Friday, July 27, 2012

Ellie Meets the W. Family

On Monday, Eric, Ellie and I spent the whole day at Eric's grandmother's house so Ellie could get to know her daddy's side of the family, and it was a wonderful day!

We arrived at Gramz's house around lunchtime, so we had some time to visit with Gramz alone before the rest of the clan arrived. Ellie and Gramz hit it off immediately. Gramz's dog was also an Ellie fan.

Gramz getting her first look at Ellie

I think Ellie likes Gramz's fun painted fingernails!

Ellie made a new dog friend!

About an hour after we got there, Eric's mother Toni arrived - the last of her grandparents Ellie had yet to meet! I was so excited for Toni to meet Ellie. I could hardly wait to see her reaction. And I must say, I was not disappointed. I'm not sure I've ever seen such visible joy on a person's face as I saw on Toni's when she first caught sight of Ellie.

Toni's reaction when she first saw Ellie!

First meeting

Ellie cuddling with her Nonnie

I love this picture so much.

We spent the afternoon visiting and were even able to get Ellie down for a little nap. Around dinner time, Eric's siblings showed up and Ellie got to meet her aunts and uncle. Kelley and Phyllis arrived first, then Ronnie and Stephanie. I think it's safe to say everyone loved their new niece!

Ellie and her Aunt Kelley

Saying hello to Uncle Ronnie

Meeting Aunt Stephanie

Ellie, Daddy and Nonnie

Family!

We ate a delicious pasta dinner together, thanks to Kelley. Somehow pasta just always tastes better when it comes out of a giant pot in the middle of the table, shared by all these great people. Dinner was followed by a cake in honor of my birthday and Ellie's arrival, and it was also delicious.

Family around the table

Pretty cake!

Ellie wants that little nude plastic baby.

After dinner Eric and I basically passed off custody of our kid to Aunt Kelley while we sat and visited with everybody. Aunt Kelley seems to have the magic touch and Ellie was soon down for the count.

Best buds

Sleepy baby in her auntie's arms

Kisses from Uncle Ronnie

Ellie woke up as the evening was winding down and we bid our good-byes to everyone. It was a great day and I was so happy to see Ellie getting to know her dad's side of the family. I know I consider myself very lucky to be a member of that family, and I have no doubt that Ellie will, too.

Four generations!

2 comments:

Lauren said...

Such sweet family pictures :-)

Nichole said...

Aww, Ellie sure is loved!