John-Paul received his First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 7th. The Church looked beautiful:
Smiling after it was all done! He did a great job with the first reading, but wasn't close enough to the microphone, so I'm not sure how many people in the church actually heard him.
Isn't that CCD Director in the back the most handsomest man you have ever seen? ;)
19 children received First Communion at our parish:
Gammy and John-Paul:
Grandpa and Gammy with J-P. It was around this picture that he stated he had forgotten how to smile.
With Uncle Brian, his godfather:
The cake I slaved over. Not!
The three cousins who all made their First Communion within the last week (Bridget, J-P, and Caitlin):
Lots of good food and conversation at the party. I should have taken more pictures, especially of the 19 cousins playing outside, but I was feeling too pregnant to go out there.
Miraculously, John-Paul found his smile again while opening up presents. He made out like a bandit, with gifts of money, and many religious items:
And Mom and Dad gave him some secular gifts as well - candy, gum, and a new Wii game!