When Krissy was eight and half months pregnant with Cameron, I gave her a truly amazing baby shower. Thirty-five guests. Honestly, at the time I was able to go a little crazy over my first grandchild and boy, did I. I bought the pretty bassinet she's using now, strictly because I thought it was a really sweet thing for people to put gifts in and around. I bought a baby bathtub, filled it with ice and put six pounds of cocktail shrimp in it. I wanted to buy a potty chair and use the potty part for the cocktail sauce, but Kris vetoed that idea big time.
That was a fun, fun baby shower and this is the favor we gave each guest.
Pretty simple, really. It's just a baby bottle filled with peanut M&M's, tied with a little blue bow and I attached a vellum strip that said, "Thank you for sharing our joy. Andy, Krissy and Cameron."
Isn't that cute? I'll warn you though....you'd be amazed how many bags of peanut M&M's it takes to fill that many baby bottles. :-)
So most of you know I'll have Avery here Monday through Friday and on Friday, I'll have Avery and Cameron. Today was the first Friday. It all went pretty well I think. I'm not going to try to convince you I wasn't busy today. My word. But really, it all went very smoothly right up until naptime.
In spite of the fact that he's almost three (end of June), Cameron still naps in this porta crib. As a matter of fact, he loves it. It's HIS bed.
(For the record, that porta crib is slicker than you know what - there's a music box on one corner that plays classical music. Seriously.)
But as you can see, it's occupied by someone else now. You should have seen the look on his face when he saw that not only was his bed in my living room (it's been in my bedroom for two years) but AVERY was in it!
And you should have seen the look on MY face when I realized, good grief, it's naptime and where on earth can I put Cameron? My bed is seriously four feet high and no way would I put him on it and risk him falling off.
So I thought, well we'll just skip naptime for him today and his parents can figure it out when they take him home. Then I looked over and saw him and his monkey leaning over my ottomon and Cameron was standing there, asleep. Not sure about the monkey, but Cameron was dog tired after playing outside almost all morning.
So I improvised and really, it seems to work just fine. Don't you love the way his froggy fleece blanket coordinates so well with my frilly flowery sofa? I could barely stand it but Cameron and Chelsea didn't seem to care at all.
he's very good at helping me keep Avery entertained.
I'm launching my new shop early next week. I've been sewing and making things and assembling things every single moment that I haven't absolutely had to do something else, for three weeks. I finally figured out, if I wait until I have everything I wanted to open with finished in large quantities before I take it public I'll never get it open. So I'm opening with just a few items and of course I'll constantly be adding things to it. I have so many ideas my head is spinning, but I need to stop worrying about it all being just so, and just do it.
So there you have it...my Friday. And you guessed it - it's barely 8:30 and me and my book are headed straight to bed about two seconds after I hit "publish."
I hope you had a nice restful Friday too. LOL