Monday, May 7, 2007

leah's blessing

What a wonderful day! Ryan blessed Leah this morning at our chapel in California - the Los Altos Ward. He did such a good job and Leah was great. Ryan said she had her eyes open the whole time, but she just sat there as he blessed her. She looked so beautiful in her long white dress - it was actually the dress I was blessed in!! i love her chubby little cheeks...
what a pretty dress!
in the bonnet that i wore when i was blessed. we opted for a bow, but the bonnet was cute too!
before the blessing...leah wore a white onesie, her bow, ruffle socks and shoes all morning. the dress wasn't worn until we got to the parking lot of the church!! hahaha. She was such a happy girl all morning long.
daddy and leah on their big day!
cute little toes...

12 comments:

Kyle said...

It looks like it's been an excellent few weeks for Leah and the fam-congrats!

Uffens Family said...

We wish we could have been there on Leah's special day!!
She looks beautiful in her all in white! What a fun thing to have her wear your blessing dress:). Tell Ryan congrats on his first baby blessing...I remember Mike was a little nervous about that with Anna.
PS...Britt's dress from the pics is Old Navy
also...did you see any of the engagement pics I took of Ed and Kell yet??

kb said...

oh i like these pictures lots! thanks ryan for letting mare post pictures of you and dotes!

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

she looks precious. I think I might like the bonnet better, but I am totally into baby hats, and the bow is super cute too. I also love the pic of her feet...I LOVE baby feet!! Congrats to both leah and Ryan on a very exciting day! :)

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

ps, I totally saw that dress at Target, but it did not look good on me, but it looks cute on you!

ryan, maren and leah said...

morg,
i liked the bonnet too, but it was way to big for her. it's completely tucked down into the blanket in this picture. it would have fallen right off. i guess she has a small head just like her mom! hey, how's the marathon training going? only a week and a half left!!!

Chloe Elizabeth said...

Such cute pictures. I think you might be in my sister's ward. Is there only one Los Altos ward? Her name is Erika (she's out of town a lot).

ryan, maren and leah said...

chloe,
i think there is only one ward that encompasses los altos - is your sister's last name anderson? (i just saw it on the ward list). i'll have to look out for her!!!

The Wades said...

that toes picture is TO DIE FOR! such a great day.

Luisa & Marc Rueckert said...

Maren! I just saw your comment on my blog...and I was laughing that you were making sure it was cool that you'd checked out my blog...because...ummm, I've already completely caught up on your life as of a couple weeks ago...I don't know why I didn't comment...I guess I was in the closet about reading your blog, but you've come out of the closet about reading mine...so now we can be out of the closet blog friends! Yeah! Anyways, Leah is adorable...I've been glad to see that you're doing so well:) Alright, I'll be checking your blog again soon!

Chloe Elizabeth said...

yes, it's andersen...she's on the ward list. I think she's one of the activities co-chairs, but that may have changed. Such a small world! Anyway, little Leah is seriously adorable! I love the little feet picture!

Molly said...

Leah has the chubbiest cheeks! So cute! The blessing really was wonderful. And the dress is beautiful. Looking forward to hanging out next Thursday!