Sunday, November 4, 2012

Simple Things Sunday #106

Last week I said that the week was full with halloween and something else. The something else was preparing for a baby blessing. A special little girl, Thalia Rylie, came into our family six weeks ago. A week ago today she was given a blessing by her maternal Grandfather, Michael Saunders. but first he had to hold her while her mom got dressed. This is Grandpa enjoying a little Thalia time.
Once mom was dressed it was time to get Thalia ready and here she is laying on the baby shawl that Great Grandma Alice Saunders crocheted.
The happy family are finally ready to go.
She was blessed in the Coaldale Ward church on 4 Nov 2012. Among those who came was her Great Grandmother, Alice Laurie Saunders, her two sets of Grandparents, a great aunt, many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is truely loved.

Great Grandma Alice got to hold her for the first time because she has been sick. She loved it and did her usual magic by rocking her to sleep during church. Here she is after church at Adam and Victoria's home.
Later her grandparents, Steve and Cindy Kapcsos, were found marveling at their tiny, beautiful, miracle grandaughter.
There is a story the Grandma Cindy Kapcsos says needs to be told. That is the making of Thalia's blessing dress. It all started by her mom and Grandma talking and planning what it should be. Grandma April Saunders did the sewing but with lots of imput from her mom. Aunt Alyson and Great Grandma Alice were asked for sewing advice and a Skpye visit from Aunt Natalie helped guide and answer questions so that the dress could be finished. All in all it was a group effort. Victoria made the headband and Grandma April made the flower and the little bracelet. What an adventure making her outfit. One thing that is interesting to note is that Deb Hardin, Aunt Natalie's mother-in-law, made a similar dress for Hadley Hardin. Aunt Allyson Cichy made a similar dress for Lucy Cichy, Dave and Ashley's Daughter. It has become a family creative trend.
In honor of Rememberance day it is interesting to add that this little girl's Great, Great Grandfather Laurie fought in World War I. We remember his sacrafice today. Sorry, there was no scenery of our city. This is a more personal post than most of a special time that was focused on a beautiful little girl and her family.

Ni Hao Yall
Unknown Mami


Tami said... [Reply]

She is a beautiful child. I can by your pictures and posts how proud you are of that little angel.

bettyl said... [Reply]

What a great story and wonderful photos of the new blessing! She's adorable and the relatives did a marvellous job on the dress.

Susan said... [Reply]

Your pictures are great. Your baby is beautiful...

Nancy Claeys said... [Reply]

Congratulations -- wonderful news. She is such a sweet cutie! xo

Unknown Mami said... [Reply]

The baby and the dress are both stunning.