Friday, March 27, 2009

New Pictures of Jax

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A few more pics of Jax on his blessing day

Blessing Day!

Well, we blessed Jaxon today! And let's just say it didn't go quite like we planned.

I had borrowed the cutest little blessing outfit from my friend Steph, and I was so excited for Jax to wear it. We woke up super early this morning to try to give ourselves plenty of time to get the kids ready for church without being rushed and stressed. (9:00 a.m. church can be so early sometimes!) We had everything ready to go with time to spare, and Jax looked so handsome in his cute outfit. James and I had to take separate cars today, so he left for church while I threw a few more things in the diaper bag to head out the door. Just as I was picking Jax up to put in his seat, I hear it...."splat!" I knew that sound all too well. I cringed as I carefully turned him over to see his yellowy poo splattered all the way up the back of the blessing outfit (also through the onesie underneath). Oh, I about died! I quickly picked him up and took off the outfit, holding back the tears because I knew he wouldn't get to wear it now.

Quickly, I searched for something else. I know he doesn't technically have to wear white, but I still really want him to for his special day. I found one outfit that was mostly white and kind of churchy looking, so I put that on him. As I was again carrying him to his seat, I hear it.... "blah!" I looked down and he had thrown up (or spit up - but it was a lot) all over this outfit! I'm thinking, you have got to be kidding me!

Running very low on time now, I frantically searched for something else, but there was nothing good! I couldn't decide what to do, so I grabbed several things and just put Jax in his carseat wearing only his diaper. I left the house only five minutes before church was supposed to start, and it takes a good 15 minutes to get there! When I realized what time it was, then I really started to panic because I didn't think I would make it there in time for the blessing (normally right before the sacrament). I called James on his cell phone and told him everything. He went and arranged with the Bishop to do the blessing after the sacrament if I could make it on time for that. So off speeding away I went and I made it to the church in record time.

In the end, Jax was blessed in a simple white onesie, wrapped in a white blanket. Not what I had pictured for him, but hey, at least he was blessed, right?

What Jax was supposed to wear (taken before the poo disaster)

Here is what Jax actually wore. Nice, huh! Nothin' but the best for our little guy!