Sunday, all the babies that were born in 2013, at our church were given a baby blessing...one being our baby girl, Claire!
The baby blessing has been different for each of our children...and special in their own way. This year, they had it for each service..first and second..which was nice since we attend first...we typically, would attend first, go to class and then back to 2nd for the blessing that happens at the beginning...so, it was a nice change! :) Out of 13 babies born, us and 2 other babies were honored at first service...and we all sit in the same area...back left corner..haha!
So, we sang a few songs and then each baby and family were introduced and brought up to the front and given a gift (praise baby cd and a personalized scripture book for Claire)...the congregation prayed over us, we as parents agreed to be great parents :) and then an elder and his wife came and got each family and took us to our personalized banner and again prayed over us and we had communion together! It was a very sweet blessing. Ty flew the coop and headed back to "our" (yes, like everyone, we have our self-proclaimed pew..haha) as we were leaving the front but Hanna stuck with me. Trav and I strive to be great parents who bring their kids up knowing God with He as our center and foundation of marriage, life and child-rearing...so, it's nice having a great support system and our church family behind us along the way! We couldn't ask for a better church family where we look up to so many for guidance!
Funny story....Claire is always her sweet angelic self at church..never hardly makes a peep. I keep her in her carseat carrier and only get her out if she gets hungry and I have to go feed her. We keep her in the carrier for 2 reasons...1)she is usually sleeping and 2) flu and rsv season...:)
Sunday however, I had to get her out immediately since we were about to be called up to the front. I had her sitting in my lap when I heard a loud poop sound...you all know what I am referring to!
I thought, oh great...perfect timing...but if she can just wait until the blessing is over and then I will change her....then I heard it again...and again! OH DEAR! I grabbed a pacifier just in case she let the whole congregation know she wasn't happy...she hates to have a dirty diaper. I just happened to lift her up as they were calling names to find....poop all up her back, all over the back of her dress and panty hose and of course...all on my beige dress! PERFECT! So, I hurriedly grab the wipes (as our name was next) and between me, trav and my mom, we wipe all the excess off her and me and just shove wipes along the waist of her panty hose and the top of her diaper to at least try and keep it in...and I do what any good mom would do...give the poop leaking baby to her daddy and grab the toddler...and a burp cloth to try and hide the poop spot on my dress! lol.
Claire did great during the blessing and didn't make a peep..and watched everyone bless her!
Afterwards, I grabbed the diaper bag and headed to clean her up!
Silly girl! Definitely one to remember! haha! I could have honestly cared less about having poop on my dress standing in front of 350 people....it was all about Claire..and it just comes with the territory...won't be the last time I get pooped on! Just so glad she chose that day to have a big explosion..haha.
With all the poop-age that went on..we skipped out on class..and went and took pictures...bc our photographer was in town...thanks sister! :)
So, if you are wondering where Claire's panty hose went....they were in a bag with poop on them..haha! and her shoes never stay on so, we ditched them early! :)
So, blessed to have 3 baby blessings under our belt! :)
Nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby!!! love her to pieces.
all rested and ready for her baby blessing debut.
with our elder, saying a prayer followed by communion.
and pics after church...
my 2 favorite boys!
our little miss priss...she makes me laugh so much everyday....she has the funniest demeanor and a little mommy attitude! her expressions are hilarious! definitely our social butterfly.
I wish I could post all pics taken....Hanna has a different facial expression in each picture. Travis and I literally sat at the computer laughing at her in each one!! haha..she is such a mess...
and Ty is our reserved, shy child, who follows the rules....
what will Claire be????
our handsome...almost 4 year old.....TEAR!!!
our precious baby girl...almost 3 months old.
"As for me and my house, We Will serve the Lord."