The Quote-

"Parenthood is why some animals eat their young"

-by Someone Really Smart

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Baby Blessing

Okay, so we actually blessed Melanie over a month ago on February 7th. The same day that Erik woke up with a fever, actually. Which is why I am just now posting it, seeing as how it's been quite a busy month with Erik sick, then Melanie in the hospital, then Erik sick again (more on that later).

Let me start out by saying that, once again, my mother-in-law Linda is amazing. I was very picky about the kind of blessing dress I wanted for Melanie and asked her if she would make it, but I knew she would try and get out of making it by buying one. Lucky for me I have expensive taste, and the one that I absolutely fell in love with was $250, which she was not willing to pay. Here's the original:

Kent gave her a beautiful blessing. Such a lucky little girl to have such a great daddy!

These are from the day we blessed her.

I wanted to try and get some cute pictures of her with her dress. These next ones weren't done until about two weeks later, after she was out of the hospital and feeling better. But isn't the dress absolutely beautiful? Linda did such an amazing job making the dress and don't you think it looks exactly like the original? Thank you Linda! And I have to mention that my grandmother, Donna, made this blanket for her, and my friend, Tara, made her that sweet bracelet. Thanks, ladies!

Once Melanie fell asleep in the wagon, I took the boys for a walk to try and get some pictures of them.

This one is my favorite.


Jess, Andrew and Family said...

Those pictures are BEAUTIFUL! I can't believe your mother-in-law made that dress- it is amazing and does look just like the picture.
Hope you guys are doing good on the other side of the country!

David said...

Ok, sooo, yes, I do LOVE the dress. I too have expensive tastes and lovely ideas for little girl dresses. The dress is better than any you could buy because it is handmade by grandmother and it is beautiful! Your pictures turned out great of course, although I didn't expect the best one... the last one! I love seeing my little ones hold hands. The friendship is palatable!

Stephanie Saunders said...

Uh, who's David?

Millers! said...

Super gorgeous dress... love it. and she looked so cute! Love the picture of the boys holding hands!

Jamie said...

Darling dress and that picture of the boys is so sweet! Your MIL is very talented.

Anonymous said...

"David" was Rosalyn (Kim's sister), but her internet was signed on as her husband. lol

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes! The dress and all pic's are adorable. I'm so happy to read such loving comments towards MIL's, because I love my sons in law just as much as my own boys.

Can you send me a photo I can send to Tana?