Although I have avoided repeating it over and over and over ..... and over again on my blog, it probably needs to be said now as I begin this blog post. I am going to be a grandmother in February.
Ok, more emphasis - I AM GOING TO BE A GRANDMOTHER!!
Oh, heck, one more time with feeling
I AM GOING TO BE A GRANDMOTHER!!!
Hopefully you get the picture ... a mother (me) who has looked forward to being a grandmother for probably 20 years and just when she accepted the obvious - no grandchildren for her (me) - a grand child was conceived. It is like winning the billion dollar lottery - hard to wrap my brain around it.
This little life is most precious to me. Sort of a perfect jewel in the crown of my life.
Earlier this month we held a baby shower for my daughter-in-law. It has been probably 40 years since I attended a baby shower. They haven't changed much. Food, laughter and gifts. At the new mom's request, we skipped the games. But we did have a few fun activities.
|Time Capsule Station|
|The sign explaining the 'time capsule' project.|
|The mirrored box for putting the notes in - |
which will be replaced by a sealed box with a slot on top
that her dad, my son, will make.
|The first two letters - one from my daughter and one from me.|
As with most parties there was food. Lots and lots of food. Too much really. We had about 20 guests and could have fed 50! No one left hungry.
Another activity was decorating Onesies. Guests used their own originality to put messages on these tiny garments. Then they were hung on a clothes line for all to see. Great fun!
|Guess who did this one!! :-)|
It was a wonderful time for all.
Next up ... the gifts grandma (me) brought to the shower. Yes, they were handmade.