May is proving to be one of the most hectic months of 2012 so far, with lots of special events and extracurricular activities and jumping between courthouses for me. The first special event of May took place last Sunday – when the youngest of our boys had his First Communion at church.
The kids get to pick the mass in which they receive their first communion. Most of the kids pick Saturday night or Sunday at 11:00 because it is easier for the extended family to get to the church – but we really don’t have extended family that comes for our boys other than Chip’s sister Cindy and our niece Kaitlyn, who came this year, so we schedule ours for the early morning mass, which we usually attend, so their “church family” can be there to support them in this special event.
This year only 4 kids decided to receive their first communion at the 8:30 Mass.
The kids enter the church carrying flowers to present the the Mother Mary.
The kids were then introduced to the Congregation.
And no, Vash does not have a really wierd haircut – his hair was pulled back into a tail and the front bangs are not fully grown out yet. In this picture you can see how long his hair has grown.
The kids each took turns reading the prayers, with the assistance of Father Gary.
It was a great morning, topped by our traditional celebratory lunch at Mexican Radio and then everyone went home and coughed until we all fell into bed. A bad cough has been going through the household and it hit everyone on Sunday, so that is why we don’t have more pictures to show you.
Sorry for so long between posts. Alot has been going on that I can’t wait to show you so check back soon, there will be more.