My friend, Lori, and her husband just adopted their second child. They have a truly amazing story and I hope she eventually writes about it on her blog because it is just an awesome testament to God's faithfulness. Anyway, we wanted to have a little something special to celebrate Baby Sam's arrival, so we hosted a "Sip & See" for her this weekend.
In case you're wondering what a "Sip & See" is, it is a casual floating shower where light refreshments are served (Sip) and guests can meet the baby for the first time (See). I have never actually been to a "Sip & See" but I had read about it on other blogs and we thought it would be the perfect way to welcome & introduce Baby Sam to those who had not been able to see him yet.
We had a table set-up (which I forgot to take a picture of) near the bassinet for the baby. Of course he was only in there for a few minutes since there were so many willing hands to hold him! Since it's cold & flu season, it's important to keep those hands sanitized, but of course I had to imply this in my most polite, southern way...
Gifts were simple & useful...a personalized tub with his name & a few boyish embellishments, filled with diapers & handmade burp cloths (post coming soon about that!)
This was my lovely co-host and best friend. I loved this picture because I think it captured her lost in her memories of when her own babies were that small. Her third (and final) child is only 3.5 months old, but they just grow & change so fast! I know I can relate, I'm sure other mothers can too.