There was a lot of excitement in the Let’s Talk Mommy household last Sunday, with a double celebration of Missy Moo’s christening and first birthday party! I couldn’t believe how fast it came upon us. But we were ready for it, preparations had been being made for weeks. I should say rather that I was ready, after the many hours of home making decorations and organizing. I was also excited to show off Missy Moo to all our friends as many hadn’t met her yet.
We were so lucky to have such a warm, beautiful day on Sunday too. It couldn’t have been a better day with a gentle breeze in the air and the sun on our backs. I was glad I didn’t have to cover Missy Moo up in her gorgeous dress or have to put her in tights. I wanted her to have bare feet for her baptism like they did in the old days. I am a huge fan of baby toes on show. lol
We started our perfect day with a little fashion show photo shoot for Missy Moo. A chance to capture her in her dress and headband before the masses of people were in her face, and the festivities were all around her to distract her. As always she didn’t stop smiling, not that morning, not all day, her continual happiness is entirely infectious.
Her headband was amazing. It matched her dress perfectly and it was just what I was looking for. I had a friend in Canada make it for me and I couldn’t have been more happy with it. The satin on her dress was really hard to match otherwise. We all know how much I love a good headband. I was impressed that the netting didn’t bother her and she wore it for the whole morning until it was time to change outfits for her birthday party.
It’s time for the dress.
I was so impressed that my amazingly talented mother made such a gorgeous gown for my daughter out of my very own wedding dress. I have never been a believer in storing my wedding dress in the back of the closet to collect dust. I had Buba’s romper for his christening made out of it as well. It makes their outfits, that much more special and sentimental.
Her dress was truly stunning. I admit, I cried twice, once when I put it on her and once at the church. To see my little girl in my own dress, looking so beautiful really brought tears to my eyes. I only wish that my mother could have been there to see her in her master piece. It was an emotional but magical moment.
A big group of people met us at the house and we all made our way to the church for the baptism. It’s the same church Buba was christened at too. I like to have traditions in the family. It was great to be able to tell Buba, now that he is older, that he got christened there too. He was very excited about that when I told him.
Excuse the photos below as the church was a bit dark with all the bright sun glaring in from the windows so they turned out a bit grainy.
My sweet family, I am forever grateful for you all!
In true Missy Moo fashion, she was smiling at everyone and clapping her hands at the priest. When she got baptised, she looked at the priest and gave out the biggest giggle ever. It was so sweet. It was an honor to have my best friend, S, as her godmother, and Mr P’s childhood best friend as godfather. We are lucky to have such great role models and friends in our kids lives to help guide them and support them if they ever need it. I know in England, many have more than one of each, but in the states it’s much different. You choose one of each. You pick the two people you would trust in raising your children if anything ever happened to you, a person that they know they can go to, to get unbiased opinions from, and just be another family member to love and make memories with.
It was a special day to have our friends and family with us to witness.
I couldn’t ask for two better children, a more loving husband and more supportive friends. I am the luckiest person in the whole world, or at least that’s how I felt on this very magical day at Missy Moo’s christening!
Coming soon is the after party for her 1st birthday bash!