Sunday, October 01, 2006


Today we awoke knowing that we had a very exciting day ahead of us. Parker was to be baptized. Normally, that would mean going to the church where several other families were having there children baptized as well. But under the circumstances we worked it out with my Parish to have Parker baptized in my parent's home.

We had planned do have our immediate family, our best friends, my grandparents and Parker's God parents in attendance today, but unfortunately it being flu season several of them had taken ill and for that reason were unable to attend. That said, it was still a wonderful day and the event was video taped so that everyone may witness our son being baptized, whether they were able to attend today's service or not. If you check out the recent videos in the next day or so you she be able to download Parker's baptism.

My mother put together a wonderful spread and I made a cake for the occasion. Not only did we all enjoy watching Parker partake in this wonderful ritual, we were all very full by the end of it as well. Thanks Mom and Dad and everyone who was able to attend for a very memorable day. It was so nice to spend some time with those we love as well as having everyone enjoy our little guy as much as we do! A special thank-you to my Nonna for the beautiful cross and bracelet that she gave Parker. It is very special as it was actually blessed in Italy. Lastly, thank-you so much to Kyle and Josephine for being Parker's Godparents. The bracelet you bought for him is beautiful and will be close to him always.


Barb said...

You may not know me but years ago your daddy and I were good friends. Your name has become a big part of my family's day. Every day my 8 yr old son asks, "how's Parker?" Today when we watched the videos he asked to watch them again. We couldn't get enough of the giggles.

Bree said...

Woo hoo! I can finally post here! Congrats Parker for getting baptized!

Allyson said...

Congrat's Parker-what a super day for you and your family!

Stacia said...

Oh Parker Congrats!!!! Looks like you had a big day yesterday!!

I finally got to see the latest videos your daddy put together for you!!! They are so cute!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

You have a great week ok!!!



Kyle said...

We are so proud to be your Godparents and we promise to be here for anything you need. Yesterday was a beautiful day and being close to you is the best thing in the world. Always stay strong little guy!! We'll always be updated on your life due to this blog and your Daddy's dedication to it. We love you very much! and heya Kevin & Tracy!

Love Kyle & Josephine

ps - those honey garlic wings were absolutely terrific. mmmm.

Kyle said...

pps - and that cake Kevin made was absolutely HUGE (and tasty!).

K & J

nana said...

It was a beautiful day to go with the beautiful ceremony. Grandad and I are very proud of you and know that all will be well down the road. You have great godparents and are certainly in good hands with them as well as being so loved by your nonna, nonno, nonni, pappa and all your aunts and uncles.

We will love you forever. You will always be our very special little man "Parker Joseph Matthew DesLauriers".

Nana and Granddad xoxox

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Parker!

What an awesome-sounding day! It sounds like you were surrounded by love and had a wonderful time - I am so happy for you and your family! :)

Love Elizabeth

Natalie said...

Well My Little Parker Pants! You did it! Congratulations on your Baptism! Your Uncle David and I wish so much that we could have been there with you. As soon as your Uncle David starts to feel better we will come and have a wonderful visit with you! I love your sweet little outfit! You look like a cutie patootie!

I love you Parker Poo!

Auntie Natalie xoxo