Later in the afternoon after we had played outside for awhile, I took Ryder with me to my friend's shower for her baby boy. We used to work together at a previous Dental office, and have remained friends even though we live almost an hr away from one another. Her shower was actually planned for a few weeks ago, the weekend we got our "blizzard", and was rescheduled for this past Saturday. Leslie ended up delivering baby Cooper 6 weeks early due to preclampsia, and so the date of her shower actually ended up being two days after he was released from the hospital. They have all been through a lot the past few weeks as he has been building enough strength to be able to leave, so I know it was a lot for her just to be away from him a few hours so that she could attend her shower. They are both doing great now, and I am so happy for she and her little family!
The hostess that was having the shower had a beautiful older home that she and her husband had remodeled, and I was in love with her decorating ideas. She probably thought I was a crazy woman because I was snapping away in each room, with all of her creative ideas to decorate. She told me that she had gotten most of her furniture at Goodwill and yard sales and then had her mother refurbish them with cute, updated fabrics. She had a lot of great ideas for framing pictures and monogramming too! This was the gift table with diapers spelling out B-A-B-Y
This was the tired boy on the ride home. So tired that he didn't even complain when his paci fell right out of his mouth onto his lap! There aren't many Saturdays that Scot and I are apart, and we have gotten very accustomed to being together during our weekends, but it was nice to get out and see old friends too. I was very happy to come home and see him though, which we realize we are different in that way, because I have many co-workers and friends that love being away from their spouses, but he was missed while Ryder and I were away.
We spent the rest of the evening having dinner at Zaxby's and then retiring for the night watching two movies that I wouldn't recommend. We had rented Emperor's New Groove for Ryder, which he became very fussy and restless watching, and we ended up turning it off only 10 min into it. It might have been cute if we had watched it longer, but we weren't willing to see Ryder put up a fight any longer. Once he did finally go to bed, Scot and I tried watching The Box, with Cameron Diaz. Between her fake southern accent and the setting that took place in the '70's about a couple who tries to avoid temptation by pushing a button that would kill someone, we decided that this movie just wasn't for us. Maybe next week we will have better luck with our movie selections!