Sunday morning after breakfast we all met in the Ball Room for the 2nd Helper Drawings, the Raffle, and thanks and goodbye speeches.
Ladies gathered around the table I sat at on the Sunday morning.
Henry, Stevie, Amy, Celeste, Caroline and Norvell's new baby
The babies look like they are interested in each other
Laura W & Ginger
Carol & Tom Beach
Tables gradually gathering.
Abby & Rebecca
Lee with her lovely boy.
Marti announced that there was one more special surprise for us in the centre Hat boxes....
We were all delighted, especially Henry, when we opened up the little packages inside to find....
This fabulous outfit!
How lucky were we, an outfit for not only baby & Sasha, but also one for the boys as well!
Henry had it on in no time.
Various announcements were made
Jenny thanks her band of table hostesses
The children draw the helper tickets, helped by Viv and Holly
Marti & Jackie, Co host and Host of the Festival this year.
Jenny receives a thank you gift.
Heidi receives a gift.
Cheryl C receives a thank you gift.
Fran about to give Jackie a big smacker (kiss) on the cheeks for her gift
Marti, Sheila and Jackie hug.
More thank you hugs and kisses.
Jackie & Susanna
Caroline & Jackie
Drawing the raffle tickets.
The winner of the Baby Raffle, shocked and surprised.
This was Caroline K's first Festival so how wonderful that she should win a raffle prize.
Another lucky winner, this time of the boy's raffle was Kim B.
I am sure Kim is going to have a lot of fun with all this!
The winner of the Sedona raffle was Ellen S.
Lots of delightful items to have to pack up and take home!
Congratulations to the three very worthy winners, who I am sure will very much enjoy their prizes.
The children put on a little display.
Going round the room on Sunday morning it was lovely to see so many dolls dressed in new outfits, either won in the auction, bought at the sales, or won as helper gifts.
Cora trying to get Caleb's attention...
Three cute babies in smocked tops.
One of the very much admired auction items on the lucky lady who won it.
Doesn't she look lovely in this super outfit?
The lucky girl who won a silent auction table outfit.
Toddler & baby belonging to Diane D
Well behaved 'kids' belonging to Sadie and Melissa S
Having some Mickey Mouse Fun.
Pretty girls in pretty dresses.
Baby Amelia in her Festival dress
Red heads having fun.
Yup, as I said, having fun!
Peggy Sue saying some goodbyes.
Giving her a hug and a kiss
I think Diane's toddler and baby really liked her.
Very sweet they were.
Henry was over the moon to be given this wonder jacket from Emma F.
Emma with her lovely red head and Henry (Monica in the background)
Henry saying hello to Annette's delightful portrait Studio Sasha doll Gretchen, whom he greatly admired.
It was hard to get a photo of her, as the light reflected off her shiny face. But oh what a very special doll and an equally delightful story behind her. I think I have got this correct (in summary)...Annette wrote to Sasha Morgenthaler when she was a little girl, and Sasha went on to make this portrait studio doll of Annette, complete with Annette's hair. So a very special doll indeed. What a treasure!
Henry doesn't care though as he couldn't get enough of her.
He really couldn't take his eyes off her.
I think she is a bit out of your league my dear boy.
He enjoyed her while he could though
Soaking her beauty in.
She looks rather coy about it all...
What's this? A bit of an attempt at some hand holding?