Abby’s first communion took place on Saturday May 10, 2014. The weather was absolutely gorgeous which gave us the opportunity to take pictures in the backyard and as you will see, it allowed the kids to play in the backyard a little bit.
The first communion was at 4:00 in the afternoon. So in the morning, Abby went to the Salon to get her hair done. While she was at the Salon, I went and picked up some of the food for everyone. We then made our way home to get ready for everyone to come early in the afternoon.
In addition to Mom, Dad and Aiden, the following people came to Abby’s First Communion:
1. Grandma. Grandpa couldn’t come because he was recovering from an illness
2. Mama and Papa
3. Uncle Rob: Abby’s Godfather
4. Aunt Julie (Abby’s Godmother) and her cousin Macklan.
When everyone arrived we all visited and ate some of our treats, including a special cupcake that we had made for Abby.
Then, Abby went up and got dressed in her special dress that her and Mom had picked out a few weeks earlier. After Abby made her debut and posed for a few pictures, she proceeded to open all of her gifts. This allowed her to bring most of her gifts with her to the First Communion. Some of the gifts she brought included a Sunday Missal, Rosary from Guatemala, a Rosary from Grandma Grace, and beautiful purple necklace.
Then we took a lot of pictures. One picture in particular was special to us and that was the one where she is holding a picture from her baptism. In the future we will take this picture and have her hold at her next special occasion.
At Church, Abby, Aiden, Melissa and myself sat in reserved seats near the front of the church. Abby did not have her First Communion with her class because the church wanted to put an emphasis on celebrating with their family. Even with that, Abby did recognize a few friends from her school. During the ceremony, Abby was a lovely young lady following along with the mass in her new missal. However, but the end she was getting pretty tired. Aiden was well behaved too, but did build a few castles with the song books and carefully inspected the kneelers several times, but nothing out of the ordinary. We then took some pictures in and outside the church.
When we got home from Church, we took a few more pictures and then enjoyed some Pulled Pork that had been cooking all afternoon. Everyone spent the night at our house so that we could celebrate Mother’s Day the next day.