Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bookish baby shower

This past weekend, our dear friends threw us a wonderful baby shower -- unsurprisingly, bookish themed!

My girlfriends used my wife's favorite baby book, All the World, as a guestbook --  and everyone left a note to us and our Little Reader.  It was wonderfully touching.

There weren't many baby games as there was mostly eating, gabbing, eating, present opening, eating, and catching up.

Among the many delicious things we served were:
  • One fish, two fish, red fish, goldfish (crackers)
  • Green eggs and (deviled) ham
  • Bread and jam (and brie) for Frances
  • Cloudy with a chance of (cocktail) meatballs
  • Frecklejuice (punch made w white grape juice, pomegranate juice, and ginger ale)
  • The hungry hungry caterpillar (apples with spiced caramel cream cheese dip)
  • Madeleine's French onion dip
and of course, a wonderful book-shaped cake (made by the same friend who made my wife's 30th birthday shark cake.  Thanks, Natalie!).

We received so many wonderful gifts, including many, many books for our Little Reader -- and of course, a glut of nautical-, whale-, and shark-themed baby clothes.

There's about seven weeks left (give or take) until Little Reader arrives -- and I'm grateful for everyone who has showered us (ha!) with love. I'm so nervous about having a baby, but touched by all who have such confidence we'll be good parents.


  1. Your friends are so clever! The shower looks like it was a lot of fun!

  2. The shower looked like a blast -- I attended a bookish baby shower for my cousin last year and was so blown away by the clever ideas. Love it! Everything is going to be great, and Little Reader will be so loved. :)

  3. Aw, this is so sweet, and it looks like fun. I cannot wait for you guys to become parents!

  4. Aww that is so cool! Congratulations on your journey of motherhood!

  5. Seven weeks? That's it? Wow, that went fast. Maybe not so much for you ;)

  6. Your friends did a great job! This is one of my favorite themes and I'm so glad that you have used it too. Everything turned out so cute and oh, that book-shape cake is really amazing.


  7. Wow, what a clever plan for a shower! The seven weeks will fly by - how exciting for you!