The blessing was so beautiful, it made me cry. I love our sweet son and I just know that our Heavenly Father has such big plans for him. He is going to be a strong force for good in the world. After Jesse sat down from giving the blessing he leaned over to me and told me that he felt our Heavenly Father missed this little spirit. He also said that we have an important responsibility to help him accomplish the things that the Lord has asked him to do. YIKES! It makes me feel so inadequate to be the mother of such a perfect little spirit, but I know that the Lord will help me overcome my weaknesses. What a blessing to have our good friends and family in the blessing circle - we are so grateful that so many of them were able to come and share this special day with us! Here are some of my favorite pictures that I took over the weekend:
Calvitron, rocking the blessing tuxedo
That's right, baby loves to smile!
More smiles from our favorite little dude
Unhappy to be tucked in a drawer. NOBODY PUTS BABY IN A CORNER!
"I feel much better now that I'm being held, thank you."
Calvin often plots just before nap-time and falls asleep with his fingers intertwined.
Jesse getting dog-piled by nieces/nephew
Carissa Pettit putting some flowers in a vase - how elegant!
Xiri Pettit (Xiri bonk?) rocking the chlorine-filled diaper booty
Calvin didn't like the heat so much and decided to sleep instead of complain
Grandpa Tom and Jack-Jack sharing Cheetos
Pettit siblings playing lifegard
Brigham taking off of Jesse's shoulders
Auntie Moo-moo (Mirinda) knit an awesome tiger hat that matches Calvin's tiger PJs
Moo-moo and grumpy Calvin!
Straight up representing
Pettit brothers and honorary brother John
Mirinda also knit a viking hat for John and Chantel Websters son Stailey, since he looks like a tiny viking. Calvin didn't want to model the hat.