And the next big celebration is the absolutely GORGEOUS baby shower that my mom hosted this weekend in Ohio. Dog orchestrated the games (so fun...got some great and FRANK advice!), Susan orchestrated the balloons (and managed to not smother her newborn while transporting the balloons) and Sharyn handled the gift documentation (with lively commentary to boot). Like a well-oiled machine, those ladies. The event was so fun and I just loved seeing people from different parts of my life...people I've known since my own birth, music teachers I had as I was growing up, moms of my junior high and high school friends, some wonderful Grove City friends, etc etc. It was a wonderful, special day and I am so grateful to my mom for the lovely affair. And as you know, I get pretty excited about dessert...cake in particular...and my mom had this wonderful idea that I encourage everyone to do. She got one large cake for us all to share, and then several little cakes that were used as prizes throughout the day, so those people who were winning at the games got to take home a cake! I can think of no better prize than a cake, truly. Pictures are available here.
So now Panda is all set to make its debut. It got a lot of good loot over the course of several showers. I didn't receive a pain-relief kit for the actual birth of Panda, but I'm sure that's coming. We registered for it.