Another of the treasured posterity is now official. Ila Jo Delgadillo was blessed today in Boise. Just as Dana did a great job with the gestation and delivery, and is doing a great job with the mothering, Jason did a great job with today's ordinance, and will continue to do a great job with the fathering.
First introduction to earth life
The Proud Parents
The Happy Family
A funny story about the event: During the blessing today, I looked down at Ila Jo, and her eyes were open, looking up at everyone, and not a peep from her accept a little coo. I couldn't help but remember and contrast, as those of you who were there will recall in horror, a similar event just eight years ago, where poor Daddy Ray did all he could to maintain his cool and his voice above the resounding screams coming from Baby Grace.
Here she is afterward, not screaming, but still not sure she's happy about it all.
Anyway, after today's blessing, I found that I wasn't the only one reminded of Grace's rage, as Jason reminisced of how her binky had fallen to the floor and I attempted pacifying her with my thumb. Of course, it didn't work. Just a little history there. As to the future, we're all looking forward to next week's pivotal event in the life of Grace Rebecca VanderLouw, now in full control and well prepared for baptism. Life is good.
I'm including this photo of these two little girls just because they're so darned cute!