Monday, June 21, 2010

Blessing Day

We blessed Kole in church this last Sunday. Kenny gave him a beautiful blessing. He mentioned Kole having a long, happy, healthy life. He didn't mention what he really wanted to include - that Kole would someday become a starting linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. Needless to say, I was happy with the blessing.

Blessing Kole on Father's Day made it extra special for our family. I was so proud of my two boys.

Glad my mom was there for our special day. Also glad she was there to help us all get out the door and to our early morning church on time. It takes an army these days!

We snapped a few pictures before church but we were in such a rush that I didn't know if any would turn out so I tried to get everyone together again right after church. Sadly, the picture above is the best of that bunch. I like to call this one "my daughter - the Egyptian." Pictures never happen for us after church. Kids are too squirly from sitting still for so long and we are all too anxious to get out of our dress-up clothes and back into our pajamas. Kole felt the same and was ready for a nap so I didn't even get one picture of just him in his little blessing outfit. I'll have to put him in it another time and snap a few.

Our biggest blessing is having this little guy in our lives. We are so grateful for him. He made our family complete and we couldn't love him more.

21 comments:

Bobbidee said...

So fun to be the first to comment! :) So glad you had a great day--the pics are cute! You look Fabulous and what a great way to spend Father's Day. Yeah--I always have to take pics of the babies on a different day in their "outfit".

Koni Hunter said...

Hey Erin,
I bet Sunday was such a great day! I can't believe how big he's already getting. He looks so different from when I saw him last.
Congrats to you all!!

Shari said...

Um, you look beautiful!!! And skinny!!!

But Kole, NOT so skinny. That boy is huge! That's the first thing Butch said when he sat down after the blessing, "Wow, that kid is huge." :)

Kenny may just get his wish. That boy is football player material.

Becky said...

Congratulations and how special to have his blessing on Father's Day. Go Chargers!

Katrina said...

What a beautiful day!
Kole is getting so big. He's huge, actually! HUGE!
I think he just might be a linebacker one day...if he keeps this up! And check out that big smile of his!! I love it :)
Congratulations on his blessing day!

andee said...

what a special day for your family.

Amber@Timeless Treasures said...

Very nice post. The boys look so handsome and all the ladies very pretty! I love the Egyptian photo!! Looking back at something like that will bring you more smiles and memories than those that are "perfect". And with all that has happened to your family I think it is quite clear God is watching down on all of you very intently.

God Bless from Kansas!

Kelli said...

What a sweet day. Our Caleb was dedicated on Father's Day the year he was born too and it was so sweet. Happy Tuesday!

kami @ no biggie said...

Happy Blessing Day for little Kole! I love all the pictures!

Erin, you look great!

Alijoy said...

Blessings - another beautiful post. I'm not sure if I have commented before but I love reading your blog. Part of it is that I feel like much that you write could have come from my mouth. I have a blog as well but don't get nearly as many posts in...

...the reason being is our little guy, born March 25th, who was also dedicated on Sunday. We too had a chaotic day - and no picture alone in his gown (we have my great great grandfather's).

Keep up the posting, I'm glad your health has improved and I look forward to seeing how your family grows (btw - our Mitchell is now 14 lbs 11 oz as of last week. Great cheeks and thighs lol!)

Take care
Alison

Devan and Lexie said...

What a fun day. These pictures are darling! You look SO good.

Lacey said...

He is such a little chunk! So dang cute! The pictures are darling!

Bonnie said...

Erin you look so good! And I just want to squeeze Kole! He is so adorable! What a fun Fathers Day! Special gift for Kenny.

amy said...

Kole is looking SO BIG these days!!! Sad I wasn't there for his blessing.I was still in Utah. Our 3 week vacation has sadly come to a close and we are getting back into the swing of things. Any chance we'll see you at the beach tomorrow?? ;)

p.s. I agree with Shari, YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!

Hopie said...

YEA!!!!

Nancy said...

I can see a line backer in the makings!! Oh my goodness...Kole has grown sooo much! You all look wonderful, especially Kole's cute little mommy...you are such a doll, Erin! Hope you are having fun with your mom there with you! Life is always a party when she is around! Love you!

Josie said...

ERIN! Hello skinny, stylish girl who does not look like she could possibly own that chunky baby in her arms! You look amazing. Seriously stunning! I think the family pics turned out great! They are all darling, and love Ellie's little pose. So glad it was a wonderful day for all of you! And I agree, Kole is looking more like a football player all the time!

Kristin said...

Kole looks big enough to be a star football player! What a doll! Love the pic of you two, Erin.

Dave, Gretchen, Cam, Abbie & Sadie said...

What a fun day!! I love the picture of him smiling at you!! And the one of Kenny hold 'his boy'!!! I can't believe how big he is getting already!! He is SO DARLING!!!

Darci said...

oh, so great to see pictures of the blessing day. I saw you from afar....and yes you really do look amazing and are amazing! love you Erin!

Bake Party of 6 said...

Erin you look fabulous and Kole is so adorbale! What a fantastic day to bless your cute little guy. You guys have a beautiful little family.