While we didn’t get the 26 inches of snow that NYC and parts north got, we did get 8 or 9 inches, which is a pretty good snowfall for here. It was enough that my wimpy school district has already decided to stay closed tomorrow (woohoo!). Cait’s school, in the city, has not yet decided and is unlikely to be closed. The disparate rates of school closure between our employers is a frequent source of wintertime domestic tension, sadly. So please, entreat the universe in a religious or secular manner on my behalf that Cait’s school miraculously decides to close tomorrow, too!
Snow has been rare this winter, but we have had a couple of phenomenal showers, and we realize we have never shared them with you. First, a bit of insight into what the shower in Detroit was like:
Yes, Cait’s mom knows how to throw a baby shower, indeed. While no lampshades were worn, the punchbowl did get a second life as a chapeau.
Em and Brooke were among the guests on that festive occasion. While Em likely no longer looks like this, given the arrival of Miss Sanna (yippee!), I look much the same, only bigger.
Harpo got many wonderful presents at the shower, and it was wonderful to have the love and support of so many people. Cait had been worried beforehand that her relatives might not view this as “her” baby and would not come to the shower, but we were blown away by their excitement over the baby. Virtually all of her huge extended family plus many family friends were there and heaped wonderful, adorable blankets, clothes and toys on the lucky, lucky Harpo (and his moms!).
This weekend some of my mom’s friends had a shower for us and it was equally great — but more sedate, I have to say. Nothing unusual was worn on any heads. Ah well, the DC suburbs just can’t party like Motown can.
Harpo’s wardrobe will reflect the eclectic nature of our lives and families. Clothing so far ranges from a tie-dyed onesie to a Burberry sweater to college logo shirts:
A prize gift was a gorgeous Moses basket*, which will apparently take care of Harpo’s sleeping arrangements for the next four years, as demonstrated by Giggle Girl.
As a result, we’ve started doing a lot of pre-baby laundry, which I have to say is a LOT more fun than ordinary washing. Look at how cute this stuff is:
Plus, we’ve gotten gifts and hand-me-downs from blogfriends and neighbors. Harpo’s gonna be one well-dressed** and geared kid! We’re just overwhelmed by all the love!
With showers like these, I could even get to like rain.
*Endearingly, my stepfather thinks it is called a “mouse basket”, which is what I may take to calling it from now on.
**With an adorably poofy cloth-diapered butt! Thanks, Mim, for the awesome additions to the diaper stash!