Shower for Baby Jones

How excited am I about Erin and Dave’s baby-to-be?
Ummmm… is there even a word for it? Super-duper excited. Mega-excited. Excited times infinity.
I’m excited for Erin and Dave, and very excited to meet Baby Jones and hold him and kiss his baby feet. And I’m also excited for us. Just like with the arrival of my brother’s baby Stella, I’m looking forward to sharing this parenting thing together with Erin and Dave, and I know Camille will enjoy having Jones to grow up with.
Last weekend we went to MIami to throw a baby shower for Mr. Jones. It was great, and we even got to spend time with Dave’s folks from California who flew in for the party. I hadn’t seen them since Dave and Erin’s wedding. We shared a condo right on the beach, and this was the view from our balcony. Not too shabby, huh?
Camille did really well on the trip. The only thing she seemed to have a hard time with was waiting patiently to eat one of the cool cupcakes at the baby shower. She spotted them almost immediately from across the room, and started pointing and saying “UP-CAKES! UP-CAKES!” (Not really sure where she learned that word… baby school?)
I wanted her to wait until it was cupcake time, and she reached deep within her well of patience and managed to survive until we finally handed her one. And then we really tested her by asking her to take it to her Aunt Erin. And what a sweetie – even though she finally had the long-awaited cupcake in her hand, she walked over and gave it to Aunt E, the guest of honor.
Then finally, it was her turn. Bon appetit!
Erin and Dave got a lot of great stuff, and the baby’s room is looking wonderful. And now, it has a very special touch – this awesome bedding Boo made. Erin picked out the two fabrics, and Boo made the bumpers, quilt, skirt and a pillow. Too cute.
Now we just have to exercise our own patience while we wait for Baby Jones to arrive. Is it June yet?