Our girl celebrated a special milestone in her faith last weekend, her First Communion.
I was able to take her official photos early as to NOT stress on the "big day" and I was SO THANKFUL to have done it that way! Freed me up to just enjoy the service, watch her and then only take some snaps with family that day.
Here were some faves from the BIG DAY! Her with her giant cookie cake (that was INDEED as good as it looks!) I had to throw the reminder of it out because I kept sneaking into the container!!
Bella received a present from Gaga (my mom) early! I matching First Communion dress for her American Girl doll! It is so very pretty and made beautifully. We found it on Etsy.
Here she is with both sets of Grandparents!
And of course her Godparents ...
Perhaps the hardest photo to get ... the one with her brothers (and the Virgin Mary!)!
And a favorite, a family photo!
I was super proud of my big girl (I still am!). Seems like only yesterday we celebrated her BAPTISM (totally worth clicking on the link to see the cute photos and how much everyone has changed!!!). I especially loved that Bella wanted her hair in a bun. Being able to see her pretty face made my heart happy.
There are two things I want to remember about this day. 1) She was SO NERVOUS the first part of Mass. I could see that she was anxious and had anxiety. After she received Communion he weight of a thousand bricks was OFF of her shoulders. And 2) Poor thing must have felt like crap because the night before this she jumped OFF of the trampoline and broke her arm. She told me it didn't hurt, but I KNOW it did. She was such a trooper.
What a special little lady. I'm lucky to be her Mama. ;)