Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Blessing for a Princess

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).

8 comments:

The Gee Family said...

Such a beautiful post Jen! I love how you used your old dress and your moms old hat and sweater. It adds such a special element to use things with meaning. She did look like a little princess. Seth is so cute too. Wish we were closer by to have been able to attend her special day with you but we were there in spirit. We love you guys lots!

Silly Little White Girls said...

She (and her dress) are so beautiful! What a happy day!

And I love the quilts ... I'm not much of a crafter, but seeing these projects makes me want to step it up a little!

Jessica said...

She IS and angel! What a great day, special clothes, special blessing, wonderful!

Laura said...

What a beautiful and special dress! So much of her heritage is sewn into it. She does look like a little princess in it.

Fitzgerald Family said...

When I told Anna Lydia's name she said, "What a great name." I concure.

Falisha said...

Beautiful. It looks like you had a very specail day. BTW Jen you look fantastic. It looks like you have shed the pregnancy lbs.

Holly said...

Wonderful! I've had my girls wear my blessing dress too, but I love how you added some of your wedding dress - how special! I also just love the little knit bonnet and sweater- how great to have that special piece from the grandmother she is named after! You guys look wonderful!

Matt and Michelle Ray said...

Hi Jennifer! Your little girl is sooo beautiful! And what a sweet and special blessing gown!

So glad to have found your blog!