This past Sunday evening, a baby shower was held at Meadowbrook Farm for the girls beloved art teacher, Miss Emily. It was an absolutely perfect September evening for such a special gathering. There were so many families there to shower the soon-to-be new mama and papa with lots of love and good wishes in these their final weeks of waiting to meet their little one.
After many games were played, conversations had and delicious food enjoyed it was time to open the gifts. I absolutely loved how the gift opening was done! Each child was invited to bring Emily and Eric the gift that their family had brought and then Emily and Eric would open the gift with the child standing right there with him. What a perfectly special way to open gifts! A little bit of one on one time for each family and the guests of honor. And I couldn't help but feel that all gift opening at showers should happen this way (whether littles are in attendance or not). How special would it be for each guest to get to spend a moment with the bride or mama-to-be while she opens that specially selected gift brought for her by each person? Usually at events like this you feel like you barely got to talk to the guest of honor (or the guests if you are the one the shower is for) but that was not the case here. It was absolutely delightful and truly special and something that I will keep with me forever.
Thank you Emily and Eric for including us in such a special day. We look forward to hearing that your little one has arrived and getting to meet him/her soon! Enjoy these last few weeks of this pregnancy. Your baby will be here before you know it!