Last Sunday was Lydia's blessing day, and did she ever look like an angel! This was my blessing dress as a baby that Mom had in the cedar chest, so I put my own touch on it by adding a strip of fabric left over from my wedding dress and finishing it off with new lace at the bottom.
This little crocheted jacket and bonnet were made my my Granny, Lydia's namesake, for when my mom was blessed and she let me borrow it for the special day.
When I put Lydia's dress on, Seth said "princess!", a sweet comment from a little boy whose vocabulary doesn't typically include that word. Here is our little princess ready for her special day. This is a typical pose from her with her little fist up under her chin - so cute!
Here are other photos from the day. Hopefully I can get some photos from someone else where we're all actually looking at the same camera! She received a beautiful blessing from her daddy, an especially memorable part being when he blessed her with faith and courage, as her great grandmothers had, and for whom she is named (Lydia is my grandmother and Pauline is Matt's grandmother...two special ladies whom we miss very much).