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Friday, October 14, 2016

Baby Shower

We had a shower for Kasia last Saturday which I stressed a little -- trying to get things picked out, bought and then decorate. I usually have my daugher, Emily, to help me decorate but she was busy so I was pretty much on my own. I am not great at picking out all the decorations and prizes and food and then getting it all put together. But, I think I pretty much got everything done and it was nice.

Unfortunately, it was raining and raining. I didn't let that bother me too much as I realized most people would come in the rain. And I figured that the lights and candles would look better if the house wasn't so bright from lots of sunshine. What I wasn't thinking was how hard it would be to get nice pictures. It was so dark in my house and I don't ever use a flash -- can't even remember where it is. So, I was setting my ISO up higher and higher and my pictures were still so dark. I did manage to get some nice ones but it is definiely easier to get pretty pictures with some light coming in the windows - the kitchen was easier than the family room. 






I think just about everybody came and everyone was so nice. Kasia got so many nice things and lots of clothes for the baby -- which is a boy. He is due the week before Thanksgiving so they will have a little baby this Christmas -- I love a little baby at Christmas. 





We played the game where you guess how big her stomach is and Bethany won. I think she cut her string almost the exact right length. Kasia is so small to be due in only a month. I thought Bethany might be a little disappointed in her prize - a Starbucks gift card - but, she was thrilled because now she can go out and get something to eat and drink. 







So, this November we will have 8 grandchildren - 3 girls and 5 boys. And to think that only 4 years ago we had none. 

5 comments:

  1. Sharon, Everything looks wonderful! I love the little clothes hanging. One of my sons was born the day before Thanksgiving and it is wonderful to have a little baby on Christmas. Is Kasia a daughter or daughter-in-law? I'm not sure I've heard her name before.

    Sue

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    1. Kasia is my third son's wife. He met her when he lived in Poland several years ago.

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  2. I'm curious as to how many children you have? I knew you had some older daughters, but didn't know about sons other than Joey, who we keep in our prayers. I love your big, loving family :)

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    1. To be honest I guess I have avoided actually mentioning the exact number of kids we have as there are many people out there that would have much to say about it and a lot of it would not be kind. But, since you asked, we have 22 children - 12 still living at home. We have 17 girls and 5 boys.

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  3. There will always be naysayers, no matter what the topic is. That's an incredible family, raised with values and love. There is no such thing as too many people to love :)

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