Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday was our Baby Shower. Let me just say, that my sister and my mom went above and beyond the call of "duty". I had known ahead of time where the shower was being held...so that wasn't a surprise. But I had the best time. My sister got the creative gene in my family and she MADE my corsage and DH's boutonniere. I have pics...but am at work and can't upload them while I'm connected to the network. She has silk roses and little baby pacifiers and baby's breath. I really thought they were real. It is so great that we get to keep these as keepsakes. She even included her little "call sign" in the flowers. When she was little we used to call her by her name + bug...and she's always gone by a ladybug "call sign". So each of our corsages has a small ladybug hidden amongst the flowers. She made the favors as well...and a diaper cake...and for the finale...she made Baby Girl a wooden toy box! A very large toy box. With her name on it...and it's lined inside with felt and ribbons...and of course, her signature ladybug is on the inside of the top (will post pics). And said toy box was FULL of stuff that she has purchased for Baby Girl. My mom also had a large box full of things for us. That, on top of the generosity of everyone who attended, completely overwhelmed me. Even before we opened presents, I made DH give a thank you for coming speech...I was in tears. Just looking out amongst all the friends and family who took time out of their busy schedules, to spend an afternoon with us...it was too much. For both of us. After present opening, I tried to say a thank you to everyone, but I ended up getting choked up and couldn't finish. It was a very emotional day for me. While we still have things we have to purchase before Baby Girl arrives, I was completely overwhelmed at every one's generosity. From big ticket items like our swing and bedding, to gift cards, to checks, to all the cute outfits...we really were shocked. It took 2 large SUV's to get everything home. I am now in search of the perfect thank you gift for my hostesses, my wonderful little sister and mom.