This weekend I had the honor of hosting a little baby "sprinkle" for one of these women. It's her second baby, a boy named Simon due around the first of the year. I know second baby showers are uncommon (at least in these parts!), but since none of us knew each other when we all had our first babies, it feels like we're going through this pregnancy stuff - including baby showers - for the first time together.
I had so much fun doing this for her. And selfishly, I loved the chance to throw a little gathering in my new house. I love it here and am proud to invite people over now. I had a lot of help from my dear family and two other mutual friends - without them it would not have been so successful or fun (and it certainly wouldn't have been so tasty!).
Here are a few pictures of the day (well, okay, mostly the pictures are of the food :)
It was a lovely afternoon and I think everyone had fun. We played two shower games, the Safety Pin Game, and a lively round of Baby Jeopardy! My mom made her famous turtle cake, and people raved about it. It really is the best chocolate cake in the entire world. Thanks Mom!!
I hope I get to attend and host many more of these events in the future. What a happy occasion to gather together and celebrate.
Can't wait to meet Baby Simon!