Things today went much quicker than with Mercer's proceedings. After having lunch on the square, we changed baby girl into an outfit which included some hand-knitted pieces that my grandmother made for my Aunt Becky. Mercer wore some of my grandmother's handy-work that she had knitted for my dad. LOVE that we could incorporate something that's been in the family for a long time. This is fitting since Isabella is the newest official members of the family!
We had some friends come out for the ceremony - which I think helped Mercer. Two of his buddies, Jackson and Jude, came as well as their mommies.
One thing that was interesting that we did not know that we saw on the adoption paperwork we received: she was given the name "Isabella Irene" at birth. Today, she is officially "Isabella Grace," however!
Afterwards, we went out for ice cream on the square to celebrate with some of our friends. The weather was beautiful. Isabella did great. Mercer was really good. All-in-all, it was a fantastic -- very special day.
We took off work / spent the day together as a family / made a nice dinner / Todd & I cracked open a bottle of wine we have been saving / and the three of us had a little toast. (Unfortunately, the guest of honor was sacked out!) Poor baby was SO tired once we got home! Oh well. If the guest of honor is tired, she shall sleep. : - )
Our little family is complete.