Photo by Alisha Siddoway
I know this is possibly the most beautiful baby you've ever seen, but that's not all she is. Since Mike blessed her to follow the examples of her grandmas, aunts, sisters and mother, she is going to be the most talented, smart, funny, kind girl in the world. And that's just by following my example. Okay, not really. She's lucky she has all these wonderful women who love her to give her really good examples to follow and to balance out my faulty parenting.
Ellsie-Bellsie was blessed August 1, 2010 and Mike gave her a beautiful blessing. We named her Elizabeth Anne (after two of my favorite literary characters). He cries every time he gives our babies a name and a blessing and it makes me a little teary-eyed too. The baby blessing ordinance, with the men who will help protect and lead the baby forming a circle around her, their hands supporting and holding her, is one of my most favorite.
Afterward we went to the Hooper Civic Center and ate Cafe Rio copycat food. Mmmmm!
Thanks Alisha for the awesome photos! You are so talented! (I'm sure it helps when your subjects are so naturally good looking.)
Mom, I need to get the picture I took with you and Dad and Ellie to put right here. (Ah, here it is, finally)
Grandma and Grandpa H on blessing day at the Civic Center where we had the luncheon.
Grandpa and Grandma C holding Ellie on blessing day in their backyard.
One week later Ellie's cousin Breanna was blessed. It will be so fun to have a cousin (two cousins!) so close!