Monday, August 07, 2023

Born To Be Wild

This past Saturday, Mom and I attended the jungle-themed baby shower that Jana threw for Kaley and Isaac. Jana did such a great job with the theme!  

She also did an amazing job with the multitude of games that she offered to the guests; we are talking a game for just about everyone's taste. Speaking of which, have you ever tried the game where you taste baby food and try to guess what the flavor is? No? Me neither, but that was on Jana's list.

Now, that was not my cuppa, but, I could have also chosen to participate in the "fastest baby bottle drinking competition" (pass), or the "guess how many animal crackers are in the jar" game (also a pass), but I chose to play the diaper pin game. You know the one; you get a diaper pin (or, in this case, a pink clothes line pin) and, if someone hears you say "baby", you have to give the your pin. Likewise, if you hear someone else say it, you steal their pin. The person with the most pins at the end of the shower wins. It's a pretty passive game, which is why I chose to participate (spoiler: I did not end the afternoon with the most pins. I did, however, manage to keep my original).

Jana also included a number of fun door prizes for each guest and a brunch that was delicious, as well as cupcakes and a full mimosa bar. Like I said, she really outdid herself, while also taking special care to include Isaac's mom as much as she was comfortable being involved; this was especially important to Jana (Jana knows how it feels to be sidelined; she didn't want Isaac's mom to experience that).

Of course the most important thing is; people showed up. Kaley and Isaac are very lucky to have friends and family who value them and who want to make the time to celebrate with them. That isn't always the case in this fast-paced world that we live in, and I hope they know how lucky they are.

Mom and I were happy to represent our family at the shower. Queen B couldn't make it because she already has plans to fly in for Mia's shower this weekend and she didn't feel like she could ask for additional time off from her new job. What's that? I never mentioned that she has a new job? I'm really going to have to do an update post on both of my offspring, soon. Anyhoodle, The Man-Cub and Shanti were at a different baby shower, for another friend, and Hugh was working at the hardware store, otherwise, they all would have joined in on the celebration, because that is what friends do.

It was a great party and I'm sure that Isaac and Kaley felt the love. Baby girl Richmond will be here before they know it and, now she'll have a fully decked-out nursery to come home to (as will her brother; the secret twin that I keep expecting them to discover. What can I say? My hoodoo-voodoo has never been wrong! I'm still in denial).

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