So, I need to figure out how to work the new Blogger site. Not tonight, though, not tonight. I have been
meaning to post about Ivy's baby blessing for a few days now, but things have been busy.
We were so grateful for our family members that came out to Sacramento to support Ivy on her big day. Scott did a great job and there was very little crying from Ivy. I guess my father-in-law was the "Keep the Binky in the mouth person" during the blessing. I was able to listen to most of the blessing. Ada was climbing all over the bench, trying to get her cousins attention, etc. It wasn't until my SIL Jenny, grabbed Ada and pulled her over the bench to sit with her that I was able to pay attention. Thanks Jenny.
Baby Ryan is seriously awesome. Love that kid. Doesn't he have the best rosy cheeks? This baby is all smiles...unless of course you make him cry (one time it happened)
My sis and Brian lovin Baby Ivy
Some of the gang. Ada and Maggie are close cousins...in age and friendship. These girls are a little sneaky too. At one point during the day, Ada's older cousin came up to us (Me, Scott and Doug) asking if it was okay to play out in the front. I told them that only if adults were there. Scott asked if there were any kids out there and she said that Maggie and Ada are across the street. Doug and Scott jump up and sure enough, there were the little girls, talking to the neighbors looking at their new baby. Awhile after that incident, Ada told me she was going outside. Before I could grab her, she was sprinting down the driveway, barefoot, and was soon into the street, running full speed. I was yelling her to stop while chasing after her in my high heeled boots. I have to admit, I laughed while running after her because I was picturing how funny I probably looked yelling at my 2 year old daughter to come back while trying to catch her.
Ivy and Daddy
Spending time in the kitchen
I had to post this picture because it is so classic. Chad is famous at making Congo Bars (pure deliciousness) and my mom is famous for spooning out some dough before he puts it in the oven. I didn't mean to get her in the picture, but after I saw this, I couldn't resist. Love you Mom!!
Grandpa Foley, Aunt Jenny, Cousins Ryan and Patrick.
My sister was kind enough to take some notes during the blessing because she probably knew I was going to be distracted a little with Ada.
Here are some of the notes she took:
That Ivy was blessed to be born in this time with the Gospel on the earth
Her blessed her to stay close to the Savior and blessed her to be close to the spirit while facing all of her challenges
He blessed her to be a good example to her family and friends and to do what's right in the face of temptation
When the time is right, Scott blessed Ivy to choose a worthy man to take to the temple and marry for time and all eternity.
It was a really special day for our family. Thanks again for those that came out to support us! We love you