Elle was so incredibly excited to come meet Walker once we got into our room. She spent the day with Margaret having her nails painted and then CeCe and Nanee took her to one of her friends birthday parties. At the birthday party Elle bonked heads with the birthday girl in the jumpy so she has this big red bruise on her face in all the pictures.
After the birthday party Elle came home to greet Kenny's parents who had just arrived in Starkville and to get changed into her official Big Sister outfit. Luckily this was one of the few things that I put some forethought into and had just washed Elle's new shirt that week. She was so proud of her Big Sis shirt.
When she arrived at the hospital room with the whole crew the door opened wide and I was in the hospital bed and Kenny was on the sofa holding Walker. I was so excited to see her and wanted a big hug but Elle had one thing on her mind! Her eyes darted all over the room. She was looking for that baby! She finally spotted him in Kenny's arms and ran over.
This was her first look and encounter with him. She was totally in awe. She as part of our family had looked forward to this day maybe the most.
She had been telling my mom and sister all day how he would hold her finger. And he did.
She was so happy.
Then she got to hold him. Another huge thing she looked forward too.
She was so gentle and careful around him.
After Elle and Walker were properly introduced in a meeting that was so sweet and tender I could not of asked for anything more special, it was time for Gramma and PopPop to have their turn.
As you can see, Elle wasn't leaving his side. I would ask her questions or try to get some attention from her and it was like I wasn't even in the room.
Gramma with her two grandchildren.
PopPop with his namesake. The Lacey name shall live on.
And our first picture as a family of four. I cherish this picture so much. We prayed and waited so long for this baby. To have him here finally was one of the best days of our lives and then to capture the moment with a simple picture. Our family of four!