Usually we baptize our kids around the 3-4 month mark, but as it goes with the third child, we were a little bit late with Mr. Caspian. We kept his baptism small and intimate with just close family.
We chose my husband's youngest sister, Katie, as Caspian's Godmother. We decided not to have a Godfather this time as we just didn't have quite the right person. Hopefully the man who Katie eventually marries will be part of the Catholic faith and will stand in as a proper Godfather. But for now, we are very glad that Katie has taken on this important role in Caspian's life.
The girls knew it was their brother's big day and showered him with lots of love and affection.
Hydrangeas from our garden.
After the baptismal ceremony we invited the family back to our home for a casual dinner. We decided to go with a Mexican theme with the food. Why? Well, no reason in particular, just that it's kind of fun to have a theme. My husband had always wanted to learn how to make my mom's homemade tamales and since we only get to have my mom in town for special occasions, this seemed like a good time to make them!
We served a large southwestern salad and homemade green and red chile pork tamales. On the side we had homemade guacamole, salsa, sour cream and tortilla chips. I'll post these recipes at a later date if you are interested. Both of these dishes were so delicious!
It was a very special day for our little guy and we are so happy that we were surrounded by our family for this wonderfully, joyful celebration!