Jenn and Roby wanted me to tell all of you how much they appreciate the time you took to attend Bella's shower. They love all your gifts, love, words, prayers and most of all each and every one of you! She looks pretty teeny tiny here doesn't she? Well, take a look at her now.......
My girl loves to party all the time, party all the time, party all the time! Anybody up for a cha cha? She says she is ready to rumble or is that rumba? David, would you care to be first on her dance card?
Let's go boys! Raise the roof...party in Bella's crib! Pass me that bottle of formula, Auntie Malissa. All this dancing has left me parched!
What do you mean I've worn everybody out, Nana? I'm just getting wound up. The nurses told y'all I'm a little night owl.
Would you just look at this...Mommy has swaddled me down. This is another fine mess you've gotten me into, Nana! She doesn't know it takes a whole lot more than this to keep a good woman down! The princess is not happy!
Maybe if I play possum, everyone will tiptoe out and then I'll have Nana all to myself. I know she'll let me do whatever I want even if Mommy says no and what Mom doesn't know won't hurt her, right? When I grow up I want to be just like Nana and be a party in a box too or in my case...in a crib. I gotta tell y'all...I don't miss that crystal palace one bit. What did Nana call it? Oh yeah, my glass castle. So confining! It's so much nicer to see all your smiling faces gathered around peeking at me. Makes me feel special and very loved!
Speaking of peeking, take a good look at me now! Y'all just thought I looked like my Nana. The nose may be hers and the eyelashes Mom's, but my eyes...oh mylanta...those are all my daddy's! Well I think I am feeling a little sleepy now. All this partying has really tuckered me out. So I'm going to go nite nite and I'll let you visit with Nana. Maybe we can do this again when I get to go home with Mom and Dad...I hope soon!
Well we got Miss Thang down and while I would love to keep this party going, I want to go read all the comments that have been left on all of y'alls party posts. I've read some of them and I gotta tell you, I am one blessed woman. The posts themselves are just what I knew they would be. Each one is unique to you and you alone. You have made me laugh, cry and reflect on how lucky I am that each of you has come into my life. Jodi said it best on hers. I can't quote it exactly, but the gist was that this tiny sweet baby has brought us together in a way that cannot be broken. I thank each of you from the bottom of my heart and I am speaking for my whole family...Danny, Jenn, Roby, Brandon, Joey, Misty, Graycie and myself...you are all part of our family now whether you wanted to be or not. You will forever be carried in our hearts. Thank you so much for humoring this chubby old gal!
~A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankrolls smaller, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.~Unknown
One more thought for all you mothers out there reading this...~Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.~Marshall McLuhan