Isn’t he handsome? I couldn’t resist putting a tie on him. He was so good during the dedication, which took place during one of the morning services. Many other little ones were dedicated at the same time, including our dear, dear friends’ little boy Caleb. Caleb turned one yesterday. We’re praying that our families will eventually move to Africa together. That’s the plan for now But more on that later. (I need to add that to a list of future posts, now that I have the time.)
I love this photo, taken by our friend Zaundia.
Following the service, we all headed to Clyde Iron, an old iron works building-turned-awesome restaurant in West Duluth. Fortunately, we were alone in a back area so the kids could run. And run they did. Someday I need to put a pedometer on Ella. That girl just runs and runs.
|Becky, Maira, Malena|
Sam loved being passed from person to person. He’s such a good boy. Here he was enjoying eating puffs with Nana Olsen.
I couldn’t resist making a special cake for my Sammy on his big day. The banner says “Samuel Thomas Amani, fearfully and wonderfully made.” There are a couple verses that I often read for my sweet boy.
My brother, Jake, took my camera for a while and got some fun shots.
I’m in love with this one of Ella and Auntie Becky.
And Maira dancing.
Then Sam got his hands on one of his favorite items: glasses. This time they were Uncle Jake’s.
I had to be sure to get a few photos of Sammy with his godparents. Here he is with Uncle Jake and soon-to-be Auntie Valerie. (They’re gettin’ hitched May 31!)
Pete had a crazy morning on Sunday. He was called in for a c-section at 4am, and followed with rounds immediately afterward. He made it home right before the service, changed, and got to the church a few minutes before the dedication. He was silently paged during the dedication and left right away. I’m so thankful he was able to be there for the dedication! He was eventually able to join us at Clyde Iron.
Auntie Kathryn flew all the way from Richmond, Virginia to see her godson on his big day. He had a great time cuddling and laughing with her.
Sam with Pete’s sisters, Kathryn and Kristin. They are the best aunties.
Here’s the whole Olsen family!
Papa and Nana Scott. I just love these guys.
And this little guy loves his Nana. Can you see the tiredness in his eyes? It was a beautiful day, and we were blessed to share it with our family.
We love you, Samuel! We look forward to watching you grow, knowing that Jesus loves you like crazy. I know He’s got big things planned for you, buddy!