Monday, April 10, 2017

April Showers for Baby


Every baby needs a lap. ~Henry Robin

Saturday was the baby shower at my daughter's friend Rebecca's house.



Everyone had a wonderful time especially my daughter. She is so blessed with caring friends and coworkers. Most of the family was not able to make it ~ one daughter & family are in Hong Kong and the other daughter was not quite as far away as Hong Kong but unavailable nonetheless. My daughter's mother-in-law, Faye, was able to attend. It was an all ladies event except for a little one month old baby boy ~ who was adorably by the way. Yes, every baby needs a lap. I had just met this new mother and didn't feel brave enough to ask to hold the baby. Still I admired him from close by.

There was a lot of food ~ ladies love to eat! There were vegetables & dip, fresh fruit, humus & pita chips, croissant sandwiches (ham and cheese) with a few different spreads to add, and of course, cake. No one went home hungry!

My daughter received an abundance of gifts: blankets, clothes, diapers, books, and baby toys. The one gift that stood out to me was a rubber Duckie for the bathtub and evidently it changes color if the temperature of the water is too hot. What will they think of next?

I've tried to remember any bath toys I had as a child. I can't remember but I'm guessing it was just an empty cup and maybe a little boat. My children didn't have a rubber Duckie but would play with little cups or dolls or boats ~ nothing terribly fancy but they still had fun.

What kind of bath toys did you and/or your children play with?

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely day, my friend.
    Babies are just the best, aren't they?
    As for bath toys, I don't remember any myself.
    My own kids liked plain old cups and strainers.
    I am not a fan of all those bath toys.
    It freaks me out when they get all moldy!
    Have a wonderful evening, Gina!

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    1. Billie Jo, I didn't know that bath toys could get moldy. Yikes! Plain old cups are my favorite. ♥

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  2. I love seeing all the pretty baby things and I love bath toys. I still have the container of bath toys that my boys played with growing up. My grands have played with them too and I won't ever get rid of them. I'm so glad it was such a nice shower. Hugs, Diane

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    1. Diane, That's nice you have toys for your grands that your sons played with. I have a few from when the children were little. My favorite is a little Noah's Ark boat with animals.

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  3. I think my babies just had whatever was on hand! They loved seeing the bath water go through a sieve, and played with big wooden spoons too.

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    1. Elizabeth, ah the wooden spoons. So much fun!

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  4. Your daughter's baby shower sounds like it was a lot of fun. My girls used to play with cups, buckets, teapots and I think I remember a rubber duckie or two.

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    1. Kim, your girls must have loved playing with all those toys. I need to find a little teapot for Hannah to play with in the bath.

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  5. Sounds like the perfect party. I know you look forward to holding your own grand baby when he/she makes an arrival. Nothing like that newborn baby smell.

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    1. Arlene, I know what you mean. I recently found out that they (whoever they are) say that baby powder is not a good thing for babies after all. Isn't that sad.

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  6. So good to hear you and your daughter had a lovely day at the baby shower :) I am always amazed at the new stuff they have out for kids since my daughter was a baby. i didn't have any toys growing up but we had a whole bunch of them for our daughter, she loved taking baths! We had a little mesh holder that would stick to the walls of the shower so all the toys could drain after play time.

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    1. I thought I'd answered this Connie. I like the idea of a little mesh holder that sticks to the bath wall. Keeps things out of the way and can dry thoroughly too..

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