My oldest had his First Communion amidst the chaos of us all entering the Church -- and he's a boy anyway. Preparing my second child for this Sacrament had the added benefit of shopping for pretty things.
Sunday morning was a beautiful time to reflect on how far our family has come from our first exploratory visits to a Catholic Mass a few years ago and how fortunate we all are to be able to receive the Lord in the Eucharist.
I wonder sometimes whether the Eastern churches example of giving Confirmation and Communion at the same time as Baptism might be the better way, but since we are Westerners and the tradition is for a delay in these Sacraments, I am going to embrace the tradition and the celebration that comes with it.
Want to see a few more pictures? Go to my friend's page. The shortest girl is mine (as is the shortest altar boy)