Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Duct Tape and Bungee Cords

I have fabulous friends! Yesterday, my very best friends in Richmond gave me a baby shower. It was wonderful!! (thank you, Holly, Sue E, Pam and Mel! I am so blessed to have you for friends!) I didn't know what kind of turnout there would be since we've been gone for almost three years now. Lets just say I was overwhelmed! We were part of an awesome church family there and I miss them dearly. We got lots of gifts for baby girl Brown--pretty pink and green blankets, adorable onesies and sleepers, a pretty diaper bag (yea!), sweet little gowns with matching bibs and bonnets, precious keepsakes, books, toys, and lots of other things. Our big gift that I know we will use OFTEN! was our Pack and Play. This came from the four mentioned above. I love it! Its like a playpen bassinet combo and it is WONDERFUL for travel. We also were given some real treasures from my mom and dad. Dad refinished my great granny's rocking chair for us to use in the nursery. Mom gave us a beautiful frame that was matted for 3 pictures. The first was of my granny as a baby, the middle was my mom as a babe, and the 3rd myself as a baby. Yes, I cried.

I think the biggest hit was Geron's Diaper Duty kit. My mother comes up with the funniest things! It was a box filled with "special tools" for changing diapers. Lets begin with the obvious. The diapers. Wipes, a bottle, a pacifier, a toy to keep baby occupied, a father's guide to parenting, and then came some disposable bags to put dirty diapers in, some rubber gloves, and earplugs, and a mask like you wear when you paint. Then, there were goggles like you wear for construction or lab work, duct tape, bungee cords, and finally, probably the best part--TONGS! I don't know where she comes up with this stuff, but we got a big kick out of it all!

We obviously had a great time visiting with old and good friends and family at the shower. We stayed the night with Pam and Roger, who are like family to us, as well. We stayed up visiting with them til about 11 talking about work, their funny grandson, and their recent anniversary trip to Hawaii. Dear dear friends.

It was very hard to leave Richmond. I wouldn't trade anything for the lasting friendships I've made there. No doubt baby girl will have a wonderful church family in Chattanooga, but also in Richmond.

4 comments:

Jenn Hacker said...

I'm going to forward to you an e-mail my boss sent me regarding fathers of babies. It's really cute!

Becca said...

Dude, you are gonna need those tongs. Trust me.

So glad Lima Bean is off to a good start. Those Pack and Plays are great for traveling. We actually left one at my mother-in-law's for CJ and my grandniece to use during visits--that way, we don't have to haul it across the country.

I visited your registry, but a lot of the stuff wasn't available to order online. Would it be OK if I ordered the items someplace else and sent them? You can email me your address, or I can send to Tooz.

hollybird said...

Lydia, It was an HONOR to be a part of giving this shower for you, Geron and baby girl! I am blessed by the friendship that you all have given to me and my family. Heck.. you ARE my family! I cannot wait to meet this precious little girl... if she is anything like her parents, she will be both blessed and a blessing. I love you girl, and I miss you being around here. It was GREAT to see you again.

Amy said...

Ran across your blog recently. I'm from Richmond and enjoy reading about your soon to be bundle of joy. I hope you have a very easy delivery. Take care.