Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Baby Shower

To say that I was excited about my baby shower was an understatement. I was a little nervous about it, just because I'm not usually comfortable being the center of things, but it really was a wonderful time. My friends Jo and Donna were so wonderful to host, and went out of their way to make it special and fun. I was really touched that so many people came, and how excited everyone is for us! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

*Side note: Imagine my horror when I discover a few days later that my top was see-thru with the camera flash. Hahahha. Very funny. I will only be posting the PG-rated photos, and spare you the Janet Jackson moment. This is a family blog, afterall.

Jack's cake was super cute. See the little booties? Kim Carlile's mom knit us some little camouflage booties that I thought were hysterical. So tiny that he might not wear them for long, but they will always be a keepsake.

How cute is this little green vest and shirt? Thanks Jenny. Not only for the cute church outfit, but for the hours of entertainment this will provide me. I explained to everyone at the shower that Daron finds little boys in vests very unsettling because of his own hot-naturedness. He sees them all snug and warm in a sweater vest, and assumes that they are as uncomfortable as he would be in one. Yep, can't wait to break out that vest.

There were many MANY great gifts, and I'd love to highlight all of them. But like I said, I've had to censor out the embarrassing see-thru photos in favor of photos with strategically placed gift bags in the shot.

Also, when looking through the photos, I noticed something about myself. How did I get to be this age and not know that I make the weirdest facial expressions? Why can't I be photogenic and take charming pictures? Daron thinks he is the butt of all jokes on this blog, so to prove he's not, I've thrown together a collage of my most bizarre and inexplicable facial expressions from that day. Keep in mind that one of these expressions stems from someone telling me she is preggers in her card, while I'm reading it in front of the crowd. I have NO poker face, so if you're trying to clue me in to a secret, don't make me do it in front of anyone!

So there you go Daron, you're off the hook for today. Incidentally, when the boys found out that Daron was sad about not getting a shower (face it, he was sad about not getting to eat), his friend Aric planned a "man shower" for this coming Friday night. Hilarious. I can't wait to see what will constitute a "man shower." For a laugh, see the invite below:

So there you go. What a great weekend. As for Jack, he continues to grow and thrive. He's got a few weeks left, and we are anticipating a late February, early March delivery. He still breech, so that might complicate the manner in which he arrives, but all the doctor's are very reassuring about his health. His size indicates that he could probably be delivered any time, but his lungs need a little more time. So hopefully he stays put for now, but babies have their own agenda!

We'll keep you posted,



Three Little Brown Kids said...

Love all the faces. Sounds like it was a fun time!

Sofia L said...

I'm so sad I missed it! I love that you posted all those faces that's so funny. I'm glad you liked the diaper bag enough to show it off. I can't wait to meet baby Jack. I also love that they're having a "man" shower

Nic said...

Ohhh . . Elisa . . . is it strange that after all these years of NOT seeing you that I am GIDDY over the arrival of your child and somewhat obsessed?? Well . . .I'm so very happy for you! And the man shower?? Holy cow! I laughed . . . loudly . . . alone in my kitchen . . .in my pajamas!!

Kim and Ken Carlile said...

It was a fun time. You know with the Carlile's that it is all about the surprise, and the delivery of that surprise!!

Jo said...

I love the faces collage! I recognized some of them as I was one of the photographers!
Aric got some pics of the Man Shower. They were taken with our point and shoot, so some are blurry :( I guess that's better than nothing! I got a couple just now, but it was dark because of the xbox action...Can't wait to hear all about Daron's night! Looks like they had fun.
Love you guys! ~ Jo

Laura Crenshaw Chabo said...

Elisa, I've been super excited about the upcoming birth of your little boy so I came on your blog to check and see his progress and I find the greatest. shower. invite. ever. I'm keeping the page up till Travis gets home because he will love it (and be wildly jealous!) Can't wait till he's here!

Laura Crenshaw Chabo said...

btw- by 'he' I meant Jack. But Travis will be good, too. :)