Sunday, April 27, 2014

Baby Downpour

Dear Ellie,

Yesterday was your baby shower.  I think its called a baby shower because gifts are basically precipitating everywhere.  As you can see from the picture above, we were nearly drowned in the affection of friends and family.  Had you been there, only one little footie would be sticking out from all of the boxes and gift wrap.  A more accurate description of the occasion would have been a "baby downpour" or a "baby landslide."  So to summarize, baby showers are dangerous, Ellie.  If you ever have a baby that a lot of people care about, wear a rain coat and head for high ground!

In all seriousness though, it was a very pleasant time.  We all went to faux Grandma and Grandpa Hightower's place and faux Aunt Danielle and REAL Aunt Danielle prepared a Hawaiian/Peacock themed event.  There were around 60 guests or so by my count, which meant lots and lots of free stuff for you!  Instead of cards for you, all of our guests brought their favorite childhood books instead and wrote you a message for when you are older.  In other words, we've already built an Ellie library!


  1. It was a great event, with lots of wonderful things to start Ellie on her way once she gets home. And books!! So many wonderful books to read! Will they let you bring some to the hospital so you can start reading to Ellie? I see many hours of fun ahead, pouring over all those wonderful books.

  2. I really wish we could have been there. I'm already having dreams about holding Ellie when I'm there in August. Miss you all. I had a feeling there would be a great turn out.

  3. I agree! I really wish I could have been there. I don't know why I didn't get the invite or see. I would of given anything to have been there. I'll see you guys very soon.