3.03.2008

Owen's Blessing Day

We blessed little Owen James Willard in church yesterday. Casey did a wonderful job and said many sweet things in the blessing.
Owen was the perfect gentleman and didn't cry or let out a peep.
Most of the Suman side came up from Orange County and many of the Willards came from Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks. It was much fun to have all our family at church with us.
And it was even more fun to have everyone hang out at our house afterward. I was worried our place would be super cramped, but we pushed the furniture back and there was room for everyone....especially those that sat outside enjoying the sunshine!
Eric and the kids kicking the ball around. Nice action shot.
Grandpa and Grandma Willard:
Aunt Lauren with Owen:
Lucy got some great birthday presents too. Uncle Chad and Aunt Lauren brought her a drum set with all the instruments attached. Lucy was in love and wouldn't let anyone else have a turn with the drumsticks. And Grandpa Willard has been working for months on this fabulous marble track and here it is! It's so cool, looks so professional, and Lucy and Jeremy loved playing with it:
Casey showed Lucy how to blow the marbles down the track. She interpreted that as "kiss" the marbles:
Here she is enjoying both her gifts at the same time:
My favorite was when she sat on the couch between both Grandpas and couldn't figure out which one was Papa. She just looked back and forth going "Papa? Pa?"
We had a fun fun day. Thank you everyone who drove up for it! And little Owen, we're glad you're part of our family.

13 comments:

Casey said...

Ava and Lucy look like hobbit children next to Eric in that action shot.

Suman Family said...

i love the picture of lucy kissing the marble and how cute is owen in his little outfit?! it was a fun event. glad we could be apart of it.

the bates motel said...

cute pics! owen is such a sweetie! i love blessing days! they are so great! wish we could of been there. i like lucy's little crocs too :)!

Connie said...

Owen is so handsome in his outfit! And that marble track is so cute. We used to play with (Great-) Grandma Willard's at her house as kids!

Joe and Marci Heugly said...

Very cute! How did you get Owen to smile for that last shot? Your family is so darling.

Nicole Willard said...

Cute pictures!! Owen does look so handsome.

teresa and the boys said...

I'm having some pretty serious California-Envy between the sunshine-y pictures, and all the fun outings! Owen is such a cutie -- that smile could melt a polar ice cap!

Sara said...

he is WAY too adorable! I am so excited to see him! and you guys too!

Darci said...

That is such a fun day. Owen looks so cute when he smiles. I love the steps in front of the chruch what a great place to take pictures!

Kizzycakes said...

beautiful pictures of owen! i love his blessing "outfit" -- always a little tricky for boys. good job. your kids are just adorable and i'm so sad we're not there to see them. looks like a perfect blessing day.

Will, Nat, & Fallon said...

it was such a beautiful blessing! what a sweet little boy you have : )

Allison said...

The best part of the blessing day was looking into the congregation and recognizing most everyone from your previous blog posts. They have no idea who I am, but it felt like a family reunion to me! And that must be the Eric who made all those cookies... I made them on Sunday - fast craving - and they were/are awesome. Tell Eric thanks.

theleguis said...

Hey Dana, you guys look reall good. This is marsha proffit. I have been finding your family's blogs as i go to different friends' sites. So happy day. I love seeing your family. Your parents are the best. Tell them I say hi. Your hubby is from simi. Thats where we moved from in 1995 to the OC. anyways good to see you. our blog is theleguis.blogspot.com

I'm going to put you on my site b/c I'm sure ryan and josh would love to see how you all are doing.