The past few weeks have been a flurry of activity getting prepared for the arrival of our newest family member and what better way to celebrate than by two wonderful baby showers thrown by our families! The first was in Spartanburg, SC at Nana's house. As you can see by the overflowing gift table in these pictures the "gift card only" rule was only lightly enforced. We are very grateful to all who came and thank you for your kindness!
The next shower was thrown on the day of the Belmont Stakes, a sweltering day when Big Brown disappointed fans everywhere but our families and friends came through. The shower was held at the Albanese family owned 1019 Cafe in Northport, NY where the food was outstanding and a great time was had by guests of all ages, ranging from the 8 month old Keira to the 88 year old Aunt Madeline. Once again we would like to thank all of you for your generosity which is most greatly appreciated.
Two special guests who made the trip from South Carolina to Long Island were Nana and Mary Pat's big cousin Victoria. We would like to say a special thanks to both for all of the help they provided during their stay as almost all of the gifts are now assembled (as you can see here) and ready for use and the level of pink on the walls in the nursery has been downgraded from "blinding" to "juuuuuust right". Victoria was also kind enough to introduce us to Dora the Explorer, opening our eyes to a future that will be 100% devoid of any Dora viewings or paraphenalia if Daddy can help it.