Everyone around here is eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new nephew. He's the first baby for my brother and his wife, a first grandchild on both sides, and a first niece or nephew for me as well as for my sister-in-law's brother and sister.
Today her family threw her a baby shower, and seriously, it's a good thing there is not a practice of actually raining gifts on the mommy-to-be, because she would have been swimming in all the blessings. Also a good thing there is no statutory limit on "oohs" and "ahs," for all the cute onesies and blankets and toys and nursery decorations. Giraffes and elephants and lions, oh my! (The nursery is being decorated in a jungle theme!)
I can't wait until little Charlie gets here. His scheduled arrival is November 25, but of course we all know babies come on their own timetables, so could be anytime (don't tell his mommy, she's not quite ready yet!)
Anyway, here's a photo of the day, from left: my grandma Emmy, me, Genevieve and my mom Janny.
And, just to prove how good I am at poking fun at myself (why do I think I will regret this?)...
I was recruited to play a game of an unspecified nature, which turned out to be a "drinking game" and which I am proud to say I won!! Here's proof: