Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Baby Jude's baptism in Lansing

Anthony, Suzanne's youngest brother, became a father in late January, when his son, Jude Anthony, was born. We went to Lansing to meet Baby Jude and attend the baptism at Suzanne's home parish--Resurrection Catholic Church on Michigan Avenue.

This is a priest, and he is reading from a book. I don't suppose I needed to tell you that. But when I don't label pictures, I feel like a slacker. So there you have it.
This is Baby Jude with his mother Angela.

Rita and Dean, otherwise known as the Cincinnati cousins, also materialized in Lansing for the event. Being a big four year old, Rita was allowed to carefully hold Baby Jude at the dinner after the baptism. Dean wasn't a happy camper--perhaps because he's no longer "Baby Dean" with the arrival of "Baby Jude"-- but I took the picture anyway, figuring it would be worth something for blackmail later on.
Franny got in the picture. She was very cute in her good outfit. There is a dress under that coat.

Franny was also able to sit very still and hold Baby Jude. Both children cooperated and nobody went to the hospital.
Suzanne hovered nearby to make sure nobody fell, as respectable mothers are expected to do.
Every now and then, I can snap a picture that turns out perfectly with no editing. This would be one such photograph.

Because it was warm (40 degrees, which is warm for Michigan in late March), Grandpa Gary suggested we go to the 4H Children's Gardens at MSU, so we did. Franny was not interested in the butterflies, she doesn't go for things that fly and land on her. But she enjoyed climbing on the toys in the outdoor gardens.

She even suffered the indignity of having her picture taken with Mom and Grandma.
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