This past weekend was party central around here. It started out on Thursday when my mom arrived from Lethbridge. Here are Ty and my mom waiting for party guests:
On Friday evening Marc's parents, sister Shareen and her husband Craig arrived. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon they set up the tent for the party in case of rain.
Marc purchased wine called Marcus James for the sangria. He was buying some other wine when the cashier asked for ID and saw his name and told him that they had wine named after him. He said if they had wine named Tyrn James he would have bought all their stock. ;)
On Saturday we started getting some of the food ready. Here we are making salads and getting the dessert ready.
After getting the food ready and having a picnic outside we headed to one of our favourite sunshine walks. A beaver dam on DND land. Thanks for the sunglasses Auntie Shareen and Uncle Craig!
Sunday morning we got up bright and early to get ready for Ty's big day (that is except for Ty, he slept until 9:00). Here he is in the baptism outfit my mom got for him.
We were excited to get Tyrn baptized and welcome him into the community of our church. We have been at our church for 6 years and are so happy to welcome Ty into Heartland CRC. Marc spoke about the importance of community in his life, and his hope of raising Ty in the same way his parents raised him. I spoke about my faith over the years, and my hope that Ty absorb more of the love of Christianity, and not the guilt.
After church we returned to our house for the party to start! Our friend Chad had come over earlier in the day to begin roasting a pig.
The pig was a huge hit and absolutely delicious. With all the salads and appys everyone else brought we had quite a feast! Pastor Mike is obviously a vociferous carnivore.
After Marc took the above picture, he gave the camera to Clive, who then took this picture of me. I love it!
We rented a bouncy castle for all the kids to jump in. It was initially a bit rainy, which caused the bouncy castle to leak soap and become a sudsy slippery mess but soon the sun came out and the kids were jumping away.
After the guests left, Marc's dad had great fun turning off the fan, collapsing the castle and drowning us in vinyl, then turning it on and reinflating the castle at the last minute. My mom had fun somersaulting into the crevasses.
All told we had 69 people at Ty's baptism party. 49 adults and 20 kids! A great time was had by all. Ty had better not expect this type of extravaganza for his birthdays.