Twin sis (whom the Love Magnet is named after) came to support us. We also had many of both sides of the family present. This was a huge weekend. Not only was it a baptism, but is was a farewell for Firstborn who was leaving to go on a mission to Romania.
The Love Magnet was so excited. Her big brother was going to baptize her and her daddy would confirm her a member of the Church and give her the gift of the Holy Ghost. She was so thrilled that the room was full of people she loved.
I worried a little about how she would feel about the baptismal clothing. But it turned out to be soft (and not scratchy as I remembered from my own baptism when I was 8. Mr. Wonderful had reminded me to bring a white tshirt and white bike shorts for her to wear underneath. Good thing - with those on, she did not freak out over wearing unfamiliar clothing or over the feeling of the elastic waistband. As soon as she changed (which was 15 minutes before the ordination), she tried to immediately step (dive) into the font. I had to stop her more than once and remind her that other things (talks, singing, and prayers) had to happen first.
This was Firstborn's first baptism. I love that his first baptism was for his sister. It is not appropriate to take pictures during the ordination. The Love Magnet led the music. Seconborn and Thirdborn gave the opening and closing prayers. The Grandmothers each gave a talk on baptism and on The Holy Ghost. The Grandpas served as witnesses. Firstborn did a great job with the actual baptism. When the Love Magnet came out of the water, she announced to everyone watching that she forgot to plug her nose. It didn't bother her. She just shook her head and kept smiling. In the dressing room, after the baptism and before the confirmation she kept saying to me "Mom, I feel so AMAZING!"