So, it took me a million years to post these photos, but here they finally are in all their glory! It literally took me so long, that some of these pictures are from my Auntie Steph's bridal shower, and Auntie Steph is already married!
For this event, I resumed "Baby Tour 2009" and headed up to Connecticut to join my Mom in celebrating the addition of "Uncle Brian" to the family...Since Mom is one of the bridesmaids in the wedding, she headed up to take part in the shower, and I headed up, in a concerted effort to draw every speck of attention away from my Aunt, and towards me.
As I noted in an earlier post, the drive up was a little brutal for Mom, as it was her first long-range drive with me by herself. Dad had to work, and was unable to drive up with her, so she bravely hopped in the car with a bunch of stuff to bring to CT, and set off. After a delay on Saturday morning, (Thanks to me, and my barely flexible schedule) While the trip was MUCH longer than usual, she pulled it off, and we arrived safely in Connecticut. She's a tough nut to crack, my Mom. Mom arrived at the shower with Gramma Mindy, and myself, to much oohing and ahhing.
Oh...and my Auntie (The Bride) was there, too. I suppose I should mention that. :-)
Above is DaGramma with my Cousin's Evette, and Cynthia. Cynthia is amazing at being able to put me to sleep when need be.
As you can see, I was a bit more tired than usual...and, I'll admit it....a bit crabby. Here, my Great Aunt Cindy consoles me with help from Cynthia, Evette, and Lil Evette. (I sense a theme here with the names...I'll have to figure that out later....)
Everyone played some shower games (some of which my Grandma had come up with) and my Aunt opened a bunch of presents. She later remarked to my Dad that she was "Shocked" that she had gotten so much stuff. My Dad's reply?
"Wait til the wedding!"
My Dad received several texts with pictures of me meeting even MORE family members and friends this weekend...he actually found himself missing me, which was surprising for him...somehow he got over it, and enjoyed his first baby-free weekend in some time...Above is Cynthia quieting me, while Evette presumably gets one one of my Dad's texts. I presume this, because Evette is laughing, and my Dad is hilarious.
Here, I am listening to Mrs. Dumas, the mother of one of my Dad's best friends. He has known this guy since second grade. Also, according to legend, they share a brain. Also fawning over me are my Auntie Steph, my future Aunt Amy, and Lynette, Dumas' fiance. Enough with the weddings, already, people!!!
Here I am with my Great Aunt Cindy again, rocking my adorable hat. I do love what Mom dressed me up in for the shower. Classy overalls, matching onesie, with adorable hat. I hope I keep getting dressed up all cute, and don't end up like some kids whose parents allow them to let themselves go. I may look weirded out, but I assure you, i was just exhausted.
And here I am with Evette again. I have to say, I enjoy hanging out with her greatly, and she seems to also enjoy it. She does a great job of keeping me calm, and protecting me from loud noises, and overzealous fans.
And last, but certainly not least, a pic of me with my Auntie Steph. She looks adorable in her sash and tiara, if not a bit elitist. Though who am I to judge, as I am usually dressed impeccably well, if not downright edible. We all had a lot of fun at the shower, and it was totally worth the trip! I'm sorry it took me so long to post these....