Here are the much requested photos of the boys in their blessing outfits. I played with them a little in iphoto and they turned out pretty good. I love the way Professor’s outfit glows in his picture, and how sharp Pirate’s outfit is. And you have to have one together!
I also included a picture of Butterfly and her bff Vinny on the blessing day. Those two sure do love to play together. When Butterfly saw Vinny at the party she said, “Well hi Vinny!” and gave him a huge hug. So cute!
blessing, picture taking
It’s been a very busy couple of days. I have a lot of good posts coming up (birth story! Butterfly’s 3 year old stats! 6 week doctor visit for me!). But let’s start with the blessing.
Since there were so many of us pregnant in my ward, the boys and our good friends’ baby Brooklyn were blessed on Sunday. We had a lot of family come from Virginia and the grandparents from Utah came too. Also, we have Flower (our niece) who has come to stay with us for a month and help out with Butterfly. She is 14 and a huge help!
Anyway, the blessing. Our friends were able to join us too and it was great to see everyone. The blessings went really well. They weren’t very different, which is interesting. I thought they might be. Pirate’s blessing commented on his patience and Professor’s blessing commented on his loudness. Because he is loud. But he didn’t cry through the blessing and I was sure he would. A nice meeting.
We all went home (except for Butterfly…she had to go to her class! And then to the party! Okay? Okay.) and had some sandwiches and salads in the park behind our house. It was really nice and everyone was having a great time.
Everyone was winding down and I was sitting by my parents. We thought maybe we should start gathering the food up because it looked a little cloudy and they were calling for showers in the afternoon. My dad said he felt a drop so the 3 of us stood up to go start moving food inside. And that’s when the heavens opened. It poured. People ran for the food, ran for the babies, and ran for cover. We got everything inside without being too wet and everyone kind of stood around on our deck and under trees for about 20 minutes. And then we kind of migrated inside.
It was great to have everyone in my house, but it was hot and kind of in disarray. I had not anticipated people being inside that much so the food and everything was craziness. But that’s okay. The boys had a great time being held by everyone, and I think it was a good time.
The only thing that I’m sad about (a little) is that in all the commotion, I wasn’t able to get pictures of the boys in their blessing outfits. Maybe one of the grandpas got it. Still, I think tomorrow we will put them back in their outfits and get a picture done.
blessing, P and P
Yesterday I got two very small half smiles from Pirate. You could tell he was thinking about it both times. Today, he gave me a HUGE toothless grin! He looked so happy and pleased to see me. Wow, it’s amazing how much these smiles make everything worth it. They can’t come at a more needed time!
Professor gave a small half smile to Juice yesterday too so we’re hopeful that the smiley phase is coming for both of them. It’s my favorite stage. I love these little smiles.
Juice played hooky today and we all went to the recourse center and showed Daddy around. We did a craft, enjoyed circle time, and played with dolls. Well, Juice did all of that with Butterfly, I sat and talked to my friend Laura while the boys slept. A fun morning!
We then stopped by a fast food place for lunch (why not make a day of it?) and as we were leaving, we saw a semi hit a bright yellow convertible in the intersection. The convertible was going very fast, and I think the semi thought the convertible was not going to go through the light so he started to go. They met right in the middle. The yellow convertible spun around, hit a van right behind the semi’s trailer, and skidded to a stop. Ouch. And who should step out of the convertible but a cop in all her gear. Ooohhh…not good for the semi driver.
We are getting ready for the boys’ blessing this weekend. I will be making the great chicken salad tomorrow, and we have a bunch of tables and chairs being delivered so we can have ourselves some food outside. I love having spring babies so we can have all their parties outside. It also helps that we are right next to a park! I’m excited to see these guys in their blessing outfits. And of course, pictures will be coming!
blessing, Pirate Firsts, resource center