Two weekends ago some wonderful friends of mine threw me and Baby Mac a baby shower, and so I thought I would share some pictures of the beautiful shower and the generosity of my friends and family. Thank you to Erin for making the trip and for being the official photog for the event!
Me talking with some of my new friends in Nick's home area. In the center is Lisa, who is also pregnant and due in April. She's in my Sunday School class, and was responsible for keeping me moving during the first six months of my pregnancy by being my walking partner. She tries to still keep me active by calling me to to go Pilates class, but I'm not as dedicated as she is!! To the right is my friend Del Rae, and to the left in the black is my friend Shannon, who is due with her second child in February.
Some of the goodies for Baby Mac!
And even more! By the time the shower began, the table was full, and it took us three vehicles to get everything home. So many things for such a little baby (fingers crossed on the 'little')! People were so nice!!!
Here is a picture of my friend Jennifer, one of my good friends who hosted the shower. She and Allison are both awesome cooks and awesome friends! She is due with their first baby one month before me. Her mother, seated next to her, came to help out with the shower. Thank you, Shary!
A table of friends...Sarah, on the end of the table on the right, is due with her first baby at the end of December too, like Jennifer. Anyone notice a theme here among my friends???
Me opening gifts. This pic is in black and white because of my horrible double chin while I have my head like that! I had to find a way to minimize it...and now I'm pointing it out to the world. Please note Miss G sitting next to me. The kids all took turns being my assistant and helping with the garbage as I unwrapped gifts. On a side note about Miss G, notice she doesn't have shoes on. That's because she was taking a break from her high heels. She is more comfortable in heels then any adult I know. She is freaking Flo Jo in them...running, leaping, hurdling toys. And the best part about her heels is that that particular Saturday she had them specially decorated with a multitude of "I Voted" stickers!
Amelia was SO over the whole shower scene since hers had been the weekend before!
This pic is a little out of focus, but I wanted to include a picture of all of the kids waiting for their turn to help out! Everyone was given a card to fill out with name suggestions for Nick and I and also advice to give. Emma gave us the advice of "sharing the baby!" I think it was her way of making sure she gets her fair share of holding Baby Mac!
Me thanking everyone....once again, this one is b/w for a reason!
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALLISON AND JENNIFER FOR THROWING ME SUCH A FABULOUS SHOWER! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR THE WONDERFUL GIFTS FOR THE BABY! AND, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR SHARING IN ME AND NICK'S EXCITEMENT AND ANTICIPATION FOR BABY MCCORMICK!!!