Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Showers Bring July Babies

Okay, so that may not be how it normally goes, but that is how it goes for me. Baby Marron and I took a trip to my hometown in Wisconsin this weekend, and were showered by our friends and family in the area. 

I grew up in Wisconsin and most of my family still lives there. This means that when something big happens like getting married or having a baby, I normally end up with two events. It is nice because I get to celebrate with people who I may not otherwise see. It was a little early for a shower—I am only 26 weeks—but I am trying to avoid traveling in the third trimester if at all possible. 

My Sister, Mom and Friend Christine who did an
amazing job with the shower.

The shower for baby Marron was Saturday afternoon at a new reception hall that just opened called Circa on 7th. They renovated an old building and turned it into an amazing space. I can say that it is unlike anything else in the area, and that is a very good thing. For the shower lunch we had fruit salad, a green salad with citrus and a variety of sandwiches. The food was really tasty. 

Then there was dessert. Cake, two types of cookies and chocolate covered strawberries were all on the dessert table. You know it is a function in my family when there are as many dessert options as food options. I loved the chocolate covered strawberries, but the baby pinwheel cookies with pink, blue, yellow and green swirls were the most adorable things ever. They were tasty too. 

So many yummy things!

Baby Marron also received a lot of wonderful gifts. We now have a car seat, a stroller, a pack and play and a highchair as well as a number of smaller items and clothes. He or she will also have books to read every night because guests were asked to bring a book with a message instead of a card. We got lots of great books and I am so excited to read to the baby. I am so thankful that everyone could attend and that we are blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives. 

So many lovely gifts including some beautiful handmade blankets.
The rest of the weekend was spent catching up with friends and family. It will probably be a while before I get back there, but I can’t wait to introduce the baby to everyone. The only bad thing about the weekend was that I had an even harder time sleeping, since I wasn’t in my own bed. Oh well, it is a small price to pay so I can see some of the people who mean the most to me. 

As much as I try, words really do not convey how thankful I am to everyone who helped out and came to my shower this weekend. Now back to the sunshine and warm weather.