Thursday, July 8, 2010

Camille's baptism at St. Matthews

We just finished celebrating my daughter Camille's baptism on July 4. It was a great and holy event, marking my her start in life as a Catholic. There were 7 other babies who were baptised at the same ceremony and Father Obiwumma was inspirational as usual with his long homilies. Camille was very pretty with the white gown Grace bought her along with her cute hair band. Jade and Nick took multiple photos of the ceremony and am very proud/thankful for my two brothers. Dennis, Sonja, Lala, Kuya Ed, Aerie (spelling), Jade, and special addition Kim were attentive as Ninong and Ninangs.

Reception at the house was great. It seemed everyone at the church followed us back home. Everyone was hungry and our buffet style setup was great, thanks to Grace's idea of reshuffling where we serve the
food. I set up the bouncy castle outside because the sky had just cleared and chance of rain looked slim at that point. It was around 1pm by the time we had food to eat because the lineup to the food was
really long. I personally didn't feel like eating as I was busy enjoying everyone's company, serving red/white wine and beer to anyone who wanted them. A few guests were lost finding the house. I felt really bad for Tanya and Simon who ended up past the farmlands into Cloverdale. That will teach them never to take driving directions from Christine. She did find her way here with my help Christine redeemed herself when I asked her to stand in the corner of 62nd and 150th Street to flag Tanya down. All ended well, except for my inconsiderate neighbor who parked her car in front of her house so that my guests couldn't park there. I intend to hand her a copy of the city parking bylaw one of these days.

I'm so blessed to have my mother-in-law with us helping make the preparation and taking care of Kyle and Camille. I believe she didn't even sleep the night before. She is amazing and unbelievable. My brother Nick is also very kind for picking up the lechon and returning the rented tables to SurDel Rentals. Love these guys. And of course my wife Grace who made it all happen. Everyone kept saying they enjoyed themselves and couldn't believe the number of people we stuffed into the house. Great job.

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