Taylor Marie turned 8 the end of May, and chose to be baptised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This past Saturday was her baptism; her daddy baptised her, and she wore a dress that I made for her, from my wedding dress. The weather was very nice, and she and I had fun taking some sweet pictures of her at a park near our church.
She was a wonderful little model
She had a great day, and felt very special
Our cousin who also lives in Washington was able to come to the baptism with her children
There were also several other church members there, and her teacher at church
It was nice having people there to support her, since we are SO new to Washington and have very little family here
We had a nice simple barbecue at our house afterwards
The best part for the kids: ice cream sundaes
After our cousin and the kids left, we decided to take advantage of the rest of the nice weather
We took Taylor to the Deseret Book in Bellevue and let her pick out a gift (she chose a Liahona). Earlier in the day I also gave her the bible I received from my Grandmother when I was baptised.
After the store, we went to a a beach park in Bellevue
It was a great little hidden gem, tucked in a neighborhood that has waterfront property on Lake Washington
It was a great way to round out the day. It was a very special, lovely, and relaxing day. I can't believe my little baby is already 8!