Friday, August 29, 2008

MORE Showered!

My dear friends Erin and Lisa hosted a super-fun shower for me here in Tucson last weekend. They did a fantastic job planning fun games (no "guess her girth"!) such as, "Name the Baby Animal" (my years of Wild America watching with Dad paid off here!) and "Guess the Baby Food" (applesauce - yum, squash - yuck!). We also received all the baby socks we could possibly need thanks to the "Guess how many socks are in the Jar" game!

Jenny and Lisa testing baby food

My favorite activity of the afternoon was when each of the girls decorated a little onesie for the baby. I have some very creative friends and they all came out beautifully! Erin even made a little "Obama-Biden '08" onesie that I'm sure will have our conservative family members voting democratic in no time!

The onesie artists hard at work...

Lindsay, Erin, Lisa, Kara, Nikki, Jenny

As if the games and time visiting wasn't enough, we also had wonderful food, and my favorite treat...ICE CREAM! The party was very relaxing and exactly what I would have wished for! I'm so grateful to have such wonderful, supportive friends here in Tucson!

More Shower Pictures

Wednesday at work, I was headed to what I thought was yet another intense meeting when to my shock I was met with a surprise shower thrown by my co-workers. The mastermind behind the party was Lisa (yes, the same Lisa mentioned above) along with my friends Katie, and Lindsay. About 15 people came, including Ben, for a fun and delicious Mexican lunch. A pool was started to guess the baby's gender, birthday and weight. The consensus seems to be boy, born 10/7 (Mom's birthday!), and weighing around 7 lbs. We were showered with sweet gifts, and even got "Baby's First Calculator"!

Thanks to the generosity of so many, we have all the big "must-haves" for Baby Hoffman. This weekend I'm looking forward to organizing all our loot, washing some baby clothes and getting things ready for the big day. I can't believe how soon it's coming!


Scott and Deb said...

So fun!! Is it making you really excited to have all the fun stuff to organize and put away? I LOVE the decorating onesies idea. I'm definitely going to use it in the future!

Brianne Dobson said...

I am so glad you got a lot of great stuff. I can't wait to see pictures of the nursery. Post pics of your house while you are at it! More importantly, I can't wait to see pictures of the little one in a few weeks.