So, when she told me they had decided to host their own baby shower, since she was the only one of her friends who wasn't working full-time and/or didn't already have little kids at home, and since she really didn't want a traditional girly shower with goofy games, my first thought was "Oh my gosh! What would my mother think?" But, it only took a minute or two for me to come around to "Why the hell not?"
They ended up opting for an all day party where their friends could come and go at will, stopping in between birthday parties and ball games or whatever, to just hang out and have fun, and where Lex could show off all her pregnancy-projects, such as her very first herb and veggie garden!
|Yes, she hauled all those cinder blocks and shoveled all that dirt herself!|
which will go perfectly with these.
We even got to see some amazing baby-belly-henna-art!
The best part though was just getting to hang and have fun with family...
meet some of Lex's and Nate's wonderful friends and neighbors...
and, best of all, reconnect with childhood besties from her art gang in Plano...
and her elementary days in Indonesia.
All in all, one of the best baby showers ever.
My mom used to pray that I would end up with a daughter who was just as hard-headed as me. Thank heaven her prayers were answered!