...and Macy just wanted to be close to all of them! Abbie has a special thing for Macy for sure. She LOVES her, and wants to help her, give her toys, make her smile, and just dances around clasping her hands saying over and over and over again, "Baby!"
Two months ago when we were there, Ellie wasn't really interested in Macy (and she's never been that into ME for some reason, either) but this visit- Ellie LOVED me and Macy and was hilarious trying to stay in the loop and keep tabs on where the baby was all day long!
Uncle Craig and Annie. I hadn't been there for 15 minutes before Heidi said she had a surprise for me. There was Annie Jane, the baby I helped Heidi take home from the hospital for the first time...WALKING. She is up, all on her own, walking around like she owns the place. This was enough to make me start bawling. I was a mess. My tears started Sharon's and Heidi's tears and we all stood there in the kitchen screaming, "Yeah Annie!" with huge smiles plastered on our faces, and tears all over the place. Pray works and Annie Jane is our living miracle. Hands down the best part of the trip.
In the background is KC. Thanks cousin for letting us come with you for the ride! You're the best KC!!!
GG (Great Grammy) and Grandpa were already there when we got there. They had come over for the dedication, too! It was great to see them and Macy loved smiling for her Great-Grandpa. :)
We had some time after dinner before church so everyone trooped out for some play time. Macy loved laying in the grass with her fan club swarming around her...
Luke and Ellie on the slide...
Ellie checking in!
My buddy Luke... Later this night Luke was trooping around in GG's heels and Heidi said they were nice shoes and he should go show GG. Luke said, "Yeah, I showed GG, and she said...Great...SCOTT!" We had a big laugh hearing Luke mimic his GG so perfectly. :) Earlier this day there was some people visiting and they had a daughter Luke's age named Brooklyn. I was nursing Macy in the toy room and Luke flies by yelling up the stairs, "FRANKLIN!" I smiled to myself, and then watched Luke walk up 3 steps, turn around, come down and mutter to himself, "That's not right." Then he noticed me and said, "Umm. What's her name again?"
Macy all ready for the triplet's dedication!
Molly and Abbie!
Abbie really could not get enough of Macy. She follows her wherever she goes and is so mothering! Love it!
This was the story of Macy's life the last two days. Surrounded with more friends than she could ever hope for! Can't wait to see these girls (and Luke) grow up with each other and make memories and hopefully become life-long friends.
The Gale Family! Jake came later and Nick is away at college but here is... (Left to Right, Top to Bottom) Andy, Holly, Heidi, Annie, Ellie, Abbie, Luke.
Loved Heidi's dress! She looked so cute! I don't know how this girl does it!!!! No one can imagine Heidi's life. On top of her "normal," Cherry harvest began officially yesterday so Andy is up to his eyeballs with work. She was hosting her grandparents, cousin and baby, mom, dad, had several people over this day for a pool party, made dinner for about 20, feeds those triplets 4 times a day, plus Luke and manages to look this good with about 9 minutes to get ready? What? I love that I walk into this church and some random woman comes up to me and asks if I'm the mom of these kids. I say, "Yeah, this ONE baby is mine, and that is the mom of the triplets and a 4 year old." and point to Heidi. I was thinking the whole time, "Who the HECK would have had another baby the year after having triplets?" Not going to happen folks. :)
Heidi is Super-Mom. I helped her for really one full day and went to bed at 9:15 exhausted. (The pictures from that one full day are coming next...) Her life is just too hard to explain! You can't understand what it's like unless you live it! The girls are at a really good stage right now, really on schedule and all of them sleep great, but it's running interference and just keeping up with how much they eat! Heidi does it all with grace and makes others feel welcome and that they are helping. She has a gift.
Love this picture. The dedication was wonderful. The girls were pretty good and the pastor prayed for each of them and shared the verses Andy and Heidi had choose for them. This picture was taken when Ellie was being prayed for.
I'm sooo glad we went over and could be a part of this very special day. Heidi is a true friend and such an encouragement. My friend Heather went with me to Wenatchee last year and she really understands why I love it over there. She said to me not too long ago that Heidi's house is a place that recharges you. That's exactly what I feel about it! She has the ability to help you refocus on what's important in life. God, family and friends and reminds you to enjoy them all. No one has a better laugh and it feels like that's all we do there!