Sunday, October 3, 2010

Simply BLESSED!!!

A few weeks ago we were so fortunate to be able to share Christian's baptism with those we love in Long Beach Island, NJ. Christian is most certainly our little blessing and it was THE perfect day! It meant so much to us that everyone came to meet Christian! I know he will grow up feeling all of the love that surrounds him from all of you! Thanks to everyone who shared in his special day! We spent the week down there and boy did we luck out with the most gorgeous weather! No surprise that Nicholas had the time of his life and continues to ask when we will go back to visit the beach again!

Here are some of our favorite pictures from the trip.

The God Parents, my brother Christian and good friend Lisa.

Christian did not have a nap that morning so he fell asleep in my arms during the mass. He is asleep in most of the pictures. I guess the holy water over his head must have put him right to sleep!
Asleep with grandparents Pop and Mimi.

Grandparents Pop-pop and Mom-Mom

Uncle Christian and Grandpop Bob

Christian's delicious cake that he did not get to try.

Poor Christian, he wanted to dig in so badly! He'll have to wait another 6 months!

Cousin Audrey is ready for cake!

No cake for you, hold this napkin instead, haha! Christian and Aunt Patty

The McCaffrey-McFadden step siblings; haha, that kind of sounds weird to say!

Childhood friends, minus one who happened to have a baby the day before!

Big, strong Nicholas pulling his cousins.

Phew, tired now!

Blessed and fortunate to have gotten to spend so much time with the cousins!
Nicholas had a blast spending time with Lucas and Aiden!

Nicholas loved watching the big boys play!


Ahhh, beach time! Lucky for us, we had such perfect weather!

Getting ready to jump in the waves with Pop!

1 - 2 - 3 - Jump!

Christian actually didn't care too much for the cold water. It wasn't too bad once you got all the way in.

Feeling much better on the sand with Daddy!

After a long day at the beach!

I am simply blessed!

Snuggle time! (with Fin, but you can't see him in this shot)

Play time!

What's the shore with out ice cream treats?

Gorgeous day at the light house!

Nicholas made it all the way to the top of the light house.

Christian's first time on the swings, he loved it!

Chris says he looks like a little man in this picture. No, he wasn't really riding it all by himself, it was just a cute photo op.

Nicholas and Chris in Pop's fishing bike, again, another photo op. Nicholas didn't really get to ride it for long since we didn't have his helmet.

Nicholas' first kayak ride in the bay. Chris has been waiting years to take him on a boat!

Nicholas in his first life jacket!

So blessed that Christian got to spend time with so many people that love him!
Christian and Christian

He loves his Pop-pop!

Mimi and Christian

Mom-Mom and Christian

The best part of being around all of our family - babysitters!!!

Lucky for us (and everyone around us) the kids traveled great!


Anonymous said...

You are blessed Kell. Such cuties. It was nice to get to see you guys :) Next time on your home turf!! xoxo, Dana

Mimi said...

What a Blessing indeed! Love you all. Mom

Pam said...

God Bless the Ranalli family! What a wonderful trip looks like a great time was had by all.

Miss you tons ... can't wait to see you for Thanksgiving!