Kinley's baptism was at the beginning of the service, so that worked out really well. She did great and even let the pastor hold her during the ceremony. Kevin and I were shocked. I think Kinley was just overwhelmed and didn't really know what to make of the situation. She was startled by the water, but still didn't cry. We were so proud of her! She did great and was so cute.
Shortly after her ceremony, Kinley started to get a little fussy and tired of sitting still. At first Kevin tried to distract her (picture below). Unfortunately it didn’t last so I took her out of the sanctuary to walk around and play for the rest of the service. Kinley walked/ran around for a long time and then got tired of that and started trying to crawl, but it was too hard to crawl in her dress. By this time she was getting very fussy. When the service was finished we quickly took her home and changed her into something she was more comfortable playing in. We were in such a hurry to change her that we didn't realize we hardly got any formal pics of her in her dress. What a disappointment. We really wanted some pics of Kinley with her Grandparents, and her new Godparents (Jess and Kim Adams).
Kinley texting on dad's phone
Once she was changed she had a good time playing with everyone at the little celebration we had for her at our house afterwards. She ate a little pizza, had some cake and mingled. I think all the festivities finally got to her though, because she ended up getting fussy again and called it an early night.
Oh, and just an FYI to any parents out there-once your child starts walking make sure to break in their new shoes. Since Kinley had just started walking I didn't even think about having to break in shoes for her, but all that walking she did after her ceremony in her new shoes totally gave her blisters. I am sure that is part of the reason she was so fussy. We felt so bad.