Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Miriam's Blessing and Miriam Smiles

We had Miriam's baby blessing at church on June 1st. She was a champ and didn't cry during the blessing at all. Afterward, she sat in my lap and fell asleep all by herself. Without any rocking, bouncing, pacifier, sling, shushing, or swaddling. That never happens. Divine intervention is the only explanation. In fact, Miriam slept most of that day which was so nice as blessing days are so hectic and stressful. So hectic and stressfull in fact that we didn't take many pictures. We did get the nice group shot below, but all we have of Miriam in her blessing dress is when she was sleeping on my shoulder. Oh, well. I'm glad we got the group picture and thankfull to all of our family that could come to the blessing.

Here's poor Miriam getting "loved" by her sisters. Smothered with love.

Miriam's started cooing and smiling. It's so fun. She'll even sit in her carseat and smile and coo at the girls in the backseat of the car. They love being able to have this little bit of interaction with her. The following pictures are my attempt to capture her smile. Unfortunately, when she smiles, she moves her head all around (picture Stevie Wonder singing) so it's hard to avoid a blurry picture. This was the best I could do.
Pokey lip?

Hannah's school had a Sock Hop last week. She dressed up in a big twirly skirt and was in heaven. When you're a 6 year old girl, happiness is determined by how twirly your skirt is. Ryan took Hannah and Emma to the Sock Hop and he reported back that Emma danced up a storm. Hannah was a little bit more cautious.