Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Baby Shower

Two weeks ago Benjamin and I took a little trip to Indiana to visit my sister Rachel and her husband Craig and to throw my sister a baby shower. It was so much fun to see my sister's cute pregnant belly and to feel their little miracle actively moving around. I'm pretty sure that little one kicked my hand a time or two. :) How exciting for Benjamin to get to meet his little cousin in a couple of months! It was also great to get to see the rest of my family the day of the shower. My dad took Benjamin out with the boys and got some grandpa time in during the shower, which allowed me to actually host the shower. Then we all got to hang out the rest of the afternoon, which was fun.

Benjamin did SO well on the plane. I know that was God's hand on him because he is such an active little kid and sitting still on a very full plane for over two hours is not something he would normally do cooperatively.

I took well over 100 pictures while I was there, so deciding which ones to post was really hard. Be warned that there are a LOT. :)
My sister Abby loving on Benjamin
I love my sister Beka and her fun personality!
Gift opening! (My sisters Melody and Esther at the ones in the background.)
The Diaper Cake and the fabulous edible cake made by my sweet sisters.
Yummy Food!
Rachel and her friends
The baby bottle hot potato game

Opening more gifts
And yes, it did have to snow while I was home, just to show me how much I LOVE Texas weather. :)
Cute preggo profile!
Where there are parks, Benjamin is happy!
Benjamin just loves "U Cai" (Uncle Craig)

My sweet hubby sent me flowers while I was in Indiana. It's a little scary when a big guy comes to the door of a home you don't live it and says "I'm looking for Sharon." Especially when said big guy doesn't even bring the flowers to the door until he's verified that he has the right house. But the flowers were beautiful and brightened my day!
My brother Joel had to work the day the rest of my family came up, so he came up later in the week to see Benjamin (and me as well)

All dressed up for the cold in Aunt Rachel's slippers
We went to this place called Science Central and had so much fun. Here I am attempting to pull both myself and Benjamin up with a pulley. Lets just say my upper body strength could use some work. ;)

Ah yes...The fun mirrors. This is me and my sister showing off our sexy long legs and stubby short tops. heeheehee!
Above: Benjamin playing in the water at the Science place. There was a whole area for kids his age, but he was much more interested in the big kid stuff.
Below: Benjamin riding the animal that he thought was an elephant outside Science Central.


Joel said...

Hurray for the "a LOT" of pictures! :D

Julia & Company said...


I can't believe how big all of your little brothers and sisters are. I remember them when they were young like our kids. Thanks for the pictures I really appreciated them. Congrats to Rachel!