...random jottings on what may be happening in my life at any particular time, not necessarily anything earth shattering, just ordinary every day stuff; and photographs, mainly taken by me, my GKB and other family members as we travel through this journey called life...
Sunday was a cool day but fine when the families gathered at the church for Alice Dawn's baptism. Alice looked beautiful in her new white gown and cape with a bow on a band on her head. The photos don't do justice to the wee dress, it was beautiful.
with her Mummy and Daddy waiting for people to arrive
And yes, we all managed to find the church and arrive on time. It was a private family baptism but we managed to almost fill the little church. The service started with a hymn, in Tongan, so only half the congregation joined in but it was beautiful to listen to. No accompaniment, one of the men lead and they all joined in.
I love this picture of the parents and Godparents all paying attention to the pastor and Alice looking as well, as if she knew what was going on :)
I also love this one, if you look closely you can see her bottom lip dropping, she'd had enough by this stage but didn't cry until it was all over and everyone wanted photos.
We had a lovely day, it
was a very joyful baptism, with half a dozen other babies and toddlers
of varying stages and ages in attendance.
was also there but by the time his mother realised all the babies were
being photographed Alice was making her needs known in no uncertain manner. As far as she was concerned her bottle was more important than photo calls with all and sundry.
After all, she couldn't take part in the feast that had been prepared for the adults afterwards in the hall.
A whole pig was just part of what was on offer. There was ham on the bone, fish including salmon, prawns, salads, chicken and soft drinks to wash it all down. Some of the fare was European but a lot of it was prepared the Tongan way so gave some of us some new food experiences.
Three Christening cakes on Tapa cloth.
I'll leave you with a photo of the grandparents,
one set looking much more comfortable than the other.