Michelle threw a baby shower for us this past weekend. This one was for friends in the area.
I'll tell you...I typically don't like baby showers. Even knowing that these are being thrown for us, I still dread sitting there while people watch us open presents and play stupid shower games. The one in Arizona was cool because it involved family who we don't get to see very often, and a swimming pool.
I was really nervous about the one up here. Shaundar insisted that it be co-ed. Seriously...we had a fight about it. My thought was, guys do NOT like baby showers. I don't think I'm alone here, am I, gentlemen? I could just imagine a bunch of my local buddies being forced by their wives to come over to my house and sit there and sip tea while the women giggle and rub Shaundar's belly.
But, it worked out. Props to Michelle. First of all, there was an abundance of beer. Comment of the night from my may, Galloway..."I have never been drunk at a baby shower."
Next...we had Rock Band fired up, upstairs. When you got bored with all the estrogen, you hiked the steps and sang some Pinball Wizard or War Pigs! We even saw some of the women up there at times.
I do feel slightly bad that I missed the opening of the presents. I was rocking out upstairs. But, we totally scored, too. People stepped up. Baby crap is expensive. Between our families (especially my folks who have probably already spent $1000...not surprising as my mom has been waiting for this since 1980), Shaundar's work and our friends...we have gotten almost all of our big ticket items. There are only a couple triple digit items left on our registry. I am actually quite shocked. So, thanks to everyone!
Michelle had her camera out, so I'll have to snag some photos from her. I didn't get any. As soon as I mooch them off her, I'll post some.
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