The viewing was nice and it was good to be with a lot of my Stoddard family that all lives outside of Utah so I really hardly EVER see them. The funeral was really good. My Aunt Diane gave a great talk and my sister and I both played a piano solo. The electric piano I have here is my Grandma's and when it was at their house, anytime we went there she wanted me to play it. She loved music! It was fun because a few days before the funeral we were looking through my grandma's yearbooks and old pictures that I'd never seen of her. Her yearbooks from Star Valley were 1939-1941. Great hair-do's and cool names :) This sounds cheesy or something but the funeral was cool because I feel like it brought my grandma back to life. She's been sick and not herself for SO long, but still alive, that I feel like I didn't think too much about the old grandma. It was fun remembering how awesome she was and hearing stories that I never had before, but it also made me realize how much I've missed her, so that part was sad. She is definitely in a better place and I can't go to a funeral without feeling so grateful for knowing there's life after death and we'll see her again and that she is happy and perfect and with her hubby!
|All my dad's family|
Saturday after everything was over we went up to Layton to celebrate mother's day with Tanner's family. I didn't take any pictures there but it was really nice. Tanner had to leave early Sunday morning to get home to take a flight to Oklahoma City the next day for a work trip. Since I had the week off anyway since he was going to be gone, we just had my flight leave a little later so I could squeeze in a bit more fun.
Mother's Day was the next day and it was Harvey's 3 month birthday. It was weird at church getting to stand up after sacrament legitimately for a gift and not just cause they are nice and have all women 18 and older stand up. I'm a real mom. I love it. He's pretty much the cutest. I had Laura try to snag some precious Mother's Day photos.
He's getting better with his hands - he can grab on to stuff now if his hand can get to sit. He seems to like to be holding stuff. Blankets, toys, his binky, my shirt when nursing, etc. And he's much more vocal. He's loving the high pitched noises he makes and he repeats the sounds we make and we can have some pretty good "conversations" with him. These are just some other random pics from the last month of his life.
He loved watching The Master's with his Dad!
|He is such a precious sleeper!|
In other Utah news...He also had his first mountain experience. I went up Little Cottonwood with one of my besties and hiked around. He slept through most of it while her 3 year old enjoyed all the bits of nature he could. It made me excited for that age too.
The rest of the vaca was wonderful. And Harvey did really good on the plane ride home minus one short-ish melt down. We all survived and it was still way better than driving.