Margaret (Curtis) McDaniel + Curtis McDaniel = Curtis.Squared

October 8, 2015

Kate's Baptism

On September 20, Kate was baptized at Two Cities Church.  She wore a special dress given by one of her relatives, Sheila Brammer.  Anna also wore it when she was baptized.
Grammy and Papa were able to be present for this special occasion!

Our pastor, Adam Brice, baptized Kate in the name of the Father, the Son & the Holy Ghost.  This doesn't mean that she is saved or that she has a personal relationship with Jesus (although we hope she does at some point), but it does mean that Curtis and I will be raising her in the fear and admonition of the Lord. It is a vow that we make before the congregation.  It was neat to hear the members of our church also vow to help us do this!  Here's a few pictures to document:

Kate didn't even cry.  If anything, she looked very curious about what what going on!  We had a special cake to celebrate with everyone who attended.

Here's some additional pictures from the day.
Our immediate family:

Our family with Grammy and Papa:

And one with our family and Adam:

She was exhausted when it was all over!

Kate: Half Year Birthday!

My little baby is already half a year old! (Kate is on the right in this comparison shot of both girls.)
She can roll from back to tummy, sit up unassisted and she's started eating some solid food.  It's amazing how much faster everything feels when you have an older child to take care of also!  At her 6 month appointment, the doctor said that she was the size of your average 4 month old (15 pounds, 24.75 inches tall).  She's petite like me!
Kate already has a little admirer, Jonah.  Every time he sees a baby, he says "baby Kate."
As you can see, she's thinks he's a pretty cool guy too!
Kate has also started eating our faces, we love it!

Here's that solid food that she's starting to eat:
She has fallen asleep our one of our students, Peter, several times during RUF ministry team meetings.  I think it's a highlight for him! :)
She especially loves to spend time with her sister.  Every morning, the first thing the girls do is hang out on our bed and greet each other.  Here's a few to capture their relationship together:

Kate has been happy to be a prop in Anna's re-enactments of The Lion King:
She also is musically-inclined.  She enjoys playing her piano.

I thought this was a cool picture that Anna took while I was talking to one of our babysitters before we left for a date:
And lastly, I will leave you with her little photo shoot in honor of her 6 months of life!  The last ones are great - she puts everything in her mouth and that includes the 6 month sticker. Enjoy!