I was exceptionally lucky this last weekend – not only did many of my friends and family members gather to March for Maddie, but a few of them insisted on throwing me a sweet shower the next day. I hadn’t wanted a shower, but they put their collective foot down, just like they did when I was pregnant with Annabel. I felt funny about having a shower for my third baby, but they reminded me that every baby should be celebrated…and that I only have girl clothes! As usual, my friends were right.
The Acrobat’s room is going to have a world travel theme, and my friends ran with that idea for the party.
I was overwhelmed by the attention to even the tiniest details – there was a wreath on the door made of maps, little passports, world flags, globes and suitcases everywhere, vases decorated with maps of places that are meaningful to me and Mike, foods from all over the world (that were also on my diabetic diet!), and even the party favors were on theme: peanuts and airline bottles of wine!
The one thing I really wanted was to share the day with Annabel. The day wouldn’t have been complete without my best girl.
I wanted to make sure she felt as special as I did, so I gave her the sash, and she loved it. I also knew that she would be a big help when it came time to open the presents.
When that proved to be a little boring for her, she entertained herself by photobombing.
My sweet friends even gave Annie gifts:
The Acrobat was given some amazing gifts, too:
Thank you to my friends and family, but especially to these beautiful ladies:
I am so, so lucky to have so many people in my life that care about all of my children, and that was really demonstrated this past weekend. Madeline, Annabel, and The Acrobat are so incredibly loved. I will forever be grateful to everyone (near and far) for always supporting my family.