Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Children of God

This past Sunday was a very special day for Karter and Kaden, they were both baptized at church. We met with Pastor Carol Sinykin on Saturday morning to run through the service so we would feel more comfortable with it on Sunday, but what we didn't practice was having a crying baby during the service! Church is during Kaden's normal nap time and he usually sleeps right through the service, but this week the music kept waking him up and he wasn't very happy about it. He did calm down about halfway through, after he was baptized, so apparently that was all he needed!

Karter was a little restless during the sermon, but loved being the center of attention for his baptism. A yellow crayon may or may not have been in his hand the whole time!

Kaden loved the water on his head and it helped him calm down (much to my relief!). The cutest moment came after Kaden was baptized, they gave each of the boys a hand stitched handkerchief and Karter used his to dry Kaden's head off!

The church welcomed the boys and gave them each gifts...a quilt, cross and candle.

This was one of those events that we were hoping we would live closer to family for so they would be able to celebrate this special day with us. Unfortunately that wasn't the case, but we are lucky enough to have the Davis family in our lives and they have become like family to us. Brian, Mary and Martha came down from Savage to be there for us!


Kyler said...

Congratulations! That is truly awesome. It is a blessing that those two boys will live in a house where they will learn to know God.

Gramaw T said...

I SO wish we could have been there, but I'm so thankful you have good friends in Minnesota that can fill in! Karter and Kaden are so blessed to have parents who are rearing them to love the Lord!

Zach and Emily said...

Congratulations Karter and Kaden!

Joscelynn said...

Welcome, new brothers in Christ!

Jacob said...

Karter and Kaden, "Through baptism you are incorporated by the Holy Spirit into God's new creation and made to share in Christ's royal priesthood."
And so "we give thanks for all that God has already given you and we welcome you in Christian love. As members together with you in the body of Christ [...], we renew our covenant faithfully to participate in the ministries of the church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, and our service, that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ."

Your Uncle is very happy that God has called you to be a brother in the family of God.

Anique and Kamaron said...

you have such an amazing family. praise God for you as parents and for your two boys!