Tuesday, May 1, 2012
All About Ben

The past 2 months have been so busy with all the Baby Showers, Baby Blessing, Visits from all of our family and friends, and of course everything that comes with a New Baby. It's definitely no secret that our lives pretty much revolve around Baby Ben.

Baby Shower #3
These next few pictures are from the baby shower that my sister-in-law Melina put on for me. She had the girls create their own little onesies for me. They are all so creative, adorable, and witty! There was also delicious food and wonderful gifts for baby Ben :)

Palm Tree, created my Teina Lowry.
Ben's own Crest, created my Melina Lowry.

"Spit Happens", created by Kathleen Lowry.
Bikini Beach (in Hawaii), created by Ylanna Lowry.

Beach Bum (the back end of Ylanna's onesie).
"Awesome, see above for details", created by Brittnee Lowry.

"Party. My Crib. 2:00 AM.", create by Tycy. Seriously hilarious.  

Baby Shower #2
In the beginning of April my mom put on another shower for me in Drayton Valley. I had so much fun! There were so many people and I loved being able to catch up with my family and friends. The food was outstanding, the gifts were adorable and fantastic, and the games and activities were so fun! We played Pictionary and all the words had to do with baby stuff. I pretty much sucked because I had no clue what some of the words were! But my team still won ;)

Here is a picture of Caitlin holding Ben. So cute :)

My beautiful cousin Kari and I

Can I just give some props to my girl Caitlin for making this amazing diaper tower cake!
It's incredible and it must have taken forever!
Love it so much.

Baby Shower #1
This one is a pretty funny story. My mom was down for the week to help me take care of Ben and on Saturday she had said that my Aunt Linda was having games at her house. So I head over there and go inside and my Aunt Linda greets me at the shower. Then all of a sudden....!SURPRISE! A bunch of my family and friends jump out into the hallway! It was such a lovely surprise and such a lovely shower :)  We played a game where there was melted chocolate bars in diapers and we had to guess which chocolate bar it was. Pretty gross was fun at the same time haha. Thank you Sydney Boyson for putting that on for me and Ben :)

I think this lovely woman definitely needs a shout out.

This is my wonderful mother.
She has been there every step of the way and I can't thank her enough!
The day after Ben was born she was right there beside me.
She stayed for an entire week!
She made a very large amount of premade dinners.
Maikal and I were so grateful that we didn't have to cook for weeks :)
She also taught me some tricks about nursing, bathing, and exercising Ben.
She was also around to take care of him while I napped. Seriously amazing.
And again after we blessed Benjamin she stay for an extra 3 days :)
I love hanging out with my mom and just catching up.
I miss being around my family.
But having Maikal's family so close is really a blessing!
If there is anything we need there is always a Lowry near by.
For reals, his brother Anthony and wife Brittnee literally live 3 doors down haha
I love being surrounded by family. It does my heart good <3

Ok I know this is a long blog post but I just have so much to say! I guess this means I've really been slacking on updating my blog....I promise I will be better from now on!

Now onto Ben's Baby Blessing:
I wish we could have gotten a picture of him in his outfit, but before we could he did a massive blowout and we had to take it off of him right away. So gross. But it was just a plain white onesie with white pants so it was nothing too fancy.
Ok so if you missed the blessing, this is what was said:
  • He will have a Solum Mind
  • He will accomplish many things
  • He will be a great example of a Missionary
  • He will develop properly and have a healthy body
  • He will have strength in serving his callings
  • He will have a family of his own and have joy in raising and supporting them
  • He has been blessed with a large and strong family with many great examples for him
  • He will learn to look to his ancestors for strength
  • He will have a great knowledge of the Saviours Love
I am so happy I have a husband like Maikal who is worthy to give our son such a great blessing. He was so nervous! But I think he did a great job. He is such a fantastic dad and loves his little boy so much. He helps me out so much by taking Ben whenever I need him too. He loves to play and make funny faces at him. It is seriously the cutest thing ever.

Now for a quick little Benjamin update:
He is now just over 2 months old
He is smiling up a storm! I love it sooo much!
He has the prettiest Blue eyes, still might change later.
His hair is turning more and more BROWN
He is now 11.7 lbs
He can stand for a long time

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