Life with the oldest sister who loves theater and fashion, a boy who has Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius, but thinks fishing and electronics rule. The most amazing middle-child-sister-aspiring artist. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum who loves littlest pet shops, American girl dolls, playdates. And one yummy baby brother who has a coarctation and bicuspid valve and thinks super heroes are the best.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Shmeedee AKA EDEN Part #1

Our Eden has turned Eight. She couldn't wait to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We always teach that each child can choose for themselves. They have all the power in this choice. With Eden she knew long long ago, hasn't stopped talking about it and started planning her dress and shoes. 

 I am not happy about this photo shoot. NOT because of the gorgeous little girl, but because I could not find my CF card for my nice camera. I used to love to take pictures and don't really make time to do it now. But when something comes up with the kids, I love to have my Cannon because it feels more professional than my phone. I was so mad, I even went to a couple of stores and they don't carry these cards in stock anymore and I have to order online or go to a fancy camera shop. Or something really weird like that. Anyways..... Of course I was trying to get lighting worked out  on my phone and taking these first shots with her blessing dress. They didn't work out at all. But this is the only one I have of her with her two white dresses. Someday it will be three white dresses.

The bracelet on the left is her baby bracelet. I made it for her when she was blessed. 
The bracelet on the right is her baptism bracelet. I took her baby bracelet and added more beads and a new charm and lots of sparkly bling. When she gets married she will have this, with new beads added to fit for her wedding day. It will be her "something old", if she wants. I didn't realize how many of these types of things we do. 

I also made her this pair of sparkly earrings.. Dangle earrings, because she can finally wear them.

I think we have a shoe lover on our hands. She wanted the most sparkly, glitzy shoes we could find.
 I should have taken her for a fancy mani and pedi. Alas.... time.... But, she is just happy with her shoes.

 The little blanket she is laying on was crocheted for her by her Grandma Homer. It holds her baby blessing dress in my cedar chest. (My cedar chest happened to be made by my grandpa Groesbeck) we are sure lucky, we come from loving grandparents) Especially since her other Grandma Clawson made her blessing dress. She offered to make her baptism dress, but with Auntie Pres getting married and Grandma making her wedding gown, we didn't want to overwhelm her. Wedding dress construction is a big deal. I should be a better mom and sew it for her. It would not turn out this lovely. (I am rambling)

On her actual birthday, she wanted Texas Roadhouse for dinner. 

She even got to sit on the saddle while the whole staff sang her a birthday son. Love this girl!!!

 Hey Eden.... Huh??

 Eden really wants to be an artist when she grows up. I have no doubt she will be able to do just that. So in true Eden style she had a paint party at The Art Cottage.

 She wanted to be Hermione for Halloween. This is a big Harry Potter influenced year for Eden.

Her invitation for her Baptism

 She was baptized  and confirmed by Her Daddy. Her Grandpa Homer gave a talk on Baptism,  Grandpa Clawson and Uncle Marc were her witnesses, they were all part of the blessing circle as well as Uncle Nick. Both Grandma's helped with music, and Ryleigh gave the opening prayer. So many family members and friends were in attendance. She was especially excited when her school teacher Miss Vaughn came. Her teachers at school are such a blessing in her life and she loves going to learn from these amazing women. I think it is particularly neat that they make time for their students (kids) outside of school. Thanks for being great school mom's Miss Vaughn (english) and Mdm Desmet (french).

Now for MayLee

MayLee is so inquisitive and happy. She loves to play toys and with friends.... She is such a great friend too, but man does she have a feisty streak with her siblings. She always keeps us laughing with her little tricks and sense of humor.  Like with Spider man... "He totally fluffed mom" so funny....




Even from here you can see by her body posturing that this is something she is pretty nervous about. She wants to ask the child already at the slide a million questions about safety and speed. The kid is like leave me alone and just do it. As you can she she liked it....

A skeleton queen for Halloween. She has a crown that was not conducive to trick or treating.

MayLee also loved our Cruise. She is such an adventurer and loves to get right in there and find sea glass and shells.

Towel buddies with May's teddy

She doesn't smile but she loves rides sooooooo much. Disney is her kind of place.

May also visited with Urology and she is doing great. On her meds she has been a rock star. I am so impressed with her! YAY!!!