Our trip to PA for Jon's graduation and to visit our family was so much fun and a much needed break from work! While in PA, my mom and sisters threw me a baby shower for Mekonen. About 40 of our friends came to celebrate with us. It was so much fun and Mekonen got lots of special gifts! :) I can't wait for him to come home and try them all out! Here is my mom, my sister Amy & my niece Aderyn (being shy), my sister Rebekah & niece Natalie, and I'm holding Jane! My mom and sisters went way overboard with gifts for Mekonen. I am so blessed!
My two best friends of all time: Rachel & Georgia. I've known Georgia since kindergarten and Rachel since junior high. They were a big help with the shower!
The shower theme was rubber duckies! So cute! Isn't the cake adorable! My friend Katina made it herself!
The centerpieces were bowls with blue glass stones and floating ducks.
The party favors were made by my friend Rachel. They are magnets with our cartoon faces on them and our blog address. Here's a close up of the magnets.
At each table was a map of the continent of Africa. Each table had to race to see who could fill in the most country names. My 3 year old niece Aderyn was the only one who could name where Gambia is! How funny is that!
Yeah! Presents for Mekonen!!
One of my favorites! Georgia and Rachel had this made for Mekonen. It's his name written in Amharic. So sweet. His name means "noble."
My two nieces Aderyn in pink, Natalie in orange, helping me open presents. They LOVE opening presents.
My friend Rachel's mom makes the cutest little hoodie sweaters. They zip up the back! Way cute invention. I was hoping that Mekonen would get one. Hehe.
All the presents opened!
We had a little bowl set up where people could drop advice cards for me. It was so much fun to read them later. Lots of good bits of wisdom! :)
And I added this weird one of me, just for kicks. Looks like I'm surprised by something!