Monday, April 11, 2011

My Social Network

I know, I know, this is long overdue and for that I do apologize.  Life with Archer is phenomenal and we've been busy enjoying each minute we have with him!  For being the kind, patient supporters you all are, tonight I'll post two entries and lots of photos!!

At just over seven weeks old, Archer is sleeping longer and even getting used to his crib (although he looks like such an itty bitty thing in it).  He's too darn cute! He is also starting to smile, all the while growing like a weed.  Or maybe I should be saying he's growing like our house.  Why do I say that?  Refer to Exhibit A...

I swore I'd never have all of this baby gear but every time I think we're done, something else suddenly feels very important. The latest - a wipes warmer for Archer's tushie.  He really doesn't like being changed so I thought if the wipes were warm, perhaps he wouldn't hate it as much.  I'm not sure if he's getting used to having his diaper changed or if he likes the warm wipes but it's working!  (And, our lovely downstairs neighbor brought up an excellent point - who wouldn't want warm wipes to clean our bottoms?!)  Next on my "need list" are toilet paper warmers for the guest bathroom and the master bathroom!

We are privileged because not only did we have an unforgettable baby shower, but we received so many incredible gifts that we haven't had to purchase too much.  Our shower was at a beautiful oceanfront inn located in Rockport, MA and several friends and family contributed, truly making it a very special day.  The gift side of the dining room overflowed, coupled with the swelling sounds of family and friends and live music from the inn's piano.

The tables were decorated with gorgeous linens 
and place cards in the shape of prams. 

In the center of each table were large glass cylinder vases topped with flowers and filled with charming baby do-dads, such as hand painted blocks, baby shoes and custom printed onesies... 

Who can forget the take home gifts?!  Mocha buttercream filled chocolate cupcakes topped with adorable polka dot elephants from an amazing pastry chef. 

The view and all of the decor were memorable but nothing can top the sense of genuine happiness that filled the room.  Over 50 close friends and family were there and it warms 
my heart to know we're so loved.
Archer's cousin, baby Isla in her stunning pink ruffle dress with Nanny, Auntie Shannon and Mommy

1 comment:

  1. Hi Shannon & Geoff,
    That's funny about the baby wipes heater. It will also teach me to keep my opinions to myself (I think Geoff even told me so). We should have sent you the one we never opened. I do know how every little thing can help sometimes. You get your new and improved life back to yourself little by little over the next 18 years.
    Congrats on your happy home!!!