This morning I came down stairs to discover that Faith (my 4 year old) had made breakfast for her little sister Rahel. Looks like she raided the fridge - Spaghetti o's, applesauce and of course, cookie dough.
Saturday the 27th of March, our family gathered for Rahel to receive her name and blessing. Her new name is Rahel Emma Lemon. Rahel wore the dress that I wore as an infant to receive my name and blessing. Faith shared the same dress for hers. I plan to frame it so we'll always have it. After the blessing, we drove to the Logan temple to have Rahel sealed to us. I will never forget this experience. She was so beautiful. There is no way to describe the feelings that rushed through me as my girls entered the sealing room to join us. Being in such a special place with the people I love the most was truly a touching experience. It was so special to have Faith there with us. Rahel is now finally truly ours. Forever.
How cute are my girls?
The whole fam minus 1
Too funny. Faith came up to me whimpering and very put out about something. When I asked her what was wrong, she told me that I gave her Rahel's pants. She was so mad at me!
Faith is 7 and growing way too fast! Faith is our little pleaser. She LOVES secretly making people happy (o: She's also got a dangerous crafty side!
Our sweet little Rahel
This is our little teddy bear home forever. She just turned 4. She is very quick and already has English down pat. Her feet have grown 4 sizes in 5 months! Rahel is the most loving little girl we have ever known. We're so lucky to have her in our family!
Our little twig on the Lemon Family Tree
My sweets with just the right amount of sour!
Faith: Mom, can you sign me up for soccer? I want everyone to see my super kicks!
After every verse of scripture is read during family study, Faith always asks “what does that mean?” Tonight, Rahel decided she had the answer for Faith’s question: “Jesus cooks” while doing stirring motions with her arm.
Faith: See? I told you that stuffing the blankets in there would be better than folding them!
The squeaky dinosaurs use their squeaks to find nice friends. - Faith
Where's my swimming soup? - Rahel
Upon dropping her dinner in her lap, Rahel exclaimed "Dain it Rahel"
Faith excitedly pointed at some hummingbirds and said "I know what those are! Baby woodpeckers!"
Every time we drove over a cattle guard in the Uintas, Faith would announce "there's another cow trapper"
Faith found a bug and ran through the house yelling "where's the bug smacker, where's the bug smacker"
Faith was freaking out as only a bug could bring on, and when we asked what she saw, she told us that there was a "sox elder bug" outside!
In the car, Faith announced: I am smart and a cutie!
Please share these with as many people as you can. Education is so important. I know everybody is curious, especially those of you who will be in close contact with Rahel. This is a very informative article. It's a little long, but worth reading to the end.