A Baby Shower for Kevin & Becca ~ The Gifts

    Saturday Afternoon, March 15

1The four little girls ~ Elyse (on Becca’s lap), Lucy, Molly, and Bella were quite interested in the gifts.

2 (1)Like I said yesterday, I think Elyse thought this was her party. 🙂

She loved helping Becca open the gifts.

2 (2)A gift from a grandma who I understand is no longer living.

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2 (4)Elyse did think this was for her!

2 (5)This rabbit is the cutest thing. It has a battery and flops its ears and wiggles.

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2 (8)From the loft.

2 (9)Four of Becca’s college friends.

2 (14)This photo includes Becca’s mom.

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2 (23)There were lots of books ~ as the invitation suggested that we bring a favorite book to help stock the baby’s library.

2 (24)Lucy thought this was for her.

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3Molly is learning to read, and enjoyed reading the books while the adults visited ~ after each gift had been opened.

4This picture of laughter clearly describes the wonderful, delightful afternoon.

A Baby Shower for Kevin & Becca ~ The Food

Saturday Afternoon, March 15

1While people arrived and lunch was being prepared I took more pictures.

1aNotice the pretty, cloth napkins.

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1gBy 12:30, lunch was prepared and looking delicious.

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Food (11)Becca’s parents (Jeff and Eunice), Becca and Kevin, and Kevin’s mom (Anne) welcomed everyone and asked Cerwin to pray before the meal.

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Food (17)Waiting to go through the food line.

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Food (6)Dessert

Food (5)There was a treat on this tray that I don’t remember ever tasting. Becca’s mother said they (Irish Potatoes) are a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in their area near Philadelphia. They are kind of hidden, but are the ones that look like small potatoes.

Oh, my! They were delicious!.

The taste reminded me of opera fudge rolled in cinnamon. You can find a variety of recipes online if you Google Irish Potato Candy.

Food (20)After the meal Elyse was ready to open gifts. I think she thought it was her party. 🙂

Tomorrow night ~ the gifts.

A Baby Shower For Kevin & Becca

Cerwin and I were honored to be invited to this celebration ~ the first baby for our nephew and his wife.1 (1)Becca, her mom, sister, and friends did a great job of making it a delightful afternoon.

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1a (4)Becca (back to camera) and her mom attending to some lunch details.

1b (8)While the ladies were getting things ready, Kevin entertained his niece Elyse, who I think just got these sunglasses.

I think it was during this picture that Kevin was telling a funny story about why Elyse called him Uncle Potty ~ at least for one day!

During a visit with Rob, Jesse, and Elyse, Elyse was looking for Kevin. When someone said he was in the potty, she began calling him Uncle Potty. 🙂

1b (2)Elyse showing her cup to Dot ~ Kevin’s aunt and my sister-in-law.

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1b (3)She is at an age where she knows when she is the center of attention and began twirling and going in circles until she was dizzy.

1cElyse’s parents, Rob and Jessie, talking to Kevin. (Kevin and Jess are siblings). I think it looks like Rob is keeping an eye on Elyse.

1caWhile lunch was being prepared, I took a few pictures of decorations and gifts.

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1e (2)Tomorrow night I will show you some more guests and the delicious luncheon.

Baby Shower for Leslie – Part 2 of 2

After the cake break we were each given a small container of Play Dough and asked to design a baby.

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2 (2)After watching a few people, I decided that I should photograph others instead of spending much time making a Play Dough Baby – because my sculpting skills are very limited.

Enjoy.

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2 (5)I like the simplicity of this one.

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2 (7)She did this while holding her baby!

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2 (16)Yes, that is what you think it is! 😯

She is a delivery room nurse.

2 (15)She won first place.

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2 (25)Definitely a boy!

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2 (31)I was amazed at the creativity.

It was a delightful afternoon. I was pleased to be invited.

Thanks, Leslie.

2 (33)These two created a highlight to my afternoon.

They don’t know each other, and when they decided to walk toward the playground, I heard the one say to the other, “Let’s hold hands.”

That reminded me of the poem by Robert Fulghum

“All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten”

Share everything.

Play fair.

Don’t hit people.

Put things back where you found them.

Clean up your own mess.

Don’t take things that aren’t yours.

Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.

Flush.

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Live a balanced life – learn some and think some.

And draw and paint and sing and dance

And play and work everyday some.

Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic.

Hold hands and stick together.

Be aware of wonder.