April iPhone Roundup

There is no question that I am taking way to many pictures of my Tillie Rose, but how can you not? 
I wanted to make sure I don't foget these moments, so here are a few pictures of our sweet baby girl in April. 

Can't.get.enough.of.these.smiles. Period.

 Loving everything about this long hair, and how it only goes one direction-straight up.


 I find myself just sitting on the bed taking literally 20 or 30 pictures that anyone else would look through and wonder why I have more than one. 

 Tillie in her sweet dress from Ster and Ellie, also the dress she wore home from the hospital.

 One of Tillie's first little friends, Wes.

 So weird to see this sign again at my 6 week check up and think of all that has changed since the morning I saw this sign!

And huge 6 week milestone-my first run back (kind of a big deal, and not going to lie, barely made it home)

 This is such a Tillie pose-hands waiving excited with a grin. It's like she's just can't believe she's really here (and we can't either).

 Again I feel the need to take 30 pictures, and can hardly choose just 4 to show.

 One of my favorites of the month

 Finally got the mohawk down...and now it's a little gentleman's hairdo (but the bow helps right?)

Love her.



 Cheering daddy on.

I'm such a first time mom but can't bear to miss a moment!

Easter

I love Easter for so many reasons. First and foremost I love that we get a chance to celebrate the Savior's sacrifice, and that we do so with all of Christianity. It is such a special time to be able to reflect and ponder on what is the most important thing that ever has and ever will happen.

I love that it seems like the whole earth is celebrating too! I love to see nature come alive, especially after the New England winters. There is nothing quite like the blossoms after a long winter (though I really can't complain after such a mild winter here in Connecticut). 

The blossoms outside our bedroom window
This year was especially meaningful to me as I got to bring Tillie to church for the first time, and reflect on how grateful I am for the newness of life in our own family. The blessing of eternal families was so much more real to me, and I felt so much gratitude for the Savior's sacrifice that makes it all possible.

Tillie in her Easter dress from Stirling and Ellie
It was fun to get together with a few families for an Easter Egg hunt and Easter dinner, especially because family and cousins are so far away. It made me excited to think about starting traditions with Tillie as she gets older! 

The extent of my Easter decorations-I made a little Easter garland with some fabric I had

First Trip for Miss Tillie

My little one earned her wings this week. 

At only 7 weeks she was a trooper to fly to the other side of the country to meet more family than we could have hoped for in one trip.

While Dad was here for the week,

This little angel and I flew to the west coast first stopping in Las Vegas to see some of Dave's family, and then on to St. George to hang with the Hendersons. We found out just shortly before our trip that my dad was going to be released as Stake President and so decided that all of us would fly in (my brother Mike being the last as a surprise to my dad) to support him on a really special weekend.


The first stop was meeting her sweet Great-Grandma Haycock. What a wonderful woman.
 I wish we lived closer so she could see Tillie Rose every day, and Tillie Rose could get to know her better. 




 Suz, Claire and Niels, first cousins and aunts and uncles!


Jes and the crew stopped on their way from AZ to pick us up. So sweet to have my sister meet my baby...

 knowing how much I love her little one.


How I miss spending time with my siblings


Meeting her Henderson uncles


 Getting ready with Aunt Sarah

 More cousin love

 Grandma knows how to throw a party, 


and give a good bath,

and of course mandatory cuddling.

 Tillie still wasn't sleeping through the night (not a surprise at 7 weeks) but a 5:30 wake up to see this face is a pleasure

 Happy with Uncle Taylor, 

 and of course Aunt Sarah.

It seems with most Henderson get-togethers we fit golf and swimming somewhere in the mix


 and we were lucky enough to get to tag along


  
Great grandma Phyllis and Grandpa Rollie also came down for the weekend, and Tillie loved every minute.
 
All smiles for Granny Phyllis



 If she ends up with blue eyes it will probably be because of her Great-Grandpa Rollie

After my Dad was released we tried to do a little something for him and my mom, with a little tree and engraved rock as a memory for 10 special years.








How lucky we are living in Connecticut to get to fit in such a special weekend with so much family in the same place at once. They will all impact Tillie more than she or they will likely every know.
Not a bad way to earn your wings my little Tillie.
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