This morning was Pickle’s Blessing Day*. I have had all my baby’s blessed on the first Sunday of the month following their birth. This makes them 2 or 3 weeks old. It is quite soon after birth, but I really love that they are so tiny and that we are celebrating so soon.
Jason’s aunt sent us an afghan that his mother made before she passed away over a decade ago, just in time for today. It was a VERY VERY hot day so it was a perfect backdrop for her little blessing day portrait.
It was really important to me that we get a family photo to tide me over until we can get a professional one taken, so I planned out the outfits and hairdos and even the pickle jewelry. P & I wore matching mother/daughter bracelets made by my friend Angela. It took me 2 hours to get myself and 3 girls ready for this photo….oh my how life has changed!
We were lucky to have my parents in town. My Dad was in the circle during the blessing and we took some photos with them as well.
Pickle cried the entire blessing, and Jason did a great job of letting her have her say, and then he would have his. He kept very calm and cool even though she was squawking. When he was done he held her up for all to see and there was an audible “aw” from the congregation, then he gave her a big smack on the cheek and handed her back to me. And then she burped.
Then & Now:
Now we are 5: