a lovely day
yesterday’s affair was perfect — i can’t believe i was nervous about it!
we did eat lunch before the cupcakes — catered by local favorite parker & otis. [and by ‘local’ i mean across the street. super-convenient.]
delicious sandwiches, salad, fruit:
we played games . . .
34 weeks vs. 13: a comparison study
and opened gifts. i got tons of practical things from seasoned/new mom friends, and some absolutely AMAZING handcrafted items made with love:
gorgeous handmade quilt from my aunt
amazing [and WASHABLE!] merino wool blanked knitted by my sister
[this huge work of art took her a MILLION hours to make and i plan to give it a million more hours of use!]
beautiful sweater and matching booties knitted by my wonderful friend aimée
i think even the men in attendance had fun [until josh escaped to watch basketball. after i gave permission 🙂 ]