Last Sunday I realized two things: (1) we hadn't made any plans about Phoebe's baby blessing, and (2) we only had Grandpa here for another week. So I brought up the topic with Andrew and he said he'd ask the bishop for permission to bless Phoebe at home this Sunday. And then I forgot about it (because I have a few other things on my plate) until yesterday afternoon when I asked Andrew if he had heard from the bishop.
He had not because he forgot to contact the bishop at all, so he quickly texted the bishop and got an equally quick response. So, we blessed Phoebe early this evening (or late this afternoon). It ended up being 5:00 because that was a good time for Brother McClure to pop by.
Phoebe, of course, wore the same blessing gown that I wore, which Auntie Josie later wore, and which Rachel, Miriam, and Zoë all wore in turn. Phoebe was just about drowning in it—compared to her sisters, who were each a few months old when they were blessed—but I think she looks quite similar to my picture in the blessing gown. Phoebe hasn't quite had time to grow her cheeks yet...
Daddy gave a lovely blessing to Phoebe, "locking in" her gentle nature, he joked.
Here's Phoebe with her Daddy and Grandpa:
And with Mommy and Daddy:
Taking family pictures increases in difficulty with every child we add, it seems, but we got a few good ones in there:
So sweet! Congrats to Phoebe on her blessing day. I love the pictures so much. That one of Grandpa with the kids is precious, as are the family pictures - and, of course, all the pics with Phoebe in her blessing gown. :)ReplyDelete