Tuesday, November 1, 2011

In Which We Bless the Baby and Party

So we have been planning for Sunday since April. We wanted to be able to have some of my family who lives out of state make it for the blessing, so we chose to have it around Halloween since Nevada has a state holiday around then and Jeannie and her kids get to be let out of school. An added bonus is that Olivia's birthday is only 3 days before our chosen blessing day, so we also chose to celebrate her birthday with a party after the blessing.

So as you can see, we had a very busy weekend, but a very fun weekend. Jeannie and her family arrived late, late Friday night so all day Saturday was spent playing with her family. We made plans to have our own little Halloween party where Grandma set up a candy hunt, there was pumpkin carving and just good ol' fun playing around. At the end of the night we all went out for ice-cream. The whole day was just filled with fun. Olivia just couldn't get enough of her cousins, she had so much fun with them. She still is just going around our house saying their names.

Tractor rides with Grandpa are the best!

Grandma's candy hunt was so much fun!

Taking a walk and feeding the horses

Sunday was a very busy day, with getting everything ready for the blessing. We held the blessing at my parents house, because apparently we chose to bless JD on the day the whole valley had stake conference. It turned out just perfect. I can never thank my mom enough for everything that she did for us, and does for us. We had a really good turn out with our friends and family. It gives me such a warm feeling to know that we have so many people out there who love and support us. It gives me an even warmer feeling to know that Frankie holds the priesthood and is able to bless our family because of that. There was such a beautiful spirit there as Frankie took our infant son into his arms to give him a name and a blessing.

Once we were finished with the blessing, we ate and partied! The food was all very delicious all thanks to my mom. (Once again, I can't thank her enough for everything she does for our family.) When things slowed down with the food, we let Olivia open up her birthday presents. She didn't quite have the reaction I thought she would to her presents, she was just so reserved about all of her presents. She was just so overwhelmed with all of the people there and all of these new toys to play with, that she just didn't know what to do with it all. (Now she plays with those new toys all of the time.)

It was a very busy day, but it all passed by so fast. Thanks to everyone for coming and celebrating our two beautiful children.

(I don't have any pictures from the blessing and party because we forgot our camera. I have to get them from my mom, so those pictures will be coming.)

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