Sunday, January 4, 2009

April showers ain't got nothin' on us!

We are so lucky to have good friends to throw baby showers for us.
Derek's co-workers at Oak Park Elementary School threw his shower back in October. Our friends also threw us a baby shower on Dec. 7.
I never knew how important they were until we had them. Not only is it a great way to ensure you have everything you need for baby and more, but it is an emotional boost as well! Having friends and family close at this time feels great!
At the Dec. 7 shower, the hosts, Karie and Becca, organized some terrific party games, including a onesie decorating contest and a bottle drinking game. Guests also played "guess the baby food" and took a survey on how much they knew about us and our future attraction.
Thanks to these showers, our daughter now has tons of reading material (rather, we have tons to read to her), clothes, supplies and toys. She also has a wonderful extended family - one that unsurprisingly includes many attorneys - who will be with her throughout her life.
This month the showers continue as Derek's family back home in Honolulu gathers for a virtual shower and my co-workers at Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck come together for my work shower.
Like I said, we are so lucky.