Still no sign of confetti or clowns but Emerson was thrilled to see her Papa and Gaga! My sisters decided to celebrate with us on Sunday and Nic’s family was unable to attend so aside from Katie and our special surprise guest, Uncle Bill, we were the extent of the party. In the beginning I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to arrange for everyone to get together at the same time and place but looking back I’m grateful, for Emerson’s sake, that she was able to spend the one-on-one time with everyone and not feel overwhelmed by a large crowd of people all at once. This is definitely the way she would have planned it. So on we went with more food and gifts and photos. It was a beautiful day for football and Nic, our lone Cyclone fan, had a little something extra to celebrate with an Iowa State win.
Thanks to all who made this another special day — we are ever grateful for the warm wishes, gifts, and roads traveled by those who could join us! We love you!