Thursday, October 04, 2007

Hailey's Blessing

So, we finally decided to bless this little baby. I know most people seem to do it earlier, but I was just not ready for it. Anyway, she's 2 1/2 months old now and as cute as ever. We invited all our family to come and they all showed up...impressive! We blessed her at our church and then had everyone over after for some dinner. Hailey was so good during the blessing and didn't make a peep, and she was pretty good the rest of the day - considering she hardly napped at all. So by 8pm she finally crashed for the night and boy did she sleep! Maybe we should wear her out like that more often! Anyway, here are some pics from the event:

Just getting home from Church and adjusting Hailey's little bow....what a cutie!

The Happy Family...sorry the picture's blurry

Hailey taking a little snooze in Grandma's arms...she slept in both grandma's arms that day - Grandma's have that special touch!

The Dessert was a big hit

And so was Hailey
Over all it was a pretty long day, but so fun and so worth it. I'm glad everyone could make it!

So the next day I thought I'd try and take a few pictures of Hailey so I could remember this day forever....before I show them to you I must explain. I desperately need a new camera. Mine really is no good - especially when you're taking pictures of squirmy little babies. It's too slow!! I hate using the flash because it makes everything so shiny...but if I don't, every thing's too blurry. I'd rather shine over blur....but really I'd rather neither. Anyway, since this maternity leave budget really is too small, I'm just going to have to deal with my lame camera. It's really good enough, it just seems that everyone out there has some really nice equipment and I can't help but compare. So....with that out of the way, here are some pictures of Hailey:

We had a conversation during the shoot and it went something like this:

Me: Ok Hailey Smiiiiiiile!!!
Me: Hailey can you please give me some more expression?
Hailey: Sure mom, how about this?

Me: Ummmm, no that's a a bit much
Hailey: Ok mom, is this better?
Me: Better, but can you get those hands out of your mouth?
Hailey: Sorry to tell you mom, but the hands sort of come with the baby - it could be worse...see?
Me: Ok I see...can you please just give me one sweet little face with no hands/thumb in the mouth so I can take a picture to keep forever??
Hailey: Sure...but it's going to have to be a bit blurry - you can't have everything you know!

And that's it, one half decent picture of Hailey in her blessing gown...and you can't even see the whole thing! Oh well...I'll just have to make sure I never ever forget how cute she was!


Jeni, Brian & Natalie Rawlins said...

I THink they are beautiful! It is all in the baby, not the camera!!
I want a new one too though, I have the same problem with the flash/noflash!
Congrats on the blessing day!

The Taylors said...

What a special day, congrats! She is absolutely beautiful!

Jewel said...

Looks like a really special day. Wish we could have been there!!! Darling photos.