This weekend a few friends hosted a shower for me & Sam. Even though it's the second time around and we are having another boy, there were a few essentials they knew I'd need and were so sweet to throw us a party. We had such a great time and the food was of course excellent! Josh & I both feel incredibly blessed to have found such a wonderful group of friends since we moved to what we thought was a tiny little town 2 1/2 years ago. Jack is so lucky to grow up alongside such sweet little friends and be loved by their mommies & daddies, too! I'm thrilled that Sam will have so many folks to call his friends too...especially with the Bethlehem Baptist Church baby boom of 2009-10.
I plan to upload some more photos from the shower soon. Before Josh's family headed back home, we all went out for dinner. Jack sure loves when grandparents visit, but really has a ball with his Cousin Sean. He loves to squeeze, hug, sit on and generally smother poor Sean, who puts up with it in stride.
By the way, just before beginning this post, I had my first encounter with a wandering little tot who was supposed to be in bed. He has gotten up and out of bed in the mornings and after naps a few times, but this is the first time he has emerged from his room before even falling asleep. About 15 minutes after I put him down, I heard him in the hallway. I had to tuck him in twice more (the second time with a threat of punishment the next time he got up. The threat alone resulted in tears.) At least we are doing this now and not 4 weeks from now with a newborn in the house. Oh, I'll post some pics of the big boy room soon. We just got his bedding this weekend.
Also, I think that same two-year-old gave me his cold from last week. Here's to hoping the coughing, sore throat, sniffling, etc. is drawing to an end around here.