shower #2

was completely wonderful.

Cousin N. had it at her house, which is a stone’s throw from ours.  I bundled Rainbow up into the Baby Bjorn and walked over.  Aunt D. saw me en route and pulled over to walk with me and catch her first glimpse of her new nephew.

It was a mostly family event, with the little girl cousins frolicking about.  (Boys had been trucked off the Aunt S’s house to create their boy havoc over there and leave us girls to our girly frou-frou stuff.) There was a lovely spread of food, heavy on the tomatoes and olive oil and bready stuff (yum) and mimosas and red wine.

So many personal, heirloom gifts this day: silver spoons and a silver fork, a silver rattle, a hand knit blanket, a hand embroidered quilt, a personalized leather bible, a Pooh porcelain dish set.  And more colorful little boy playclothes and Rainbow’s first Big Toy Gift: a playmat from Cousin N. (selected by her daughter, H.) with dangling monkeys and rhinos and such.  I augmented it with black and white toys handed down from Cousin B. so that it is a sensory bonanza, and Rainbow looooves it.

(He’s now officially smiling – has been, really, for over a week – and when he manages to connect his wildly swinging arms to the dangling toys, he gets VERY excited.)

It was incredibly special and fun and intimate, and Rainbow was charming and handsome as usual.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Auntie Sue
    Mar 31, 2009 @ 20:30:02

    It was fun and gave family an intimate way to spend time with Rainbow. He was the perfect star of the show!

  2. Cousin Betsy T.
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 01:35:14

    that baby is perfect!!!

  3. K5
    Apr 04, 2009 @ 03:35:17

    It was a lovely loving shower and Rainbow viewing. Perfect.

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