Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Saturday was a bittersweet day. BigB's grandmother passed away about a week ago, and we went to the memorial service in the morning. Just a few hours later was my first shower, with both sides of our family in attendance.

BigB's grandma had just turned 90, and had lived by herself in her house up until four or five months ago. She was such a sweet, caring person. Her life revolved around her four boys and her OVER 500 foster kids. In her 40's, she became a licensed short-term foster care provider - the place they took kids when they were first admitted to the system, before they found more permanent living situations. Can you imagine? Having so many children pass through your doors - sometimes for a night or two, sometimes for months. And she was a single mom. Doing this all by herself. Needless to say, the service was emotional. She had wanted to "go home and be with Jesus" for at least the past few years, so everyone was glad that she was where she wanted to be and that she had passed away peacefully in her sleep.

Later that afternoon my friends and family had my first baby shower. It had been planned weeks before Grandma passed away, so it would have been difficult to change the date. Plus, having all the family up for the memorial allowed them the opportunity to attend the shower - otherwise they probably wouldn't have made the trip.

The shower was good. Nothing too crazy. But, let me tell you, this kid has more onesies than should be allowed. You've heard the phrase "you can never have too many onesies" - I challenge that statement. At last count between new and hand-me-downs, she Lady Bug has over 100 onesies (size nb-9 mos). It's really insane and slightly nauseating. Between those, baby blankets, and little dresses, she is set.

A sample of onesies:
My belly...looking HUGE:
The cake:


Martha said...

You look beautiful. 100 onesies, cool, you won't have to do too much laundry.
I am so sorry about BB's grandmother.

Wade and Ericka said...

That cake is absolutely adorable - sometimes I wish I was having a girl just for cute stuff like that!

Okay. 100 onesies. I would agree that's overkill. Is is bad to take some back to the store and exchange them for something else? :-o

areyoukiddingme said...

I'm sorry to hear about BigB's grandmother. She sounds like a fascinating woman.

Your shower looks like fun - and once you get to experience the blowout, you will be glad to live in the house of 100 onesies.