July 27, 2010

Mr. S'Miles

I just don't think I'll ever get enough of my babies' smiles. Here's what Miles's gummy smile looks like. He is such a happy and fun baby. We love him! My dad gave me his old camera, which can take some great pictures, so I'm really enjoying photograghing my kids now, and hopefully my picture quality will improve greatly.

July 12, 2010

Blessing Miles

Chris blessed Miles in our home on June 19th, with help from his Dad, and my brother-in-law, Matt Kimball. It was such a special day and Miles behaved perfectly! I thought he was asleep when I handed him to my husband for the blessing, but as soon as Chris began speaking, his eyes popped open and he watched his Dad intently the whole time. Even being a little baby, he sensed the special nature of a priesthood blessing. All these mile-stones seem to be bitter-sweet for me because I know we won't be doing this again. Miles is our last, we decided, and although I feel that I have my hands full and this is right for our family, I can't help but mourn for this fleeting stage. I'm so grateful that the Lord has allowed me to be a mother and experience all the pain and suffering of pregnancy and child birth, and to raise these incredible children. I've loved every minute and I look forward to so many fun years.