Olivia was blessed July 2nd, 2011 at the Red Hills Rehabilitation Center in St. George, Utah.
I know, I was making jokes about it being at an Assisted Living Facility sacrament meeting, and then Grandpa Davenport just up and decided to have a stroke, which led to us doing it here instead. And I have to say, if I could do it this way with all my kids, which I know I can't, I totally would! It was so nice to just have a few of us there. It was so much more special!
I had JUST gotten Olivia to sleep when the Bishop called and said he was on his way. Eek!! (If you knew what it took us to get her to sleep, you would understand.) When I first put her in her dress, she didn't seem to mind. Even when I put the hat on completely backwards and had to change it only after Uncle Marc and Uncle Paul laughed at me. Yah, my poor daughter.
She was LOVING all the attention she was getting in her pretty dress, until all the excitement caught up with her, and maybe the netting under her dress too, and she got SO mad!! Aunt Charlotte tried to calm her down, and it seemed to work okay. I love this picture of her with Olivia, even though Olivia is super cranky, you can tell how much Charlotte adores her.
Grandpa was able to stand up with his walker and joined in the circle with my Uncle Bruce and Bishop Carter. She was blessed by her Great Uncle Paul. As soon as the blessing started she stopped crying and just started talking to everyone. Such a cutie!!
I'm so proud of my little one and I'm so grateful for my family taking time out of their crazy schedules to make sure that we were able to have her blessed by someone special and to make sure my Grandpa was there in the circle. It was one of the best days of my life! And a memory that Olivia and I will cherish forever.