Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Baby News: Telling the Extended Family

Since we shared the baby news with our immediate families on Mother's Day, it seemed appropriate to share the news with our grandparents on Father's Day! We bought a little "I love my Great Grandpa" onesie and wrapped it up for our grandfathers as a Father's Day gift. We drove to Plano/McKinney/Fort Worth for the weekend, along with my parents and my sister, Karoline. We were looking forward to telling everyone, but we had no idea we'd get such amazing reactions from all of our grandparents! Lots of cute grandparent photos ahead...

We celebrated Father's Day with my mom's dad and a bunch of my aunts, uncles, and cousins with dinner the night before Father's Day. Gran-dad opened the onesie and (after initially thinking we had given him a pair of underwear) was very excited!

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"I think they got me underwear!"

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Check out Gran-mom's face! :)

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Great-grandparents to be!

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(if it looks like I'm suffering from all-day morning sickness in this photo, it's because I was...)

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Four generations!

We were staying at my dad's parents' house, so after Mass Sunday morning we gave Grandpa his gift to open.

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We had lunch at Maggiano's with my aunt, uncle, cousin, and her fiance, and Grandpa was really excited to share the news at lunch. While we were sitting at lunch, he casually pulled the onesie out and just set it on his shirt. My aunt and uncle's reactions were priceless!

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Ready to go into the restaurant... onesie hiding in the bag!

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We had dinner on Father's Day with Jeff's grandparents, so we gave Grandaddy the onesie to open when we got to their house that afternoon. He was so excited, and he hung it up on their photo bookshelf!

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Jeff's Grandma: "Oh, finally! I hoped we'd live long enough to see this!" :) 

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The pictures don't even begin to convey the absolute joy we felt that weekend. This little baby is so, so blessed to be joining a family full of people are so excited and loving! 

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