Friday, March 12, 2010

Alrighty then ...

Interesting 24 hours, wouldn't you say?But,in true Needham fashion, we are back in the swing of things ... a little 'ole appendix can't slow us down.Jess is coming right along.Thanks in part to her new best friend... Vicodin.Most of her pain is some referred shoulder pain,which is a side effect of the anesthesia.She's sore and tired.Nothing a few days of rest can't fix.The doctor has put her out of commission for the week... which is killing her but she knows it is for the best.By weeks end,this latest blip on the Needham radar will be a distant memory.We are so thankful that things went as smoothly as they did and blessed that Jessica is doing so well.

Now for picture OVER-LOAD.And I am talking serious OVER-LOAD!!Do not feel obligated to hang for the entire posting of pictures.These are mainly meant for our family back east ... who we wish could have celebrated the day with us but hoping this is the next best thing.Pictures come courtesy of Zoey's boyfriend Ray,Auntie Michelle,Auntie Tish,Miss Gwendolyn's family,Ella's crew and the darling Reid and family.Thanks to you all,Zoey's birthday album will be spectacular!Enjoy ...

Jess setting up.What would I ever do without these big girls?They are simply the best.Some of the table decor.





Cupcakes expertly done by big sister's Jess and Caitlin.Taylor and her little love.Our sweet buddy Jax.Charlotte tuckered out before the party even started.Taylor and Matt on set up duty.







Zoey loving on our good friend Bill.Zoey and her friend Camille.Zoey and Camille's mommy Deena.Zoey and Aunt Michelle ... her fairy Godmother.The party favors made by angel Kai's mommy and grandmother.We attached seeds for a butterfly garden too.







The boys being boys.Victoria and Miss Gwendolyn.Me and my "other girl".Auntie Tish and "her girl".Zoey's speech therapist and our friend Katie,signing Happy Birthday.







Ella's
grandma and Jax ... I just love this picture.Little Ray and Zoey ... just love this picture too.Julie and Madison.The darling Reid again.







Zoey Grace and Ella Grace.More party hooligan's.The blog mom's and their chromosomally enhanced beauties.Ella and the very darling Reid.







Lauren,Paul and Bob Hearne;Angel Thomas' beautiful family.The Birthday hooligan's!Mommy crying before we sang Happy birthday.My friend Summer and her Mini-Me,Ashley!Zoey cracking up at pictures of herself on Kelsey's phone.







Zoey and her boyfriend Ray.Zoey with her Auntie Tish,Angel Thomas' mommy.Zoey with Julie,Madison's mom.Jess and Alena and Bri;Jessica's lifelong friends.The Beautiful Strong family.





23 comments:

Just Another Ordinary Miracle said...

One, I have that same quote in our home. Imagine that?!

Two, happy to have one feeling better. Sounds like you went through a scary little situation. Matt had his appendix out, before I met him, but his mom talks about how scary it was...and he was a grown adult.

Three, love all the pitures. Looks like it was a happy happy day. Glad the you/Zoey got the package. Considering we were shipping clear across the USA, well, books don't break. And, those are some special books to us.

We are in TN this weekend. Watching the IMAX, visiting the aquarium, going to the Childrne's Museum, and whatever else we can get into before Monday. Have a great weekend - resting..

TheRextras said...

Thankful for your Jessica is recovering.

An overload of photos is a feast for readers! What a wonderful event - the love shows! Barbara

just jean said...

SO much love in one room.....it's so strong one can feel it even virtually!!!! Beautiful pictures, beautiful event, beautiful child!

The VW's said...

What a great day!!! Thanks for sharing it with all of us! Great pictures of all the love that surrounds Miss Zoey!

Glad that Jess is doing well...hope she continues to get better!

Love and Hugs!!!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

AWESOME pictures!!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Lacey said...

Beautiful pics, some great ones from other people that I might need to steal! I was blown away by the one where you are signing happy birthday to Zoey. Mondo is watching you and trying to copy what you are doing! I love it!

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Ruby's Mom said...

Thank you for sharing all those wonderful pictures!It looks like ya'll had a great time!I love Zoey's precious outfit:)She's such a beautiful girl.
I'm glad that Jess is doing ok.

Mary said...

It looks like such a wonderful time!

tish said...

Love it, love it, love it!! :) I've looked through all the photos three times already. What a wonderful memory for everyone... truly a remarkable day.

So glad that Jess is recovering... wishing you all some rest this weekend.

stephanie said...

How unbelievably beautiful that day was. The pictures are awesome. I am so happy for you all.
Glad Jess is doing well!
Vicodin's cousin Percaset is visiting at our house... kidney stones...Peter.
We're just trying to keep up with the Needham's.LOL

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you from Auntie Bluebelle of the East Coast family!

Can now put a face with the name (I think)!

12:30am here Sat. - just spoke with Mark, heard he pulled a 2am working day! phew hard on everyone, Hugs to you Jessica - those Vicodin can do the trick!

Bluebelle

My name is Sarah said...

Your party looked like so much fun Zoey!!! So many good friends to celebrate with you. I wish I was there. My mom is drooling over your purple butterfly wings. I hope your sister is feeling better.

Cammie Heflin said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful party! But I must admit I am JEALOUS JEALOUS JEALOUS!

scrappy quilter said...

Awe what wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing your little butterflie's birthday with all of us. Hugs

Denise said...

As if there could ever be too many pictues of such a fun event!! I love how different everyone's perspective of things shows up in pictures. Glad Jessica is doing well and that the doctor "made" her rest for the week.

Angi said...

Thank you to all your friends for taking pics!!!! It was great to see her on her special day!!!

Reagan Leigh said...

You sure managed to get some great pictures for not taking any yourself! I did the same thing this Christmas...only snapping a few beforehand and none during. Oops! Looks like you all had a great time. Quite the set up! Wish we could have been there...

sturpin said...

It looks like an incredible party! So glad y'all were able to have this day

Anonymous said...

As an aunt in the east I appreciate the pictures!!!!!! I will have to study to put all the names with the faces. I am glad it was such a great day.
Lisa

Bethany said...

Looks like so much fun! Hope she had a great birthday!

Michelle said...

Wow - what beautiful pictures...so many familiar and wonderful faces all together celebrating an extraordinary miracle - sweet Zoey. Wish I could have been there my friend...one day, we can celebrate birthdays together...one day. Her gift is finally in the mail today!! Love you

Bri said...

I love all these new posts with so many photos! Thank you for continuing to share your life! I love it!