Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Celebrate the Gredlers [Sunday]

 Sunday was the big BIG day! Adoption Party Day!

Mia, Gia, and Jace were going to get dedicated at church in the morning...and the party was scheduled for the afternoon. We woke up to rain Sunday morning...the freezing kind. Prior to knowing church was actually cancelled because of it, Carissa and Tim's family were on the turnpike. One car of others that were staying at the hotel had left, but were able to turn around. While watching the news, it was BAD out there...like 60 car pile up on the turnpike, with one dead kind of bad.
We went downstairs and made the most of the morning by playing games in the lobby.

I had to get a picture with this handsome fella....he was 3 months old on this day!

When the temperature was just above freezing closer to noon, we headed to church (the turnpike was still closed even then).

The party was from 2-4.
Tootsie the clown was quite the treat. She made balloons for the kids and then put on a show. Noah and Christian were both very intrigued with her. Christian had told her first thing about Uncle Mitch (I have no idea why)...and so Uncle Mitch became a favorite target for Tootsie to talk about!
There was lots of laughter and fun all afternoon!

Here is two different clips of Tootsie and Christian...he was chosen to help her.

Their pastor gave a special blessing during the party.

An overview of the guests...lots of people to support and celebrate their family!

They had veggies and dip, crackers, and fruit, and a popcorn machine...oh, and cake!
 Christian was a big fan.

They had a photo "booth" area..with props which all the guests were supposed to get their picture taken and write a special note to the kids.

Mom made this quilt wallhanging...

After the party, we came back to Tim and Carissa's...had lasagna, read bedtime stories, and went to bed!

Such a fun day!
So glad we could be there to celebrate with them.

1 comment:

the brokaws said...

So glad to get the recap of your fun trip! Looks like you had a great celebration and will have great memories of your time together (and lots of good food too)!