My baby shower was a dream come true.
My hostesses (Susan, Lorie, Ashley) agreed to my hair-brained idea of having a book shower. Again, the practicality in me won out and I couldn't bear the thought of having a thousand blankets and no books. Or getting all 0-3 month clothes and nothing for 6-12 months. My mind couldn't bear the insanity of that.
Plus, I was hoping all my friends who work with children or have children of their own would choose some of their favorite books and I (oops, Claire) could benefit.
See, I'm practical.
And, I was right.
(And, please don't look too closely at the photo above. I can't stand the way I look, but I wanted my hostesses to know how much I appreciate them.)
I should also mention the invitations were beyond perfect. Not only were they cute, but the wording was so special.
They used an old cradle and some items from Claire's room for decoration at the shower.
Lorie and Ashley made all the cupcake toppers. They did raid my punch collection though :)
And, they included photos of Greg and I (thankfully they chose a photo of me pre-lazy-eye and I am eternally grateful for that act of kindness).
Lorie made a little book to write all my gifts in and some friends even wrote some advice in the back. Definitely something I'll be holding on to.
I ended the day with a car-load (no kidding!) of wonderful books and only one duplicate. They filled the shelf outside Claire's room and I'm so happy to have a collection of books ready for her before her arrival. I'll be sharing some of our favorites as we read them to her, but until then, I must tear Greg away from the Princess Book that plays "Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo."