If it does take a village to raise a child, our boy is going to be just fine. Why? Because he's already blessed with an amazing circle of family and friends who never fail to blow his parents away with their generosity.
Our memory cards are packed with pics from the two baby showers we've had in just as many weeks (click here for more pictures). And our place is overflowing with bibs, baby monitors, bouncers, and balloons.
In Pasadena, Auntie-to-be Lisa took our nursery's Jungle/Safari theme and planned a girls-only baby shower around it: Jungle Juice punch, jungle-print dress, and even these amazing cupcakes, which she made with auntie Maxine:
Yuri's Mom, friends, and relatives brought trays and jars of sweets and other good eats. (Unfortunately, the only boys allowed to the shower were the little guy himself and Linh's son, Trevor, so Chris dined on paint fumes while he turned the nursery green!) Alex even pitched in with decorations and the diaper cake before heading off to school.
Kathie and Wendy
Grandma, Lisa, and Yuri's old principal, Margo
Gifts like this gown, hand-knit by Yuri's Grandma, totally blew us away. ("How am I going to get into this?" she thought at first, before Grandma explained it was for her first great-grandchild.)
A hand-knit gown from the great-grandmother-to-be
In Woodland Hills, Yuri's coworkers invited Chris over for a late afternoon feast of good wishes and cake, then sent us home with a cartload of gifts, including a Flip video camera, a humidifier, a stylish new diaper bag, and so many clothes that our son will probably only get to wear everything once before he grows out of it!
Baby Shower at Yuri's Work
We were really, truly touched by the outpouring of kindness and generosity. Thanks again to everyone who baked, cleaned, sorted, shopped, and toiled to help us welcome our baby into the world. We can't wait to pay you back by spamming you with baby pictures! :)
Linh and Yuri
For more shower pictures, click on the album below:
|Baby Shower Photo Album|