Five days post op I squeezed my swollen hip and tired bones into my "big jeans" and went to a baby shower. Maddy is due in February to Mike's cousin's wife. Get that? I just say my cousin's baby, it's less confusing. I digress, it was a very special shower. Lara, Mike's sister, and some of Mommy-to-be's co-workers got together and threw a spectacular Harry Potter themed shower.
The food was all from the books. Butter beer, chocolate frogs and cupcakes with little owls on them among others. The presentation was stunning. I brought my camera, but didn't take a single picture. Failure. It's the fatigue I can't concentrate to the end of my own thoughts. Anyway, the tables had maroon table cloths and the signs to identify the food were written in beautiful Harry Potter font. There was a display with an owl and stacked books and wands. Even the favor bags looked like brooms.
ABC Family just happened to be doing a Harry Potter marathon that night too. We all wore white owl name tags and the pens for filling out the baby games had feathers attached to look like quills. It was really well done. I love a theme. We played the standard games not saying baby, guessing how many pieces of candy were in a bottle and baby word scramble. All the games that involved writing were glued onto black card stock which had hole punched at the top for maroon and gold ribbon.
She got the usual baby shower haul gift-wise, but her invitation requested everyone pick a children's book and write a message to Maddy inside instead of cards. It was so interesting to see the choices and a little emotional to hear the inscriptions. Maddy's one loved little girl. I gave her two owl clipies on headbands (headbands for now and the clips detach for later). I also gave her two onesies "stormpooper" in black and white and "mischief managed" in pinks. I got all of those things on Etsy: Geeklings and Craving Cuteness respectively. For our book we chose one of Riley's favorites that we got from the library recently. It's called The Witch Who Wanted To Be A Princess. It's a great story about being yourself and also Harry Potter appropriate.
It was an amazing shower. Gold star ladies. It was totally worth dragging myself out of the house newly surgeried. I'm so excited to see the Harry Potter nursery finished. I'm just excited all the way around. See you soon Miss Maddy.