Okay, maybe it wasn’t the surprise of the century, but she was certainly surprised! If you’ve read her blog, you know that Kate’s friends threw a surprise baby shower for her this past weekend. For all of you who have mentioned to me how tough it was to keep the secret in your interactions with Kate, I just have to say this: TRY LIVING WITH HER, AND THEN YOU CAN COMPLAIN.
There were SO MANY times that I *almost* slipped up and said something. So many close calls, so many words that changed from the time my brain thought them to the time they came out of my mouth. So many surreptitious email checkings. LOTS of sneaky IM and phone conversations. Surprise parties are difficult to keep a secret, especially if you’re in the know and living with the person, particularly if that person is as sharp as Kate.
From everything I’ve heard, the shower was a tremendous success, and Kristin and Jill (Kate’s long-time roommates from college) did a FANTASTIC job with everything. Kate’s smiling face above is a testament to that. Apparently there was good food, great conversation (these are OUR friends and family that we’re talking about, after all), cute games, lots of gifts, and of course, cake! They also had everybody sign up for a pool to guess the baby’s weight. You’ll notice that both me and her grandfather are listed multiple times! Incidentally, you can also guess the statistics for my friend Amy’s baby.
Okay, this has got the be the longest post ever about a party the author didn’t attend. But I simply can’t end the post without mentioning the cute sports onesies that Kristin and Jill had hanging over the couch. I mean, I certainly wouldn’t have been heartbroken if they had left a certain one out, but 4 out of 5 aint bad! 😉