Happy First Holy Communion Paul!
You are an amazing, kind, beautiful child of God. We are so excited you get to receive communion with us at mass now. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful moment. You did great! (Besides the evil eye you gave Riley when walking to your pew.)
I thoroughly enjoyed taking photos of this sweet boy. Denis hard work in the yard has paid off. I am so thankful we have this much beauty right outside our backdoor!
The banner is supposed to be led by the communicant. I found the wooden keys at the store and grabbed them not knowing how we would incorporate them. Then it dawned on me. When I suggested it to Paul he described how he wanted it to be. I did most of the putting together since the cutting and gluing of this magnitude is a bit much for an 8 year old. The host and chalice was his idea though. I think I did more of the banner than he did, but he loves it. We still pull Riley's out from time to time to enjoy, so I know we will do the same with his. We use their baptism candles on their baptism day every year, so we will do the same with their banners. I think it is something they will have for years to come to remember their special day. Charlie is already planning hers!
Mae Mae is amazing! We love the cake that matches his banner. What a neat tradition this is! We are so thankful, and it was yummy! There isn't much left and it's only been a day.
This is why I take all the photos I take. I love seeing them in print and watching people enjoy them!
We had an excellent time celebrating with family! Thank you to everyone that came and showered Paul with love and gifts. He was so excited to crawl in bed with his new Bible last night. I didn't get the chance to see how much he read, but I'm guessing he didn't make it past the preface. Ha!