Once the men tended to their important duties, they returned to the spread we girls had laid out! Soon, Phillip and Carey showed up with The Emerson Ann, who was exceedingly gracious for the paparazzi.
Here are the new parents looking especially grateful for their Thanksgiving blessing.
In these pics, Miss Emerson is wearing her "Baby's First Thanksgiving" outfit, complete with brown ruffles on her bottom, but in true belle style, she had a couple costume changes for us today!
Emerson Ann meets Jessica Ann. Love at first sight!
Holding hands with Aunt Jessica...
Uncle Patrick and Emerson do some bonding. Patrick and Jessica, remember, will be parents themselves in about five months.
My husband, Phil, affectionately known as "Pops" marvels at his first grandchild.
I, of course, am getting neck sugar! You may notice our little bundle's coloring. Emerson has a little jaundice but her levels are coming down all the time.
Emerson Ann meets her Uncle Jake!
And this, folks, is what a celebrity looks like when she has had enough of the paparazzi! In the words of southerners everywhere, "Bless her heart..."