Anyway, of course a shower for us wouldn't be complete without a monkey or two. :) My friend Susan threw this shower for me and it was so cute! Here are the invites:
She bought me SO much cute monkey stuff, and had it strung on clothes lines around her house. Here is a shot of one of the lines and a few other things. Aren't those slippers the best?!
I had some great little helpers opening gifts! They were so cute. :)
I got so many great and unique gifts...this boy is so spoiled already!
Then came this huuuge box, which made the kids and me all giddy. :)
This box was from my friend Nicole who lives in Waco. She is one of my great friends I used to teach with, and since her and a few of my former teacher friends couldn't make it up to the shower, they sent me this amazing gift. I open the box, and this is the first thing I see. If you can't read it, just click on it to see it larger - SO sweet!!
Underneath the letter was a HUGE stack of gifts...one for each month the first year of E's life, as well as a present for his 1st birthday!!!
Here I am trying not to be emotional...but WOW...you girls seriously blew me away with your thoughtfulness and generosity!!
Is that not the most clever idea ever?! Nicole is SO creative and crafty...I miss our craft sessions from when I lived in Waco. I've been bugging her to start a blog, so here I am calling you out on it Nicole! Go for it! :)
And for the record, I only opened the gift I was supposed to at the baby shower. Yes, it is VERY hard for someone nosy like me to not open the others, but Patrick has put the box away and I've promised not to cheat. Now one more thing to look forward to on his one month birthday! :)