Yesterday was a very special day... the dress I was baptized in was used again for the christening of my beautiful great niece. Over twenty children have been baptized in this simple, hand stitched cotton dressed that my Grandmother Lillian (my Father's Mother) purchased for my christening over sixty years ago. She was my Godmother and my Grandfather (my Mother's Father) was my Godfather. Godparents for the newest member of our family were her Mother's sister and Father's brother. Our Family is Truly Blessed.
What a wonderful Strawberry Festival at the Sykesville Fire Company in Carroll County, Maryland yesterday. Put on by the Messiah Lutheran Church, there were flea and craft vendors, pony and horse rides and bouncy things for the kids. Lots of great local entertainment and an assortment of food. And of course fresh strawberries and strawberry short cake.
It was a last minute decision for us to set up for this festival... Friends were participating and asked us if we would be interested in joining them. After we saw what a great family event this was, I called to see if the grands and their parents wanted to stop by.
The children got to bounce and eat root beer snowballs. Darlin' D took a ride on a very large horse but when his sister saw how big the animals were, she very quickly decided to watch her brother and not pretend to be a cowgrl.
A fun time was had by all...
And did I mention...there were fresh strawberries and strawberry shortcake ?
Her brother had a field trip to the Maryland Zoo and my daughter was chaperoning.
I love having both of my grandlittles but sometimes it's nice to spend time with just one.
We went flower shopping... in search of a Lipstick Sage plant. I always have greater success of attracting hummingbirds with plants rather than feeders and the hummers just flock to this plant. The one I had last year did not make it through the crazy winter we had.
We weren't able to find Lipstick but did get a variety called Bright Eyes. Hoping it attracts lots of hummingbirds for the Girlie and I to watch.