For starters, Stayton's football team had their pre-season scrimmage on Saturday morning IN THE RAIN. DFW has gotten some rain lately, and we are so glad! But somehow in the last few months of drought our family had misplaced every last umbrella, so Anthony had to search high and low to no avail...and go purchase new ones on the way. Our Stayton is # 59, always has been, even in Peewee football.
After the scrimmage they all headed home to shower and relax, and Pops got to meet Jake! He calls his grandsons names like Bean, Beanhead, Goofball. Jake wasn't exempt from these names despite his young age. ;)
Soon after that, Jake and I loaded up the car and headed to Ft. Worth for the DFW area Baby Shower that my sister and some VERY dear friends planned for us. I won't include all 165 photos from the shower, but here are some highlights. To put it simply, I had a lump in my throat and a grin on my face the entire time. Jake is loved by so many who have prayed for us over the last 8 years. This is one
spoiled blessed child.
Check out that handsome fancy outfit on Jake! Thanks Mimi for the bib!
My precious sister and my mother.
THIS RIGHT HERE is my favorite photo from the shower. My mother laughing...oh I love her.
Sweet Lisa made this name plaque for his room! So cute!
My dad, the ultimate Cowboys fan, got him this.
Modeling my Petunia Pickle Bottom...the diaper bag...not my bottom!
Katy got these hilarious onesies from Baby Gap.
2 hostesses hard at work...sis and Kim B!
Cousin Katy was a huge part of our adoption process this year, which makes her an official member of Team Baby Gordon.
Amy and Sydney
Mom and sweet Aunt Linda
being held by Cousin Jennifer
I couldn't have made it through the day without Courtney's help! That's her chatting it up with another hostess, Marie.
My mom's friend Kim helped coordinate the whole gig!
Someone just ate his weight in milk...check out the cute bib. Thanks again Mimi!
The same Lisa who made the plaque, gave us this clothesline with some CUTE things!
My grandmother holding Jake
The hostesses got us the most AMAZING swing! Jake fell asleep in it within the first 30 seconds. Wow. Also, it only took me 5 minutes to assemble. By myself. Other than the crib, I have assembled EVERY single baby gear myself. Not because my husband is not willing or able...because honestly he is the most helpful man and devoted father ever! I am just a go-getter, and I like to know how it all works so it helps me to put it together myself.
THANK YOU ALL FOR AN AMAZING SHOWER!!!
This is the part where everyone is probably thinking I am going to type "Lastly...." but I am not. So far we are only up to Saturday afternoon!
Sunday, Pops headed home and I organized the gifts from the shower. In the evening my parents wanted to come by so my Dad could see Jake before he travels for work again, which is almost every week. We miss him so much when he travels!
THEN, it was time to use his brand new bathtub for Baby's First REAL Bath. (We have been sponge bathing him this whole time because we didn't have a baby bathtub for him yet! Thanks Aunt Pat and Jen and Nat!)
Now here is where I will say "Lastly."
Lastly, Stayton starts 10th grade today! Here is the first day of school photo, but he isn't dressed for school because supposedly 10th graders are macho and head to the gym before the school day begins. Oh well!! He is still handsome!
Happy First Day to all my teacher friends and all of the students. Hoping today goes well for all. :)