A baby shower tale
The party was a lot of fun. New Grandpa cooked a huge bbq roast and chicken wings. There was an amazing rice salad with corn, tomatoes, red onion, red peppers, and a soy tahini dressing. There were a lot of other salads, deviled eggs (haven't seen those since my OWN baby shower), canapes including figs wrapped in proscuitto, lots of veggies for the Girl, fruit salad, etc. Of course there were cupcakes. One cannot have a party with cupcakes these days,
The new mom is terribly shy and quiet and didn't want to open the mountains of presents in front of everyone, but we all insisted, because everyone wants to oooo and aaaaaahhhh over tiny baby stuff. So she relented and we got to see all the loot.
This girl got so much stuff. It was amazing. People were so generous and thoughtful. Of course there was a lot of cute clothings, but there were also the useful gifts.
My favorite had to be something I've never seen before, but would have snapped up in a flash had it been available 16 years ago. A combination bath kneeler with a seat so you don't break your back trying to bath baby in the big tub. Brilliant!
Some of the clothes were so cute I just wanted to grab them and run.
This pack and play was more like a condo than a place to plop a sleeping baby. It had levels and cup holders for baby's latte. Amazing.
No more hanging the johnnie jump up from the archways. Now they seem to be a combination of a walker and a jumper. Since both of my kids spent hours jumping up and down, I like that this can be moved around to where mom is working.
Baby can rock out with this mat that plays music. I told the new mom she was gonna eventually hate that!
I know.... more!
This bear did something but I don't know what.
This was an ingenious gift. Dishwasher proof name labels for the baby's stuff when he goes to daycare in three months (Are you listening Sarah Palen?) All his bottles, diapers, clothing, pacifiers, etc. can be labeled so they won't get lost. No more toxic sharpie!
The front hall where SOME of the stuff was piled up.
Look at that face. Isn't he worth all this loot. Such a delightful baby. He's already sleeping at night for 6 hours. He's a keeper!
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