The factory is silent. Its assembly line stands motionless. Somewhere off in the darkness, a buzzer sounds. One by one, lights begin to flicker and illuminate on long-unmanned diagnostic panels, giving a sense of enormity and complexity and scale to the machinery. The low hum of power supplies warming up comes next, followed by the higher and louder whine of turbines and electric motors. A whistle sounds, and one by one, employees begin to file in and take their places at the controls. Purposed for a single task, whose time has now come, the factory slowly comes to life...
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Ooops -- the news of this is two weeks old! LOL
My sisters threw our baby shower for us. We knew that it was going to happen, because I had to provide a list of people we would like to invite, but they didn't tell us where or when it was going to be...
My parents came into town for Mother's Day, so my younger sister, Christina, proposed that we all get together at Dave & Busters, where her husband takes her every year for (step)Mother's Day. I wasn't suspecting anything really, except that we don't usually do anything for Mother's Day, so that seemed odd. But since my parents were around, I left the mental work on it at that.
We took the drive up there, and Christina met us at the door, and led us to a back room...
(Holy crap! Am I smuggling Thanksgiving turkeys in that shirt, or what??)
We couldn't believe all the people that came -- from as close as the street where we live, to as far as 3 hours away! (*not counting my parents who came from Jersey.)
The mom-to-be and grandmom-to-be were made to feel like guests of honor:
Being that I'm part Italian (thanks Mom!) my parents decided to show off their sense of humor:
There was good food, (Mexican buffet! yum!) and Christina made this AMAZING panda cake!
Of course there were gifts:
After food and conversation, everyone got to go play games in the arcade (which, imho, is way better than the typical stupid degrading shower games!) So a good time was had by all.
We really enjoyed seeing everyone (what may be) one last time before the baby is born, because who knows how long it's going to be before we see everyone again!!? We were stressing that we would like visitors after she's here because we will probably be welcoming of adult human conversation and activities once we get the hang of newborn care...
(All pics were courtesy of my dear brother-in-law, Aaron:)
(as Craig brought our camera, but then with all the excitement, we neglected to actually take any pictures!)