Uncle Patrick wins the award for best with children. He is energetic and loving and kids gravitate toward him. MK will find lots of trouble with him but will be protected and adored by him too! It was great to finally meet him!
My grandma holding her first great-grandchild for the first time. This woman is the backbone of my faith and I look forward to passing on that faith to Mary Kate. Words cannot express the joy of seeing these two ladies together.
Wrapping love around the newest Sullivan gal~aunt Katie, Keri, Grandma Sullivan, Me-Maw
Mary Kate got to meet Kellie and Annie Garmany. Most of what I know about how to care for a child comes from the years in Athens of nannying for and living with this family. Eason was away at camp but we hope to meet her soon. Annie kissed MK, said "oh, she's so cute" and then ran to play with my dad's dog who was clearly much more interesting. Love it ;)
Ever her daddy's (and her Bodki's) girl, Mary Kate also got out onto the dance floor with Aunt Katie and happily danced to "Shout!" She seemd to like the music and while I'm sure I got some bad looks from letting her out there with all the noise, she was bright-eyed and happy as a clam for the five minutes I let it go on ;)
We ended the weekend with a wonderful dinner with her Grandpa Father Tim. I took a picture with my phone but figuring out how to upload to the computer is, again, beyond my cognitive abilities right now. So, just imagine a beautiful little girl being held by a strong, faithful, youthful! man of God and you will know how truly blessed we are. Thanks Padre for a wonderful dinner and the blessing you gave our girl. Let's amp up the prayers for night time sleep though :)
After much deliberation and counsel, we are happy we decided to head to Savannah. Thanks to Dr. Stu for advice on how to make it work for Mary Kate, to pharmacist Space for advice on how mama could best manage pain, to Ross for finally making the call that we needed to go and for his strength in managing his two high maintenance girls. Thank you to Patrick and Vanessa for a beautiful wedding that we enjoyed so much!