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Babies, Babies, Babies! - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
Babies, Babies, Babies!
Two of our high school teachers are expecting little 'uns to appear this summer. So today, we had a baby shower for the pair of them. Kim is expecting her second child in August, but as we missed out on her first baby shower (because she was off having the baby prematurely) it seemed appropriate to have a shower for her second. She brought little Kaden with her (he just celebrated his first birthday on Monday) and he was awful cute. Ann is expecting her first child in July. So this was also her first baby shower.

It was held at one of my co-workers houses off on the other side of Troy. I hadn't been to her house since I was a senior in high school. We had a cast party for our play there. But I did remember how to get there. I was the second person to show up. The media center lady was the first and I was right behind. Once everyone had arrived, we played a standard Baby Shower Game(TM). They brought out a tray full of baby items and went through them all. Then it was taken away and we had to write down everything that we could remember. Of the 25 items, I was rather pleased with myself for remembering 17. I did the worst in the room! My memory sucks. :-P

Thank goodness they didn't make us taste different baby food flavors and try to guess what they were. Deanna, my cousin, devised that game for the baby shower she held for one of her sisters-in-law. Blech - I really felt bad for my cat after that. I figured if the food we're giving babies tastes that bad, cat food must be even worse! (No wonder Leo loves raw tofu, something with practically no flavor must be better than cat food.)

The ladies opened their presents next. I went in on a group gift for Kim and that was a stroller to hold two little ones. So Kaden will be able to keep an eye on his younger brother. I got Ann's little one some classic baby toys: a Rock-A-Stack and Baby's First Blocks. I also got a little toy monkey that was very soft to the touch. And it's good that I thought to get Kaden a little soft teddy bear since he was also at the party.

After gifts, we had lunch - egg salad mini-sammiches, broccoli salad, cheese ball, pretzels, etc etc and "pretzel salad" for dessert. Mom's the one who called it that - I didn't even know there were pretzels in it. (They were the crust that I thought were crushed nuts.) Heh - and I just found the recipe with the first page that Google gave me. Here is someone's pretzel salad recipe. Sounds like the one we had. Oh, and there was lemonade too - which I spilled on the carpet right as we were going to start the game. Ann was pleased since that's usually her, she said. Glad I could help. :-)

Around 2pm the party broke up and I drove back home (stopping briefly at Staples). And then I ripped my two new George Harrison CDs (which I got from the post office before the shower) into MP3s. And am listening to Cloud 9 now. (Coincidentally, my favorite tune from the album is playing now. And no, there wasn't a whole lot of gossip going on at the party, which is what the song is about.)

Current Mood: optimistic optimistic
Current Music: "Devil's Radio" by George Harrison

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dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: May 22nd, 2004 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, that reminds me of a wondiferous food product that I laugh at every time I see it.

"motherly cubes"

*bursts out laughing* What next- fatherly cones? eheheh...Cloud 9 always makes me think of bathing elephants. I have no idea why.
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