I have not been on top of things since I've had sick kids, a sick husband, and a cut finger. Fortunately, most of us have now recovered. I have often thought about blogging about different experiences we have had over the past few weeks but haven't had enough energy to sit down and type. Tonight, we hosted a baby shower at our house and it was too fun too pass up writing about.
First, the house had to be decorated with balloons and baby clothes.
Then, guest arrived and the games began (around an hour late, I might add, but that's to be expected.)
|ANIJA staff and volunteers|
|You cannot have a baby shower without the bottle-drinking competition!|
|And the winner is...|
There was food, more games and, of course, cake and gifts.
|Less than two weeks to go!|
|Men aren't really allowed but the Dad usually comes too :)|
It always amazes me how much more the games are emphasized than the gifts here. Gifts are almost an afterthought and many times I've seen people leave before they are opened. Once cake is served, it is time to go.
Although I hardly sat down, we all had fun and enjoyed celebrating the new life soon to be born.
I'll have to share pictures of him once he arrives for those of you out there who are baby lovers (or Chucho and Alida fans.)
P.S. One other interesting thought about baby showers...they have them no matter what baby it is, not just the first. They don't save things from one child to the next but give what they don't need to friends and family. Their generosity often amazes me!