To start off--this lady--my ex's wife, met me in the garage. She said, "We've seen each other more in the last two months then we have in the last five years!" Which is true--with the wedding, the class reunion and now the shower.
I replied, "When are you guys leaving for Florida?"
"First of October."
"Well, enjoy your winter of golf."
"Gary doesn't golf anymore."
"He hasn't golfed at all this last year. With his bad eye and then his knee replacement--he just...."
"My gosh. What does he do if he can't golf?"
She gave me one of those side-long, narrowing of the eyes look--"Nothing!"
"Oh oh. You mean he follows you around and................"
"No--he sits in his chair and when he isn't sleeping he's 'Can you get me this...can you get me that.' "
"Oh.... Gosh. I'm sorry," I replied, trying not to smirk. Then she said the funniest thing..............
"You wouldn't want him back, would you?"
I did laugh then. A loud guffaw. "Ah...no thanks. I enjoy living alone."
Jennifer was there too. She is working at her "home" office in Michigan all week. She said she is coming over for a visit one evening. She and Pammie were helping Karen cook and get everything ready for Helene's shower.
This little Munchkin is grandson Marcus' girl friend. I met her years ago as she dances in Madeleine's ballet company. She has called me Gramma Judy for years. She wanted to sit on my lap.
We played a few shower games--fun ones I have never played before and then Daddy showed up. He wanted to be there to see/help Helene open the gifts. I can truly say, the first time I have ever seen the Daddy show up for a baby shower.
Mike is 6'5", Helene is 5'10". I think we might have
a nice big and tall baby girl.
Who says Daddy's don't get excited by little baby things? His face was just radiant every time Helene opened another package.
I gave them this--"promise"--
A picture of what the baby quilt looks like now--
and what it will look like--hopefully--before the baby comes.
The obligatory photos:
Soon to be Aunties: Great Aunt Pam, Karen, Momma, Aunt Madeleine, Great Aunt Jennifer, we were missing Aunt Susanna, who lives in Oregon.
"I love you", my Sweetest Girl!