storm about it after they left.
So here are the best shots of the night. . .
Notice his candy collector...a trash can :)
It was as yucky as it looks!
He loves chocolate. . .
and ate the entire bar!
Pinkalicious came home early because she doesn't like to walk far :) She still came home with a ton of candy and looked adorable as ever!
Loveland Football Tailgate
Last Friday night, the Loveland Tigers held their first playoff game at home. George and I made the food and set up shop in the parking lot before the game. Awesome! If there's one thing SC and I love to do is tailgate. In fact, we've told our kids that when they're all in/out of college, we're buying an RV and traveling the entire football season from college town to college town. We will have a mac daddy spread of a tailgate! Everyone's invited too :)
Loveland won big. . .64-6!
George brought his awesome tailgate table and portable heater so we were nice and toasty!
Mom and Dad. . .
Brady loves to play football :)
Every home game, Scott and Brady have started a tradition where they would high five all the players before the game. This started simply because Brady doesn't like to sit in the stands and the track was a perfect place for him to let off some energy. Well, this tradition has turned in to a superstitious high five. All the players go out of their way to make sure they high five Brady. He stands there with his hand out and they come to him. It's hysterical! Little did we know that he and Scott would be invited to the team practice this Thursday night! They also have something for him from the team! How awesome is that?! Not sure who is more excited. . .SC or Brady :)
This was a HARD edit because the lighting was terrible and I didn't have my flash. But I still love the pictures because it's so special!
This kid was my favorite! He did some cool handshake with Brady which was awesome :)
This Friday is another game so hopefully Brady's lucky high five will bring home a win!
The Columbus 4Miler
Colin and Ellie are big runners. They both participate 2-3 times a week in runners club after school. It's so fun to watch them! Scott and George decided to sign them all up for the Columbus 4Miler this past Sunday. This was the first year for the race and the longest distance both kids have run. The race was awesome! The coolest part was that they finished on the 50 yard line and got to high five Brutus! It was cold as all get out but the awesomeness of this race overshadowed the brutal wind.
Pre race photo. . .Mimi and Scott G. ran too as well as two of their friends. . .
The start line. . .
Two of the best siblings who never complained once!
Someone that we know from Columbus just happened to be in the same pace group as Scott and Ellie and took this picture of them :) So cool!
I first spotted Colin and George. . .
This was just awesome!! A moment I don't think they will ever forget :)
Then Mimi, Scott G., and their friends crossed. . .
Finally I spotted Ellie and Scott. . .
I found them but Ellie sped up. . .
I still see her but some yahoo's are speeding up too!
Yes, the yahoo's busted right in front of Ellie so I couldn't get her picture crossing the finish line :( But the red shirt behind the 3 guys? That's her.
Scott was the last to cross after video taping the finish (when you finished, you could watch yourself on the jumbo tron!)
Reunited with a big hug :)
And then, this. . .
George had a very important post race gift for Colin. . .
A respectable hat he can wear in the winter (his other hat starts with an "M" and is very ugly!)
Lookin' good, Colin :)
Now, shame on me for not getting my own daughter and husband after the race :( I am so bummed the cold weather trumped any post race pictures. I will NEVER forget to take that picture again!
Here's a little funny. After the race, Colin played a game. You pick a duck out of a swimming pool and win a prize. What does Colin win? A tablet!! The next guy in line wins a 4 day cruise! Ellie's up next! Can't wait to see what she wins!!!
Wait for it. . .wait for it. . .
A dish towel and a beautiful Buckeye headband. . .
Be jealous people. Very, very jealous!
O.K. now to announce the very exciting news!!!
My sister in law is getting married!!!!!
Are we excited?!
Um. . .just a little!
We love Scott G. and can't wait to have him in the family!!!
Yeah. . .they're kind of cute together :)
Well, me and my headband are off to bed :)
Stay tuned for more since my blogging streak might be over!!