Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Madeline's First Holy Communion

This past Saturday Madeline received her First Holy Communion, and it was a beautiful celebration! Both of Madeline's grandparents and her Godfather flew in for the special occasion. 
Along with Madeline, all of my other students from this year also made their First Holy Communion. 
Don't they all look so pretty and handsome!?

We had many family and friends attend, which made it that much more special for Madeline. Here she is with our Oom Folly (my mom's brother) and Tante Patty. They drove out from Houston with Tante Xenia and Oom George (pictured below). So happy they all made it out!

My friend from high school, Erica, who just moved out here to Austin from CA came with her family. Along with several of our neighbors and friends from around town (unfortunately I didn't get pics of everyone). We appreciate them all making it out!

And here's our baby girl, back home after Mass at Church.

I told everyone to bring their kids swimsuits. So they could jump on the trampoline and run through the sprinklers in our backyard. Here are Madeline and Sara. 
It was a fun after party with yummy food and good company!

Thanks to all who came and who sent something special to Madeline for this wonderful celebration. She truly felt all of your love and prayers!


Mickie and Matt said...

Looks like a fantastic day for her. How wonderful so many family members and friends could be there. It probably held extra special meaning to you too since you are the kids CCD teacher. Glad everything went well.

Sassy Sarah said...

What a great day for your family! It's such a special time when you receive your first communion! Congratulations to all of you on this occasion!

Also - the cake looks so yummy - now I am wanting some cake so early this morning!

Kristin said...

It looks like it was a wonderful day!

Elise Arellano said...

What a Blessing! So sad I missed it. I can't express to you on how much I love the Eucharist! It's an amazing feeling to receive Him for the first time.

Michaela said...

Madeline looks so beautiful! How wonderful that so much family and friends were able to be there for such a special day! I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures :)