Thanks to Sara for hosting a fabulous baby shower for the Resident Alien. Sara provided us with all sorts of tasty treats to nibble on before we settled down to unwrap gifts and feast on Piece of Cake. She asked each guest to bring their favorite book from when they were kids for the R.A. so the kid came away with a small library of books, amazingly enough none of which I have already purchased for the little guy. The new titles added to his library include The Cat in the Hat (his first Dr. Seuss book), Comet in Moominland, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Carl's Sleepy Afternoon, Zen Shorts, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. We know the R.A. can hear us in there so Darr and I will be reading these aloud to him before he gets here. And since our friend is Dutch and has fond memories of a childhood of chocolate, I should point out that Sara gave Leonidas chocolates as parting gifts to the attendants. (I snagged a box but haven't tried them yet as I still have leftover Chantilly cake. Cake is good for babies, right?) Following is yet another collage of some of the cool things the R.A. received. This time I wasn't the one doing the purchasing, which I know Darren appreciates.
Note: The pics of the shower will be up on our web site shortly. (Many thanks to Tanya for taking the majority of the photos.) We had to unplug some computer equipment when the painters came to paint the R.A.'s room and we haven't reset the site yet.