Saturday, January 31, 2009

Wes finally meets his granddaughter!---Carly's blessing

This weekend we are in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the baby blessing of our first and only grandchild, Carly Amelia. She was blessed today by her Father, Dave. Here they are posing for the big event. Dave and his mother are the only members of the church and so it was also a great opportunity for missionary work. Dave's father, grandfather, aunt, uncle and two cousins attended along with a co-worker and his family. It was a wonderful day for all of us. Carly was blessed in the same dress her mother wore for her blessing and it was made out of scraps from my wedding dress.



This weekend was also the first time Wes has seen his grand-daughter. They had a lot of catching up to do and Carly seemed very happy to see him.

He played games with her . . .


And gave her kisses.
Max, the dog, was jealous and demanded equal time. Wes wasn't quite as happy about that, however.


On Saturday we ventured out to the Garden of the Gods, to admire the rock formations. Here Grandpa even insisted on pushing the stroller.


Later they were so worn out they had to take a nap.


Despite all the time the two of them spent together, I did get a few minutes with Carly. Here she is wide awake. That was unusual for when I would hold her. After a while we started calling me "Grandma Boring" because every time I took her she would fall asleep. Of course I loved that.
We are sure tomorrow will be a fun day as well and then we are flying home, tomorrow night, leaving our hearts behind in Colorado with this sweet little girl--and her parents, of course.

I think for the first time in my life I truly understand the scripture, "joy and rejoicing in your posterity" as my family has increased over the past year it has brought so much joy to my life and of course . . . joy to my journey.

12 comments:

Neil and Meredith Larson said...

My dad met Grace for the first time when he came out for her blessing and he was sooo funny. She started smiling when I was pushing her in her stroller and he pretty much shoved me out of the way to get to her! and at the airport he couldn't help with bags because he had to be holding Grace! he was so funny my mom nick named him the baby hog

M said...

Dad is so cute! I can't wait to see Carly! She looked so awake in the picture of you holding her!

Becky said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

gramee said...

it is so hard to leave them behind.. we lived in a different state from our 3 grandbabies until 3 months ago.. we are so happy now to see them any time we want! she is beautiful by the way!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Absolutely adorable baby and family. What a great event! Thank you for sharing the experience from top to bottom with all the fun photos. What a lucky grandma:)

Kristin

Heidi Ashworth said...

Oh, how neat! How fun! She's a gorgeous baby and what a neat idea for a blessing gown! I wish I could have seen it in better detail . .

Momza said...

Well you're here in my neck of the woods! I would love to meet you for lunch Monday before you head out! If you can make it, let me know!

Lisa said...

She is so beautiful and I love her name Carly. How wonderful that she got to wear a piece of your wedding dress. Sacred ordinances shared from grandmother to granddaughter.

Shannon said...

Congratulations! We have a few years to go before meeting our first grandchild, but I can't wait! (Well, ok I can until the time, place, and person are right!) Glad you had such a fun weekend.

Marilyn said...

Oh-my favorite is the one where he is kissing her cute chubby cheeks. I love kissing babies on the cheek. They are SO delicious! She's a cutie.

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Hello - me again:)

My husband turned 50 last summer in June. He insisted he didn't want me to do anything special for his birthday (and I really think he meant it:) But I couldn't just let it go by, so I invited many of our good friends and family over to celebrate with us, and it was mostly a surprise party. No black balloons or anything big, just friends and family for dinner. But we had about 50 and I think he had a really good time.

I really like the three day idea you mentioned. I'm going to keep that in mind. I actually have a few friends turning 50 this year also, and they want to do a 'girls' trip away somewhere, sometime during the year. Probably in the fall - so we shall see. No definite plans yet . . .

Have a good day!

Kristin

Christina said...

She's adorable, and I can tell you're a great grandma. My oldest is only 9, so I can't quite imagine grandkids yet.