Amber, what were we thinking not having you in the family shot!?! It's only because of you there were pictures in the first place!! Blame it on mommy-brains, I guess.
Our sweet girl, hours before she broke her arm! Little did we all know how much those frozen meal-gifts would come in handy very soon!! We got home from Lubbock the next day at about 4 after being up most of the night and a surgery for our princess. Needless to say, it was a wonderful blessing to not have to cook or order-out the day after the shower!
Side shot of the hair-do
Our bigger baby being loved on at the shower too. Luke turns 18 months in a few days.
Some sweet gifts
The hostess gift. Such a thoughtful, sweet idea!
The hostesses and I from left: Jeri, Stacy, Nancy, Me, Megan, Kathy
A close-up of the hostess gift in its new spot
Okay, okay, so I'm kinda PROUD of it!!! :o)
When I got home from the shower, I took all of the Walmart gift cards and any cash gifts and purchased two much-needed items. Did you know that play-yards don't really last past about 4 babies!?! One of the mesh sides of our most recent one had a hole in it that over time little fingers made get bigger and bigger until it eventually got ripped out. Not that it mattered at that point anyway, I couldn't put a new baby in it! Did you know that I now find infant carrier-style car seats unnecessary? The infant car seat we have expires in May, but I've no doubts that it already needs replaced. I find that I never carry the seat around anyway because when I get my littlest out of the car I always put it in a sling or front-pack carrier so that both of my hands are free to hold a hand or two or just stuff! Whitley's mom bought one new car seat for a shower-gift and I purchased with those aforementioned gifts another one exactly like it. So now David, Luke and the new baby all have the same brand & style convertible car seats that should last them a long time! YAY! Obviously I really like the Evenflo Symphony, in case you ever wondered anything about my favorite baby equipment! The funniest part about that is the first one we got for David a couple of years ago and Nana purchased simply because I liked the name! Of course, my violinist mother-in-law thought it was great too! HAHAHA! They knew how to market to Gayla Bradberry and I. Turns out it is really awesome!
Such blessings & love back to you all,
from our family to you and yours!