January 7th was Baylor's blessing day. It was a wonderful day and lots of family came to support us- my parents flew in from Idaho, Dale and Margaret, Anna and Scott and their family, and Aaron and Rachel and their family. I was so worried that Baylor would cry during her blessing like Paige did and tried everything possible to make sure she would be sleeping during it. Right before she was going to be blessed she woke up but she did great. Nate gave her a beautiful blessing. Some of the things mentioned in the blessing were that Baylor would be healthy, follow the words in the scriptures, be a light to her friends and family, develop a testimony of the Savior, that she would share her testimony with others, and that she would be worthy to enter the temple one day. He said that when they were blessing her she gave everyone a big smile but then the binky fell out and Aaron saved her from crying by getting it back in her mouth.
We got back home from church and took some pictures and enjoyed visiting with family.
All tuckered out from her big day.
We had a big family dinner and then Nate and I made some donuts for dessert as our way of thanking everyone for coming and just to enjoy.
While we were busy in the kitchen Baylor got passed around and loved all the cuddles.
The donuts were devoured and were SO good!
My parents were here for a few extra days. It was nice to visit with them and Baylor and Paige got to have more grandparent time. They are so lucky to have such amazing grandparents on both sides to love them that do so much for them and with them.
Monday was a beautiful day for January and so while Paige was at school we went on a walk at Nolte State Park.
Wednesday morning was the day my parents left. We wanted pictures of Paige and Baylor with both of their grandparents. We were planning on having them both in the picture but Baylor decided to sleep in and Paige had to go to school so they each got their own picture. :)
I have been wanting to get some better pictures of Baylor in her blessing dress. The day of her blessing was busy and we were enjoying family and not worrying about getting the perfect picture so yesterday Nate and I did a little photo shoot with Baylor and the pictures turned out perfect!
Margaret found her dress at the thrift store for 99 cents and I decided to use it but alter it to make it just how I wanted it to look. It was nice to be able to use the dress as a base instead of having to sew a whole dress. This is what the dress looked like before. It had another little bit on the bottom that was eyelet material that I already cut off before I decided to take a before picture. I added the layers on the bottom and it turned out just like I imagined.
Baylor is one happy baby and has the sweetest smile. She smiles all the time and I love it and I love her so much!