I can’t believe that our oldest is Eight! Ella is such and a neat little person. We love watching her grow, learn and experience new things. Ella is outgoing, a learner, quick and sharp as a tack, loving, thoughtful, empathetic, a daddy’s girl and everything good. Also she is a lot like me, and if you have a child like you, you know how difficult that can be at times. I read a quote “Be the person you want your children to be.” Oh no, she seems to have taken the parts of me that I don’t want her to have. All I can do is keep trying and hope that I can rub off some good!
This is Ella at 6 months old. She had no hair, never crawled and was the chubbiest yummiest baby ever. I can look at her now at eight and still see this little baby face so clearly. Her face hasn’t changed at all. Motherhood can be so challenging. When she was born I had a big adjustment, it was harder than I thought. I literally took it one day at a time from nursing to being a worried momma bear. And now I sit here thinking how eight years has flown by.
We go to The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints and Ella has made the choice to be baptized into our church. I was baptized when I was eight and I can remember that day all so well and how I felt. My husband is a convert to our church and he was baptized when he was 25. We had completely different experiences and it has been neat to share those with Ella. She set a goal to read a simplified version of The Book of Mormon before she was baptized, and she did it. She was so proud of herself, she kept saying “I set a goal and I accomplished it!” I loved seeing her feel good about herself for completing something she set out to do.
I wanted to get her a very nice baptism dress, with the hopes to have our other daughter, Lola wear it when she is baptized. I had this dress made from Aggie & Francois. I found her on Instagram and fell in love with her hand-made dresses. I can picture any of her dresses for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas….really any special occasion. I love all the details she puts into each dress.
We went and took pictures right after church one day. I am so glad we did, we had about an hour until the sun went down and we knew the rest of the week was going to get really cold and snowy. We stopped down the road from our home at an old historical church built in the late 1800’s and homes dating back to 1700’s! This pictures will be a great memory of living in Connecticut and celebrating this special time for Ella.
We are off to have her baptism and celebrate! We have 6 members of our family in town. They came to support Ella and also get in a little trip to New York, it will be a cold one this weekend. Thanks for stopping by.