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Friday, February 6, 2009

Foto Friday: Baby's Blessing

In the LDS faith, we do not baptize infants. For more on that, please visit here. Instead, we give them a name and a blessing. And we dress them up in fancy clothes. Then we all leave church early, go home and eat lots of funeral potatoes. Mmmmm....potatoes...

Sorry about that...I get distracted easily.

We blessed Baby G a few weeks ago when we had all the grandparents on town. Then I neglected to post pictures. In my defense, I didn't get that many good photos. My camera was used as a bribe. The Boy was refusing to have his picture taken because he is three years old and likes to make Mommy cry do his own thing. So I gave him my camera and let him take pictures of everyone else. He happily clicked away while the grandmas worked their cameras. Everyone was happy. Unfortunately, those same grandmas have not sent me copies of their pictures (and I know you're lurking around here so consider this your gentle reminder, ladies).

Here are the pictures I do have...


I cannot tell you how much I love this picture! This is going to be one of my favorites for years to come. Boo is wearing her Christmas dress and Baby is in her blessing gown. It's the same one that Boo wore and I just love it.


Like the shoes? I saw these little socks when Boo was a toddler and have been coveting them ever since. So of course I asked Santa to bring them for Baby. She got six pairs: all with black "shoes" but different colors for the sock portion.

And this is what the Boy was doing while the rest of us were standing for photos:


The picture is blurry because he was constantly in motion (just one more reason why I'm glad Baby is a girl...).

14 comments:

Kristina P. said...

She looks so beautiful! Love the dress.

Jo said...

Awwww! And double awwwww! So cute! Beautiful dress. I love the boy in his puppy mask. All boy that one is! As for the clothes for the baby, I don't think it really matters, although I am not sure how non elastic waists work for her. Any shirt is fine. Thank you for reaching out to her, I can't tell you how much it means.

Heather said...

Mmmm food! Hey I'm guilty of having pictures too so next time I see you I will try to remember to bring my camera! So the boy looks like a mini Grandpa G when Grandpa G put on the dog mask! I have a picture of that too!

Luv2run said...

Your baby is so cute. I love the blessing dress. It is so gorgeous.

Nat said...

How sweet! I love the "shoes"!

Kristie said...

Beautiful dress!! Those socks are too cute!!!

Tipi said...

Jess they take after us, It is Snow White and Rose Red: the Next Generation!
OHHH and the big bad wolf too!

Chris said...

I love the dresses together & the sweet big sis smile. You can't help but giggle at how creative & fun boys can be either!!

Kelly said...

That is such a great pic of the girls together.

Jessica said...

Love the blessing dress! I love the longs ones.

Emma said...

The pictures are very sweet!

Jody said...

She looks beautiful!!!! Thanks for the great description of an LDS baby blessing. I think you got it diwn to a T! LOL!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Such a doll! boys will be boys. that is what I have decided.

Mary said...

Yum, funeral potatoes are my favorite!

Love her gown of course, but the socks are freaking awesome! I got a bunch for my baby too. I love them! They are the only kind of shoes that stay on (as long as the socks do)

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