Can you tell I am sad??? I talked to my mom and reveled in all the details from the latest missed baby shower. The guests, the gifts, the food, the fun... I heard it all second hand. What I would give to have been right in the middle of it... with a petit-four in one hand giving it my best competitive shot at one of the typical baby shower games.
I am an expert on child growth in increments of 1 year... as that is how often I see my tiny little relatives from my huge family... some of which are not so tiny anymore! I think this last year overseas will be the hardest as yet another sweet baby will be born in July. A precious baby girl to my cousin ~ who was simply a little girl herself when I departed the US.
OK... I am going to make a platter of deviled eggs and some sprite and lime sherbet punch and wash my sadness away. I might even get Lilli to play a shower game or two with me!