Today was a happy day.
I drove to Orlando to celebrate the pending arrival of baby Lexi.
Hard to believe it’s been two years since I attended the wedding of Christie and Mat, or that they are now expecting their first baby. Where does the time go? I’m so happy for both of them. They are going to be wonderful parents, Lexi doesn’t know just how lucky she is.
It was almost like a mini-elementary-school reunion at the shower. Can you believe I’ve known some of these girls for 20+ years?!
Aimee was in the same kindergarten class with my brother, Christie and I met in sixth grade, Shannan and I go back to fifth grade, and Kira and I were both in Mrs. Perry’s kindergarten class. My pre-teen and teen years were filled with Friday night movie dates (where our parents dropped us off and we enjoyed a $1.25 slice of pizza before hand), sleep overs galore, shopping adventures, and so much more – all with this group of girls. They are my oldest group of friends and I only wish I got to see them more.
Now one of us is having a baby and our little group of girls is expanding as we eagerly welcome in one more.
The shower was lovely. Christie’s mom did a wonderful job putting the party together.
Love the spread of Publix party trays – you can NEVER go wrong with Publix party trays!
My plate (+more fruit)
I had some of the cookies that Shannan’s mom made – DELICIOUS!
There were games that involved baby food.
You had to try a bite, then guess what it was.
I was all set to partake, but after watching Mat take a bite, then seeing him immediately run to the sink, I politely declined. I’m not that adventurous.
Next, were melted candy bars.
I got all three right – Kit Kat, Twix and Reeses – BOOYAH! #CandyBarAddict
Loved this, too. Mat’s sister bought a few sizes so she has back-ups for when she outgrows the newborn size.
I bought a few outfits (+diapers!). Next time I need to dig out the arts and crafts – the personal gifts are always the ones that mean the most.
I can’t wait to meet little Lexi in October. She will be one well dressed, well loved kid.
Congrats Mat and Christie!
Since I was in their neck of the woods, I decided to drive to my parents’ house and crash for the night. Dad promised pork roast for dinner, and who am I to ever turn down dad’s home cooking?!
Oh, and there was a little surprise waiting at home.
Meet the newest member of the Anderson household!
Details to come in the morning!