Monday, April 6, 2009

Baby blessing weekend

Last weekend was really nice. My mom flew down from Oregon and stayed with us for 5 days so she could be here for Masen's blessing. It was nice having her here...it was the first time she's been to our house in Casa Grande, so we enjoyed showing her the desert scenery and giving her a feel for what life is like in AZ. We think she had a good time. :) Tawna (Bryce's sister) and her family came too, along with Mom and Dad McBride (of course). Thanks for making the long drive Tawna...especially being 7 weeks from having your own baby! The blessing itself was really nice....I'm grateful for Bryce and that he honors his priesthood. It was nice to share the weekend with our family and friends.
This is our first family picture. We'll have to have Jen do a real one for us soon (or maybe in a few months after I shed these unsightly pregnancy lbs!).
The cousins playing in the backyard. Thank HEAVEN for backyards!!!
Mom McBride made Masen's baby blessing outfit (as she did for all the other kids too). It turned out SO cute! Thanks Mom and Dad, for all your help while you were here!

I really like this picture of Mom Bates with Masen. Sometimes it makes me sad that she doesn't get to see our kids more often. It can be hard living so far from home. If I didn't love this AZ sunshine so much....

We of course had to show grandma the Casa Grande Ruins. It was a fun outing.

And here's the star of the weekend. :) Masen has just been a joy in our family. He's is such a content, happy baby. He sleeps so well, and eats well too. He's already 13 lbs! He's such a sweet little boy, full of smiles and gives us a coo once in a while too. We love him SO much and are so grateful he was sent to our family.

12 comments:

Jen said...

Sorry I missed it!! But thanks for letting me know when it was. It looks like it was a great weekend! and might I say, you are looking fabulous!! such a cute little family. and that last picture of masen is absolutely ADORABLE!! what a sweet chunky baby!! Miss you!!

sharlee said...

I'm so glad you had a good weekend. I love the family picture and the pictures you got of baby Mason. I can't believe how your family has grown. I'm glad you got a visit from Mom. It's always so much fun to have grandma's one on one attention, isn't it?

sharlee said...

I mean MASEN.

Julie and Scott said...

He really is adorable in his little outfit! :) I'm glad everything continues to go well for you!

NamaMcB said...

WONDERFUL weekend!! and GREAT pictures. I love the one of Masen!!! He has changed since the blessing! Your family is so awesome. Thanks for working so hard for our son and GRANDkids!!! You bless so many lives and we sure love you!!

Lonni said...

What a sweet little guy he is. It is always so fun to have family come too. Glad your mom got to visit!

Jocey said...

He is growing up so fast! How fun that your mom came, I am so happy for you! I am so ready for Hula! You in?!?!?!?

kristivon said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I love your first family picture - you look great! Cute and blond. :) And that picture of Masen - so perfect! He looks like an angel. Miss you!

Diane said...

Oh Masen is adorable! I love the photo of him with your mom. I miss being far from family too. So I feel your pain. :) What a beautiful family! Miss you girl!

Cami and Phil said...

Masen is so cute! He has gotten much bigger since I have seen him, but I guess he was only a coulpe weeks old then. I am so glad your Mom was able to come and spend time with you, hopefully it won't be too long before the next visit!

Erin said...

I love the last picture. He looks so sweet. I'm glad you had a really good weekend. I think you look fantastic, too!

collette said...

Those baby blessings are so sweet. I'm glad you could have your family there to share that with you. And he is so adorable; just like the others!