Saturday, 31 October 2009

Tommy's Toy Box

Last week some (dear, amazing) friends from church threw Tommy a welcome home party/shower/whatever you want to call it. They called it "Let's Fill Tommy's Toy Box."

Tommy loved being the center of attention and had a great time. We had a delicious lunch, and then Tommy got to open presents for his toy box. He thought that was pretty neat, but even better, he got some wrapping paper with construction trucks on it! He carried that paper around for days...just goes to show you that they always like the box better than the toy.

He has a great time playing with his new toys this week (read: throwing his new toys this week).

But, the best part was the toy box:

Tommy's toy box

They decorated it with cute African animals without knowing that I had been planning a safari theme for his room (almost done, then I will post pictures).

Jeff and I really appreciated them throwing Tommy this party, more for the sentiment than the actual toys, although those are good too. When you adopt a toddler you miss out on many "baby" experiences, and having a shower made it feel like we didn't miss out on everything, and that Tommy was being appreciated as a member of our family the same way a biological child would be. It really meant a lot to us.

What's going on Dad?

Opening presents

Meltdown on the way home


Haley Ballast said...

that's awesome. i'm glad to see i'm not the only sadistic mom who takes pictures of her kids crying. i want to remember what it looked like later! plus its cute. :)

Gretchen said...

What a great gift for you guys and Tommy! Lucky boy. =0)
Btw, that meltdown face looks really familiar!

lauragifford said...

I second Haley's comment. One of my all-time favorite pairs of Meredith photos is a set my friend Julie took of Meredith at about 5 months, pre-carrot-dinner and post-carrot-dinner, complete with orange (carrot) and red (pique) face... yay for wonderful friends! I'm so glad you've found such a wonderful network in IL.

Sister Haiti said...

Awww - so cute!