A girl in my ward took some cute pictures of Sydney (on a freezing cold day) at Bowl and Pitcher. Then my amazing friend Julie turned one into this adorable invitation to send to friends and family.
Her baptism was wonderful! She had so much family there to support her: all of her aunts and uncles, two sets of grandparents and five great-grandparents!!! Grandpa Doug spoke, all of the cousins sang “I am a Child of God,” Sydney recited the 4th article of faith and shared what it means, Bishop Hardy welcomed her and had Garth and I share very teary testimonies to Sydney. It was a perfect evening and hopefully one she will always remember.
It’s hard to get this little dancer to pose normal for a picture :)
Garth bought Sydney these white gold and aquamarine earrings (her birthstone). I thought he was a little crazy to buy something that nice for an 8 year old, but she takes very good care of them and it was a special moment with Dad.
As a side note, I made these amazing caramel apples for treats afterward. Dipped in caramel, then white chocolate, then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Then you slice them with an apple slicer to get the perfect ratio of apple to sweetness!