today our friends from luke's school and work gave us our first baby shower. it was perfect.
the food was amazing. pizzettas, quiche, beer bread, dip, cheese, salad, vietnamese sesame balls, chips, salsa, cake, and strawberries covered in hot fudge. (i was so lucky to get permission in advance to go off the diabetic diet for the day)!
29 people came. we ate & drank, talked & mingled.
luke's entire basketball team was there. the men all seemed to linger in the kitchen with the beer. i love that it was a co-ed shower.
ben & steph & sophie (below) hosted.
jen and fabio (from italy) decorated and brought tons of amazing italian food.
once we got home, we opened all the gifts. so many wonderful and thoughtful and generous things!
we never really thought about it before, but now we are such fans of the baby shower! it's such a generous part of our culture. we were given so many things that we would have had to buy ourselves. when everything baby is already pretty costly. it reminds me of the "it takes a village" thing. we feel super blessed.