January 29 is child #1's baptism day! In our little family, we've started to celebrate this, not quite as a birthday, but definitely a special day!
Yesterday all three boys and I took a special trip to our local Catholic bookstore where #1 got to pick a gift, anything he wanted (within reason). I put the baby in the backpack because he would wreak havoc on a small bookstore with lots of statues and tiny things around.
I figured #1 would look around and pick a toy while I looked at books and we'd head home. Well, I was wrong! The big boys looked at EVERY item in the kids section, examining many carefully. Then they popped out to look at rosaries, miraculous medals, tiny boxes, holy cards and the like.
My back was killing me with the baby on it after an HOUR, when he finally picked a boat with a set of apostle figurines. For $35. So I gently suggested we look for something else.
He finally picked a movie about St. Francis Xavier. We watched it when we got home and had breakfast for dinner, which is always a hit. We lit his baptism candle during dinner, and he was pumped to blow it out!
We had a fun baptism day celebration and #2 is already talking about his! This is a tradition I'm so glad we have started!