Last Friday I was able to drive up to Gainesville so my mom and I could run errands and get the last bit of decorations and food items needed for the baby shower. Originally I was planning on having two baby showers (a second one was semi-planned for May 20th at our house in Orlando), but after Michael said baby showers are more of a girl thing and he didn't want to invite any of his friends, I only had three people to invite, and none of those friends know each other.. So I cancelled it, which it makes it extra special that my mom worked really hard to make this one so great!! ♡ I was also really thankful for being able to drive up on Friday since Michael's car had been at the dealership getting worked on and we had been carpooling the past two days. I really enjoyed having his company to and from work, but that meant he had to get up an hour early so I could be at work by 6:20am (normally he leaves for work around 6:35am). But we were able to pick up his car last Thursday night.
Between running errands, my mom and I met Zach and Jacquie at Peyton's daycare for "International Day", since they aren't allowed to celebrate Easter. Each classroom was set up as a different country and each parent brought an assigned dish. Zach made Australian Parmesan puffs. Italy was my favorite - I love my carbs! We stayed up late cutting cards and wrapping the popcorn and by 10:30pm, Mommy said we could just put out a plate of Milano cookies instead of decorating them with icing to look like babies. Yet the next morning when I came back from breakfast with Grandpa and Daddy, what was she working on? The Milano babies! Luckily I think she had a little bit of time to rest, and this week my parents have been on vacation visiting Grandma Belva. I'm hoping Michael and I will get a chance to take Emma to meet her while I'm on maternity leave, but we might have to plan for sooner than later.