Yay! I'm always so happy when the baptism is done. My excitement over the awesomeness of the upcoming dedication is always overshadowed by the anxiety I feel that for some reason they will tell me 'I'm sorry, we're not doing baptisms today, you flew out here for no reason.' You see, I went in March to fill out the paperwork to have Patrick baptized, and asked if they would for sure be having the baptism on Memorial Day weekend. I pretty much just got a blank stare in response. The same thing happened with Karol, who was baptized the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
Anyway, Patrick did indeed get baptized. Yay!
We also got to spend a nice long weekend with the Plomin side of the family. We are working on getting Karol to say "Grandma," but R's are really hard for her. My Mom, who was originally going to be 'Granny' has ended up 'Gee Gee.' And the best we've gotten so far for Matt's mom is 'Mimu!' That came from a conversation that went kind of like this:
Jill: "Karol, who's that?" (pointing to Carol Plomin)
Karol: Blank stare.
Jill: "Karol, can you say 'Grandma?'"
Karol: Blank stare.
Jill: "How about 'Mamaw?' Can you say 'Mamaw?"
I think what will end up happening is that Karol's Great-Grandma Ammerman will end up being "Grandma." Since Matt, Abby and I all call her that, whenever I say something like "Oh, go show Grandma!" Karol runs after who we call Grandma!
Despite the remodel changing things up a bit, Karol still feels right at home at Grandma & Grandpa Plomin's. And there's so much room to run around! Patrick got a lot of much needed face time with both Grandma and Grandpa and I anticipate he'll be crawling through the house after Karol by the time we come back in August.
Speaking of which, we are getting SO excited for Aunt Abby and Uncle Colin's wedding in August! Karol will be serving as flower girl. Poor Aunt Abby didn't get a moment's rest this weekend, because she's Karol's favorite playmate! We were so, so thrilled that she could be with us, though, and had bunches of fun treasure hunting at Abby & Colin's pirate-theme Gourmet Club bridal shower!
Gosh, we did a lot this weekend! Now it's time to get busy with the work of preparing for Matt to leave for NYC. I'm working on a very, very long honey-do list, as we're still not really fully set up at the new apartment, and Matt's absorbing as much quality time with the kids as possible. I'm kind of dreading him being gone. 10% because I will miss him sharing the parenting work, and 90% just because we will miss him so much. Hopefully we'll get to see each other often. I guess we'll see! Please keep us in your prayers for the next 12 weeks or so as we push through the summer apart.