Sunday, July 16, 2006

Shower Fun!!

We had our baby shower yesterday. It was nice. I am not a traditionalist and therefore did not have the traditional women's only shower. We had a coed BBQ shower. My mom threw it for us. She really wanted to have it. I also really only wanted one shower, as we didn't really know when the baby would be coming, etc. This way we could have one and get it out of the way. It was fun. I am not sure why I bothered to register for much but we did get some good stuff. There were about 50 people--friends and family--and it was a really great time. I don't know what I expected, as I have never had a baby shower before. I am now excited about getting to go shopping for all of the things that we did not get. I so hate to sound ungrateful because it is awesome to have people buy you things to welcome the baby--so I will just stop writing now and post some pics of the festivities.



7 comments:

Anne said...

How fun! Gosh, Dawn, you don't look HAPPY or anything! ;)

Congratulations!

Bek said...

That is so fun. I am glad you had one...every new mommy should get tons of free stuff!!!

I am so glad to see pictures. I started reading the CHS boards just as you were getting things going..I can't belive you are almost there........

:-)

sarah said...

It does look like a lot of fun. Your cake was very cute!! I decided (after our baby shower) that people buy off your registry for a wedding, but for a baby--- people buy what they want to buy. I think people really like picking out baby stuff, wedding stuff is pretty boring! We even got things I purposely did not register for, but ultimately used a lot (I didn't think I needed it). Either way, shopping yourself is tons of fun too!

sarah said...

sorry, I meant NOT for a baby

MP2 said...

Love the cake!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pictures! It looks like you guys just had a blast. Did you need a truck to get it all home? Just wait until people see him in person, the gifts will just keep on coming in!

All love,

Karianne

Danielle said...

OOOHHHH! Free stuff!! That cake is rad, by the way. I like the prominence of the African animals on the ark! I tried to buy baby stuff off a registry once, but the mom to be had registered for the exact same things at 3 different stores. Rather than end up buying the gift that was returned, I went off registry. And she ended up getting exactly 5 unique gifts and several other things in triplicate. As we were carrying her loot to the car, she looked at me and said, "Why the hell did I register for everything 3 times?" Um, I don't know. Maybe the same reason you burst into tears when you read my very UN-sentimental card about getting drunk and talking about sex once the baby was out and daddy was babysitting.