Last Friday, we flew home to Chicago (first flight with all three kids!) to celebrate Alexis' baptism at St. Edmund Church. It was beautiful to watch our little niece being blessed and emotional in remembering the family history of my childhood church - I was baptized over 30 years ago, received my 1st communion, confirmation, marriage and had two of my own kids baptized there. In typical Draper fashion, I was a sobbing mess watching baby Lexi and her proud parents. After the ceremony, we all partied back at my Mom's house to end the day. Sunday morning Violet and Max were showered with early birthday gifts and then we met our cousins at a local park to run off some energy. In bed by 8pm that night, we had a 4am wake up call to fly back home. We loved every minute of our trip home and can't wait to get back there (although I'll take a break from traveling with three kids for awhile)!
Alexis and her mama.
Auggie wanting in on part of the action.
Kids helping bless the water.
Violet convinced Aunt Kelly how fun it is to brush hair.
One of my oldest friends, Emily and her beautiful family, Adam and baby Jack.
New backpack for preschool!
Riding the trains at Rehm Park. Same ones my brothers and me rode as kids.