What a fantastic day we all had.
It certainly was a manic morning making sure that everything was ready and yes my nerves did go once I got busy!
Unfortunately the rain was still pouring once we were all ready to go so we had to dash the children to the car and I had to dodge the puddles in my heels. Since having the twins the heels very rarely come out anymore, but I managed!
The twins looked beautiful in their new outfits and Joseph looked so grown up. I was an extremely proud mummy.
The local vicar is a very eccentric man, and really quite comical in his ways. People actually compared him to a scene from Four Weddings and a Funeral or Mr. Bean!
When we all arrived and were ready for the service he had to do a couple of dashes back to his room after forgetting a couple of things. He also asked more than once what the twins full names were. Some people may have felt disappointed by this but we found it highly entertaining and there were many giggles afterwards.
The twins behaved well considering it was a lot of talking. They did keep on doing dashes between us and their grandparents, munched on breadsticks and in Isabella's case, kept shouting no!
She just so happened to shout no during the part of the ceremony when the vicar was asking everyone to renounce the devil! Which made us chuckle!
Thankfully they didn't scream or cry when they were blessed with the cross on their foreheads.
Next it was to the font for the baptism.
This is the part I was most nervous about, this is when I was expecting screaming and crying.
When the vicar got the water ready it was not as we had expected.
The water came out of a Thermos flask and was hot! Then came a second flask of cooler water! Before he baptised the twins he asked Joseph to did in his finger to check that it wasn't too hot for the twins! Joseph's finger was blessed!
First it was Taylor's turn. Hubby was holding Taylor and he held him over the font.
There were no screams or cries from Taylor, on the contrary, he loved it. He was oooing and arrring after each wetting of the water!
Next I held Isabella over the font for her turn. This was a different matter completely, we got the squeals and cries that I was expecting.
But she did get an absolute soaking!
Bless her because she was fidgeting so much it went down her neck and all in her face!
Thankfully she soon calmed down once it was done.
Once the formal part was over it was back to my parents for the celebration.
The buffet looked lovely. Between us we had managed to have sandwiches, quiche, chicken drumsticks, salad, sausage rolls, pork pies, Scotch eggs, nibbles galore and puddings!
The Christening cupcakes that I made and decorated looked great set out on the cake stand. I was so proud of both mums and myself, we had managed to cater for everyone with food left over and we did it all on a small budget!
The Twins Baptism Candles and Celebration Cupcakes
It was lovely to have all of the people that are closest to us in the one place and we feel so grateful that everyone came together for us.
The twins got some beautiful gifts from people and had a lovely time running back and forth, they did not stop all afternoon!
Needless to say that come bed time they were well and truly ready for sleep. Come to think of it we all were!
Hubby and I - The Proud Parents
We did have some other pictures taken and I promise to share them once we get them!