Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Celebration of Birth

Sunday was Summer's Celebration of Birth. A day to spend with family and to celebrate the life of our sweet baby girl. We did this for Ellie, too. It's a great way to honor a child in lieu of a baptism since we are non-denominational. Summer wore my grandmother's Christening gown with lace of her mother (my great-grandmother's) wedding veil. A very sentimental piece and I was honored that my daughters could wear this beautiful gown. See below for photos.

Summer's invitation:

I also included these wish cards with each invitation. I did the same for Ellie. I love that each family member can write a "wish" or "blessing" for Summer. I will keep them in her memory box and give them to her when she is older. It's something she can hold onto forever. 

The gown:

Party photos:

My younger sister, Mia
Love this one!
My sister-in-law and Summer's guardian, Katie
This was at the end of the party and the best smile I could get from Ellie!
She is wearing her "celebration of birth" gift from her Aunt Mia: her very own Tiffany necklace with an "e" initial
Summer is one lucky girl to be surrounded by family who love her so much. It was a wonderful morning!

After we cleaned up we decided to take advantage of family time (this is my hubby's busy work season) and head down to the river. We brought a blanket and Ellie's bike even though she really just wanted to run and skip. There is a walking/bike path along the river and it's always crowded. It's a great place to run, too. It goes all the way past Boathouse Row and the Art Museum so the scenery is beautiful. 

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