Wednesday, June 11

The Bellie is Two!!!

IMG_2738Oh how we love our Bellie Girl.  Her bubbly, funny, personality is blossoming every day.  She loves the attention of her big sisters.  For that matter she loves any ones attention.  She will sing you a song, (Let it Go is her favorite), do a dance, or copy cat words and phrases all on demand. Her cute antics have us in stitches all day long. She can put her shoes on all by herself and go out side to play.  We have to keep a close eye on her since she thinks she is just as has big as her sisters.  She will ride their scooters and follow them around the block if given the chance.   I also have to keep an eye on her at home.  She will get into markers, my makeup and the nail polish.  I have to hide those items really well.

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Her favorite toys are babies. She has a bunch and enjoys being mama to all of them.  The Bellie also loves music.  She will sit at the piano and play and sing.  She dances to any song she hears and loves to try and sing along.  Her favorite animals are doggies.  She loves to act like them and watch them but she won’t get close to one.  So for her birthday I made her a doggie cake that she could dive right into. 


       Thanks Mom and Dad and Grandma and Papa for the climber!


No surprise she got a baby for her birthday. We love you Bellie!!!


Sunday, May 18

Susanna’s Baptism

Sunday May 18th 5:30 PM Fairborn, OH

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Susanna was all smiles for the big event!!


The music was sweet, the prayers were powerful, and the talks were uplifting.  


Burke performed the baptism perfectly.  Grandpa and a good family friend Dennis were the witnesses.  After her baptism Susanna was all smiles. I don’t want to forget the cute conversation we had in the changing room while she was still dripping wet wet and shivering….

“So how do you feel?”

“Happy! It’s like I went swimming with my clothes on!”

“So do you remember when you said you weren’t sure if you had ever felt the spirit?  What do you think now?”

“I felt it Mommy.”

The spirit of the Holy Ghost was felt very strong during her baptism and was especially powerful during her Confirmation.  Burke gave Susanna a beautiful blessing.  Once again she was all smiles as she hugged her Daddy and Grandpa and shook Bro. Moody’s hand.  Susanna struggles with being the center of attention so I wondered how she would handle all the attention she would receive at her baptism.  She was not anxious at all!  I could tell that she was feeling the spirit and it calmed her and allowed her to feel all the joy and love in the room.  She sang all the songs, listened attentively to every word of the talks, looked everyone right in the eyes and thanked them for coming.  She laughed. She smiled.  She was truly radiant!


Susanna loved her new scriptures!!


Katie made beautiful cakes- lemon with delicious creamy frosting.  They were a big hit!!


and now here are a bunch of candid photos so we always remember who came to the baptism. . . .


Susanna got some wonderful gifts from family and friends. 


No special event is complete without a little dancing!!


The photo bombardment continues. . .





Her smile sums up how we all felt that day!!