Dick & Jane theme...the blocks & Jack-in-the-box were used as decorations, but then given to me by my Aunt Debbie...I love them.
The table decorations...in the foreground of the picture you can see the remnants of a strawberry yogurt parfait...pretty perfect for me, I'd say.
Kelly, former college roommate/paparazzi extraordinaire, Denise, and me
Pictures of this gift to come in another post
My mom's friends even showered her with baby necessities
I had a little helper for awhile...
A cute little outfit from Grandma Sharon & Auntie Jill...they also gave me a boy outfit too, so we'll see which one I get to keep :) (outfits found here)
A knitted basketball blanket for baby...which will be perfect come next year's basketball season. I'm pretty sure this is John's favorite gift. My Aunt Lori has a few rows left to complete, but when she does it will be an instant favorite in this house.
The 2 new great-grandbabies (in utero, obviously) for Grandma Net.
Somehow Denise got her hands on the camera...and this is what I found when I loaded my pictures this morning...
I think I tend to forget how incredibly special showers are for the recipient (whether wedding or baby) when I attend them as a guest myself. But, now that I all of my baby showers have come and gone, I am left with fond memories of wonderfully supportive women in my life. Sure they helped us financially by giving us gifts (both practical, fun, and sometimes just plain cute) but more than that, they offer wisdom & advice that is just priceless. I can have all of the baby gear in the world, but without special people in our lives, all of that stuff would be completely meaningless. So, thanks to all the lovely ladies who both planned & attended my showers, your presence was indeed a present in itself.