Each month I have been taking a picture of Sebastian on the orange chair just like we did with Dayla and the newspaper. I love doing this to see the growth over each month; it is simply amazing. Here is our little guy through the from one to six months:
*Full six month post coming in a couple days with video and likes/dislikes and fun facts. Also stay tuned for Sebastian’s six month photo shoot!*
Daniel and I have been to the rodeo once before with friends when we were all pre-kids. It was such fun last time we went; there is something about being there that makes me feel very American. You are handed a flag upon entering, the national anthem is sung, prayers are said, honors to soldiers given, and cowboy hats are everywhere. Last Friday we got to go again; off to the Ramona Rodeo we went with Dayla and Sebastian in tow.
When we passed the pink cowgirl hats, I asked Dayla if she wanted to try one on to which she responded: “I don’t want to try one on. I really want to buy one and I think if I try it on, I will have trouble not buying one.” She knows that her mama and dad don’t usually buy such things; I couldn’t help but giggle at my 4.5 year olds mature response. So Daniel and I decided if it were $15 or less, we would get her one. Off to the booth we went…and wouldn’t you know it: exactly $15.
The delight on her face all night as she wore that pink cowgirl hat made our night too.
To put it simply: we had a blast. The bucking broncos, cattle roping, and the beautiful “Rodeo Queens” was the perfect excitement for our little 4.5 year old girl.
We didn’t make a big fuss about it…but we wanted to dedicate Sebastian. I love the way that Christian churches do this (a bit different than the Catholic baptism I grew up knowing); asking the church body, family, and friends to hold us accountable to raising our child in a Godly way. Asking them to step in and convict us if we are not.
No fuss…but so meaningful.
Today we dedicated Sebastian at Cornerstone Church in Poway, CA. The bow tie was a big hit with all the ladies.