last sunday we went to the LG ward & blessed little cossette kelly. austin blessed her & logan bob, david, my dad, my cousin stevie, & both our youngest brothers were able to participate. it was on her actualy due date which seemed a bit early but with everyone in town, we couldn't pass it up.
we seriously never get to see steve but he was down from oregon & we got to play with him the whole time austin's brothers & stephanie were in town. plus michael & zach both received the melchizedek priesthood a matter of weeks before so this was their first chance to use that. i hope it was as memorable for them as it was for us. too fun!
cossette wore a dress made for her by my madre. with quite the time constraint & it turned out great. it was a beautiful lightweight cotton with tons of lace trim in scallops around the bottom. there's an open jacket, buttoned at the top & cascading down the front to show off the detail of the slip underneath. i loved that it was in a bright white.
what a talented gramvi! thank you!
us with our girls.
afterward we congregated at our house & partied hard! haha. i love her name new flag/sign & can't wait to pull it out for bdays, etc!
besides my beautiful cake being melted into a puddle of gooey-awfulness on the stovetop the night before, the food was great & the company pretty swell too.
this was a first for us & i kind of had an 'i'm an awful mom' moment but i guess most kids fall asleep in their high chair at one time or another... right? validation please??
haha very funny. we're talking about our own baby brothers, not baby brothers for our kids.
aust's younger brothers zach & logan drove out from utah with my sis steph to stay with us for the week. they picked up my little brother to drive him out to college in utah on the way back. they are pretty awesome & we had a blast:
swimming, teaching logi diving, basketballing, horsing, boys afraid to let ellery under watering, bbqing...
wish i had some crazy exciting thing to tell you about but there's not much to write when you essentially haven't left the house in a month.
chief watching his class online with the girls. distracted?
we don't know what we're doing but we're sure having fun learning how to juggle it all. cossette still doesn't weigh what ellery did the day she was born. she is such a tiny peanut (by our standards) & ellery is unbelievably tender with her. the pic on the top right with austin is one of my all time faves.
i love coco's head resting on big sister's shoulder :)
ellers is a year & a half old! (almost 19 months now)
she is one happy kid. wants to sing, read, be outside, play itsy bitsy, help me with chores, man handle her sister coco, & talk to her friend bobby (whoever that is) on the phone or her hand or a tupperware up to her ear. she can say a lot but we're still working on uncle. it would make a lot of ppl happy. haha. our jellybean is content to entertain herself & for the most part, us too.
...when she's not honing her new art of tantrums. it's nothing bad yet, more like stubborness here & there. she easing us into it but it's on the horizon.
this is how she smells flowers. you so much as mention the word flower & she blows her nose @ them & says, "mmmmm!" with a grin on her face. :)
notice the fat lip & the bit of snot running down her pretty little face. clearly her daddy & gpa took these pictures unchapperoned.
she sure loves her papa bear. they go on walks & tell each other stories & look for birds & planes & superman.