Monday, May 31, 2010

Showers and School and Packing and....

It's whirlwind time around here! The countdown has begun and we leave in five days!!! <--HOLY CRAP!! I'll answer the usual questions: No, I have not packed yet. No, Lia's room is not completely ready. And, no, we're not ready. But we will be. I work best under pressure and I'm a procrastinator of the highest form. (As you can see, here I am blogging when I'm sure there are other things I could be doing.)

Anyway... last week my sweet friends had a little shower for Baby Lia!! And - they actually surprised me, which is not easy because, in our group, I'm the planner. I plan everything. They were smart and had the shower on our Book Sharing Club night. (We don't have rules about reading one book - we just bring books to share and talk about - it's fun and no commitments!) So while I was sending out emails to remind everyone that our BSC was coming up, they were planning on a surprise.

I wish I could say I had a ton of cute pictures from that night... but I don't. I did take a picture of the beautiful cake though - it says, "Welcome Baby" in Amharic.

Hmmm... that set up looks vaguely familiar...

Oh wait, wrong party. (But seriously - check out that cake that Kevin made for us. He is pretty amazing.)

I do have Lia's bed put together. We inherited a brand new bedding set a while back from my friend Christina. It's adorable.

We also inherited a car seat from my friend Dawn. (She's a very trusted source and it is nowhere near expiring, so it's safe.) The car seat had a blue cover so I searched for a cute cover to make it a bit more girly. I found this one and I love it. Even though it took me thirty minutes and a good sense of humor to put on...

And amidst all of this crazy, Micah had his last day of regular school. (He starts summer school while we're in Ethiopia - poor little guy.)

Micah with one of his teachers. Is that not adorable??

Okay, that's all I have time for this morning (behind schedule already). But, I have more so hopefully I'll have a chance to post this week before we LEAVE!!!


  1. Holy crap, I can't belive that you leave in 5 days!!! I'm dying to see pictures of you holding that sweet babe!!

  2. So, so, so amazing!! I am so happy for your family and can't wait to see pictures of you and Lia! Praying for a smooth trip!

  3. 5 days, 5 days, 5 days. Wow.

    The carseat looks awesome. Love the owls :)

    Yes, that little Micah is a cutie!

  4. That cake looks YUM!! And I love the BSC - cracked me up because I LOVED the BSC (BabySitters Club) growing up. I'm kinda jealous that you are in the BSC!

    Happy Packing - GET BUSY!

  5. We weren't anywhere near ready for E to come home 5 days out either. The second adoption is so different! As I see it, you have loads of time!

    The shower looks so sweet, and that picture of Micah--- adorable.

  6. Holy Crap! I'm so excited for you!

  7. 5 days is awesome. The car seat looks great. I never even thought of buying a nice/fancy cover for it. Which turns out to be a good thing as my daughter is the real-life pigpen.

    Happy packing. Talk to you soon!