Usually, this is what you see atop our piano:
Last weekend when (one of) my clever brother(s), Ammon, and his family stayed with us, this is what we found atop the piano:
I never knew our name could do that.
This post will have more pictures than you ever wanted to see. Last week our computer had crashed and I did not blog. Labor Day weekend was very big for us. It was our county fair. It was also Omar's blessing in church. Tabor and Ammon and their dear families came for fair, but I think mostly for blessing (I think it's fun to omit articles). Actually, Ammon's family didn't make it to the fair at all--as you can see, they are missing in this picture of a lot of us watching the fair parade on the sidewalk by Capriola's in Elko:
On Sunday (September 2) was little Omar's blessing. He looked adorable in his little blessing suit.
|Have you ever seen such a cute baby?|
Here are all The Cobians (Nacho Bites) before church:
And here's brother Ammon's family before church. They're a good-looking group.
Three of Edgar's siblings and their families and his mom all came to Sacrament Meeting to see Omar blessed. When I saw them come in, I started crying. Their love and support, and the love and support of my side of the family, really touched me. Of course then I felt silly and didn't want them to see me cry. Here is Abuelita with Omarcito:
This couple needs to have more children (they only have six):
|Robert & Marianne with Azure and Omar|
Of course, if they have more of their own, they won't be quite as available to help out with everybody else's.
|More cousins--and there are many more not pictured. What a blessing for our kids to have so many cousins on both sides of the family!|
|An after-dinner shot.|
|An after-dinner nap.|
|An after-dinner braid. I thought it was so cute how Hyrum was braiding Carolina's hair.|
|THE OLIVIAS--My niece Olivia is fortunately much more attractive than I.|
|THE AMMONS--Both are very attractive and this time we didn't let Ammon the Younger know we were taking the picture. I think this is the first Ammon shot in which Ammon the Younger is not crying.|
|THE MISCELLANEOUS-NO-WE-WILL-NOT-SMILE-FOR-THE-CAMERA GROUP--Edgar aspires to join this one.|
And now, as if we haven't seen enough, we fast-forward to today. It is Marcos's fourth birthday and it has been a delight. His Sunbeam teacher brought cupcakes and he got a chocolate bar from the Primary. He is so exuberant, that giving him a gift is a great pleasure.
|All the Cobian children this morning in their PJs|
|See what I mean? He's so tickled.|
|This is what Elder & Sister Dahl gave him.|
|Ruben made Marcos a cardboard sword. Later Ruben said Marcos did NOT deserve the sword because Marcos was not letting Ruben play with his new toys.|
|Lili made a lovely sunset scene for Marcos out of construction paper.|
|Inside the cake is colored layers. Pink is still our four-year-old boy's favorite color.|
Forgive me for all the pictures. They are mostly here for the Davises and for Elder & Sister Dahl who weren't here for the blessing--and for fair. Next Sunday we will be in Nauvoo with Elder & Sister Dahl. We will not be blogging. I can't wait to see my Mama and Daddy!