Gini threw me a baby shower last night and it was JUST GREAT!! The crowd gathered at Bucca de Beppo, an Italian restaurant that we have come to know and love.
Here are a few shots from the event:
The yummy cake:
A neat baby quilt that a friend of my Mom's from Maine made (the theme is The Wizard of Oz, my all time FAVORITE movie. Sorry Ella, you'll be lucky if you get to have this, as I LOVE IT.)
And yet another baby quilt that Kathryn made, this one also Wizard of Oz themed with little Totos and red sequined shoes all over it (OK Ella, MAYBE you can have this one.) She actually made me three, count 'em THREE quilts, all by hand and exquisite in every detail. She is amazing.
Mom and Dad sent me some vintage baby items, like this 1940s laundry bag for baby things:
And these beautiful little shower cards that were vintage and teeny-tiny:
Gini went OVER THE TOP with a diaper bag STUFFED with baby clothes! Every conceivable cute outfit you could imagine was in here, I just kept pulling one out after another. Why can't they make this stuff in adult sizes???
OK, and the tear jerker of the whole party (what, me? CRY at the drop of a hat? Why what on EARTH could you mean???) This is a little book from Kimmy and Dennis for Ella--I guess there is a whole series of books about this character and I will want EVERY ONE OF THEM. There is just something so precious about seeing your baby's name in print for the very first time.
Ella also got great outfits from Hannah, Connor and Garrin that were all very rockstar girly-girl and they are just fantastic.
Gini also made this beautiful arrangement for me--it smells heavenly.
Here GET CLOSER . . . now can you smell it???
Anyhow, thanks to everyone who came and or sent us gifts, and thanks to Gini for making such a special day happen. It was so much fun to see all of these little things for our baby girl.
I spent a couple of hours at home afterwards going through clothes, blankets, bibs and toys, sorting everything out and getting it ready. And believe me--we didn't have anything ready for her, and thanks to you, she will be the best-dressed little girl around!
And hey, I just might, MIGHT be starting to like pink. (I know--its a shock for me too.)