We started the day off with taking Ryan and Cole to a friend’s 3 year old birthday party at a bouncy castle place. Ryan had fun bouncing with Dad, and Cole did surprisingly well playing with an exerciser, the facility had. We had a nice lunch and Thomas cake, and it was a great party!
I was playing it by ear, on whether to take Cole or not to the shower- we already decided Ryan was going to stay home with Joe, because we knew he really needed his nap. My sister lives about 50 miles away, so it is a bit of a trip. I didn’t really want to take Cole, because he doesn’t do that well with crowds, and noise, and he also needed to nap. But he is having major separation anxiety right now, and I wasn’t sure if he would be fussy today or not. To be totally honest, I thought it would be nice to have a few kid/baby free hours, to just enjoy the shower. But I was waiting it out to see how he would be.
BINGO! Both boys fell asleep on the way home from the birthday party, and I carried Cole upstairs, and laid him on the bed, and he stayed asleep, so I took off.
The shower was really nice, with lots of family, friends, and good food. Almost everyone asked where the boys were, so that was nice they were missed, but they completely understood why they weren’t there.
My sister and her husband, are having a girl, and they decided to name her Maelyn. It is a name her mother-in-law suggested, and I think it has Norwegian decent.
I knew all along for my main gift, I wanted to do something special with letters, once they decided on a name, but a few months ago my sister, just out of the blue, told me she was going to order the letters for Maelyn’s name off of a store on e-bay.
I HAD to tell her I wanted to do that for her gift, and she agreed, so my sister has known about the letters, but she didn’t know what I was planning to do with them. I was going to order the letters off a web-site, but then saw some at a local arts & crafts store, and my sister had seen the same ones, and liked them, so I got them. I bought them white, but added the design, and ribbons to them. I am very happy how they turned out. But more importantly, my sister said she really liked them. I asked her to take a picture of them, once they were hung up, because her nursery theme is coral and lime green, and the wall these will be hung on, is lime green and I think they will look better hung up on the wall then just laying on the tissue paper I put them on to take a picture of them….
I hope Maelyn likes them as she grows older, and they help her learn to spell her name. We have the letters for Ryan’s name, and he loves pointing out the letters, and spelling his name. We just got some for Cole’s name as well. I really had fun designing these, and I can’t wait to meet my sweet niece, Maelyn. We can’t wait for her to be born!