I'm not sure that I can find the words that appropriately describe how extremely grateful I was for the amazing turnout of friends and family. They braved the snowy roads (many drove quite a distance) and helped us celebrate our special girl's first year in STYLE!! My heart is filled with warmth as I think back to the fun party.
I did the tally - Macy had 168 close family & friends!!!
It went off without a hitch and was a genuinely good time. I'd like to think "had by all".
Here are some (okay a lot of) pics. Sorry to bombard you, but I want to post them all so that they are "published" in the blog book :-)
We tried to include McKenzie in our little family picture...but she was far too busy running around in every direction to hold still for a stinkin' photo-op. hehe a well!
Just about every chair had a butt in it. crazy!
Brenda and Lexi (pointing over towards the bounce house. "Nana, I go there, NOW!") :-)
We very much appreciate all the kind & thoughtful gifts. Not to mention generous donations (big & small) to Macy's favorite club. Can't wait to hand over $350.00 to The Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands.
Rikki & Nick
Grandma Harnisch, Ashlynn, Macy, Dakota & Autumn
Ameri & Sabrina
What a little dolly :-)
Adria & LeAnn
Elizabeth and sweet Chloe
Little Eisley (who is just one week younger than Macy) and her mom Anne. My friend Toninette brought her Down Syndrome Superstars calendar for all the little ones (or mommas) to sing & autograph :-) What a fun idea!!
Lisa & Nikki
hello Mason :-)
Marie, Ricki & Grandpa Lee
Chad & Dan
Donna, Grandma Lee, Brook, Lisa, Emily & Renae deep in conversation.
John & Mildred. Mildred made an ADORABLE Macy book. I will certainly post pics later as it deserves an entire posting all to itself! :-)
Isabel checking out the Cake pops
Aunt Karen, Skyla & Becky
The big boys get a pick up game of B-ball goin'. pretty serious stuff, with a girly pink plastic ball and all.
Jeremy, Mike & Macy's uncle Gordy
a pic of Grandma Harnisches yummy kringler
Joe & Macy greet the Hubers. Lauren, Thomas, Grant & Matt.
neighbors - Duane, Dylan, Lynn, Lauren & Hannah!
some of our college friends...Jason, Jack, Nikki, Mark, Bob, Tiff, Heather, Meghan, Alex, Brian & Angie.
Leah (my bestie from all the way back in elementary school), her little guy Charlie, Olivia, Steve & Emily
A few of my DS Supermom friends...Anne, Eisey, me, Macy, Elizabeth & Chloe
Toninette, Becky & Aunt Karen
College girls...Tiff, Heather, Al, me & Nikki
me and my neice Anna Banana :-)
Me, Macy, Vollen, Casie & Sophie. I tried to round up Kenzie, but that was easier said than done. She was toooo busy partying it up!
Cheryl and Lisa playing the parachute game with the littles.
Hi Grandpa Harnisch!
Sam, Jess, Me & Macy
Skyla with her Trail Mix creation.
me and some of my good friends from High School...Jenny (expecting baby #2), Adria & LeAnn (expecting baby #1).
There were about 10 pregnant mommas at the party! :-)
Me and my babe during cake
Lauren, Ameri, "Crappa" Bryon & Peyton.
It was pretty interesting to see how all the kids prefer their trail mix. Each one unique. Kind of a psychology experiment..."you can tell a lot about a person by what they put (or don't put) in their trail mix...". hehe
Emily and the super cute Olivia!
Thanks again for shooting the party Em.
Macy's great grandma Salisbury rocking baby Grace to sleep
Me, Evie, Lindsey, Vollen, Casie & Christina!
McKenzie headin' back into the Bounce House...this time with her Woody & Jessie dolls.
Mason & Macy
more neighbor friends...the Murphys! :-)
McKenzie would not turn to the camera for nothin' :-(
Little Miss Macy and her dadda.
Brook, Jim, Ally, Lisa, Blake, Kylie, Renae, Emily & Donna
Amy, Kaylee, Cheryl & Mia
Cheryl, Mia, Skyla & Becky
Wes, Mike & Jeremy
Ally is going in with the big kids!
I am happy to say that the Bounce House survived! whew. A BIG Thanks to the Brian and Heidi Green for allowing us to borrow it for the party...it was a hit! :-)
Grant, Lauren, Thomas & Matt
Brett, Molly & Jenn
awwww..such a daddy's girl :-)
Casie and her little bubba. She is expecting #3 (Ronan) next month. yippee!!
Sweet Little E. :-)
Evie, Lindsey, Vollen, Casie & Christina
Grant & Grady!
Grandma Harnisch and the sweet Neely (twin to Grady above)
Maddy & Dani
It was cute watching to kiddos have a blast with the parachute!
okay, now everyone hide!
John, Grady, Mildred and Grandma Harnisch taking care of a VERY sleepy and partied out Macy.
Harrison and Tod
Keri, Anna & Ally
Lisa, Heather, (Kenzie), Me & Keri. My sistas!
Cake in the face! :-( nice. Thanks Heather. love ya too. Keri, were you in on this too???
haha, gotter back. Just as she was reaching over to give me a hug, I gave her a big WET kiss on the mouth. haha.
A good end to an awesome party!~