This past weekend we threw a special party for a very special baby boy and his very special parents.Reid has been a part of our hearts and our family since the day he was born, but this past Friday everything was finalized with the adoption and it became "official". He is such a blessing to each one of us and an answer to so many prayers. We are so excited for Chad and Corrisa and can't wait to see what's in store for their family. The party we gave was a chance to celebrate the big day, as well as give others an opportunity to meet baby Reid. It was a day not to be forgotten!
I must say I was pretty proud of our party. There were seven couples that hosted the party and it turned out fabulous. My mom was "Head Decorator" and Trenholm and I were her "right-hand" women.
|Candy station for young and old|
|I was really proud of these! I made the those pretzels - all 100+ of them.|
|I saw an idea similar to this in a magazine and had to see if it could be duplicated. It can!|
We had a little area where people could leave Reid messages, wishes, kind words or just love. We also included the invitation to the party.
My mom did these centerpieces and I thought they were genius. She filled glass cylinders with shredded comic strips and topped it off with a tissue ball. Love!
I made the "Sonic" cherry limeade. It was so simple and so good - or at least I thought so.
|Sign for the drink table|
|Water bottles with Reid's name and a verse from James|
|My mom and the proud "Grammy"|
|Me and my silly girl|
|Reid is our newest "red head"|
|Me and the star of the show - He is so, so sweet!|
|Aunt Kelly and her sweet nephew|
Chad and Corrisa didn't want a shower with gifts. They were so thankful and so appreciative of all the things people had already done for them. They wanted a celebration. And we did celebrate, but despite their wishes we did get them a gift. We all went in together and got them a highchair.
It was a perfect day. And a perfect party for a perfect little boy. It was a day filled with such love and gratitude from everyone who participated.
Reid, you are loved by so many people and you are a true testament to the power of prayer, patience and faith. We love you so much, sweet boy!