Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Who Loves You, Baby?

Dear Mia,

You are so loved. I know I say that a lot, but it is SO true. Last weekend (January 14th) your Grandma Snipes threw you a baby shower and it was one of the most special days of my life. I've been to plenty of baby showers in the past, all of which were get-togethers centered around the Mom-to-be. Your shower, however, was all about YOU and your Dad and I were just there to serve as gracious placeholders. Everyone was there to celebrate you, send you love, and give you gifts.

We started the day with a delicious lunch cooked by Grandma Snipes and then we all gathered in the living room. Your Grandma had asked everyone to bring with them a letter addressed to you, and then at the shower everyone read them aloud.

You received letters from your cousins Aaliyah and Corbin, Aunt Courtney and Uncle Josh, Great Grandma Grogg, Grandma Young, Grandma Snipes, Aunt Kirsten, Great Aunt Jill, Aunt Casey, and Aunt Amanda (who couldn't make it to the shower but still sent a letter!).

The letters from your cousins were very sweet (we're not 100% sure what Corbin's letter says... but I'm sure it's very nice!) but the letters from your aunts and especially your grandmothers were simply wonderful.  The tears started early with the letter from Great-Grandma Grogg, read by Aunt Jill.  Then your Grandma Snipes kept us crying as she described how badly your Dad has always wanted to be a Dad.  You're making his dream come true!

Your Grandma Young's letter was also very heart-felt and talked about all of the fun times we've all had together over the years.  I don't have a copy of the letter yet, but I'll be sure to add it here when I do!

After we finished reading the letters we wiped away our tears and started opening your presents!  You received SO many things!  A travel system, jumperoo, bathtub, clothes, shoes, and toys, toys, toys!

We finished the afternoon by enjoying delicious cake and telling funny stories about me and your Dad.  It was a spectacular day filled with family, love and laughter.  You're going to have SO much fun with this family when you get here, Mia!


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