Wednesday, November 7, 2012

8 Months

Who me?  8 months already?

My how time flies!  LE is now 8 months old.  She is changing so rapidly that it's hard to keep up sometimes.

She still hasn't really mastered crawling.  She is EXTREMELY proficient at the "army crawl" and can get somewhere in one big hurry!  LE thinks "patty cake" cures all things.  And she's picked up bobbing her head from side to side when she's "talking" to someone.  She is a true joy to Ken and me and we continue to enjoy watching her grow and develop even more into her own person.

Am I cute, or what!

Patty Cake, Patty Cake!

Monday, November 5, 2012


Sunday was a great day of celebration in our household.  LE was baptized!  It was such a wonderful day and a blessing to have all of our family around us.  LE wore the dress I had smocked before she was born as her christening dress and I was so pleased that it still fit.

Meeting up with the family before the service
Loving on Bamma while Aunt Emily & Uncle Steve look on

Getting some love from Aunt Sue and Callen
I could not have asked for a better baby during the service.  She entertained herself in our pew during Mass (although she did get a little fussy right before the baptism).  While we were gathered around the baptismal font, she was enthralled by the water bubbling in it and when it came time to be "sprinkled," she reached out for the water in the font.  Ken pulled her little hand away, but Father McDade said, "Let her play in it if she wants to."  Little did he know how much of a water baby she is!  LE stuck her hand in the water and there it stayed until the process concluded.

After we all processed back to the front of the church, Ken and I went up on the altar and Father sat her on the altar saying, "This is the ONLY time you will ever be allowed to sit on the altar!" which, of course, got a chuckle from everyone.  After pronouncing her "...truly a child of god," the congregation clapped and she looked around the room at all those people.  I believe that LE was enjoying being the center of attention.  (I wonder WHERE she gets that???)

After the service, we took some pictures and then headed back to our house for a full blown family lunch of spaghetti, meatballs, Italian sausage, salad, bread and, of course, CAKE!  The cake from Olexa's was beautiful and it tasted heavenly!

LE with her proud Mommee and Daddy

Our little family with LE's godparents, Cynthia and Brad

What a wonderful blessing!

So precious to us!

With Callen (and Callen's boots)

Loving from Aunt Melissa

Beautiful Monogrammed cake from Olexa's

It tastes as good as it looks!

I feel so blessed to have had everyone join us for LE's baptism.  It was a special day and to have family and friends celebrate with us made it all the more enjoyable!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Bugging" Out

LE's first Halloween was fairly low-key.  Since she isn't old enough to have any sweets yet, I thought the best thing to do would be to put her in her costume and go visiting!  Since she's "cute as a bug" anyway, I chose a Ladybug costume for her.

We started off the afternoon at my parents' house.  Bamma and Big Pat hadn't seen LE in awhile and it was good to visit with them.  LE definitely enjoyed being the center of attention.  And she even made a new friend--although Bonsai wasn't QUITE sure what to do about her being down on his level!
Being entertained by Bamma

Loving on Big Pat

A flying bug

Happy Baby Bug
Hmmm...who is this and why is he so fuzzy?

After leaving Bamma and Big Pat's, we made a quick stop at the Hardware store to see Daddy and Grandaddy.  They were thrilled to see LE!

Since Mama Jane was already at church, we stopped by there on the way home.  I didn't grab my camera out of the car when we went in, but suffice it to say that LE was introduced to EVERYONE there.  She was fascinated by all the children in their costumes, the colors, and the noise.

It was a fun (and tiring) evening for LE and her mommee!  But I'm looking forward to more of these events in the future!