Some long-time L.A. friends of Ted's (and now mine) had a birthday party Saturday night, so it was a fun chance to introduce Abe to a large mass of lovely people. He was a hit. Is it always so fun as new parents to watch people ooh and ahh over you child? I loved seeing him passed around and even mock-fought over a few times. He's the social butterfly who did a fair amount of snuggling, giggling, smiling coyly, and just being all round one of the cutest little guys in L.A. Ted's already talking about getting headshots this week and bringing him along to auditions.
As soon as we came in the door, this happened:
The crowd gathered, and our friend Kerri ended up with top digs. It was her house, so I guess she had a right to the cutest babe in the Valley. I call Kerri the "god of Motherhood," and she's offered to let me sit under her tutelage for a day soon to find out how she produced the three sweetest children I've ever known. That's her youngest looking up at Abe. I need mentors like these. We all do.
Here I am being passed around. The lucky ones get a cuddle.
Oh, the ladies, the ladies!
...and more ladies!
Yeah, I'll tolerate a guy if he offers me a bottle, but just don't take me from my ladies.
Oooh, she's gorgeous! And look at that shiny necklace I get to gnaw on!
I like neighbor Brenda.
Abe made it all the way to 10pm at this party and conked out all night. Sunday morning we got up to go to church, both to worship God and show the babe off.
Pastor Mark is silly! He told us today, "Cling tightly to God, hold loosely everything else." That made Momma cry and she said she's going to put it up on the fridge.
Sunday afternoon, some sweet friends gave us a Welcome Home, Abe party, and we had a blast. Abe hadn't had a nap all day, but he was great anyway. Our hosts had prepared amazing food and a punchbowl with a large bottle of vodka tucked away behind it. We all noticed that half-way through the party, the bottle was nearly gone. Who drinks at a baby shower?! Ah well, we had fun!
Can you believe the hotties who came to my Welcome Home party?
Mmm, she's snuggly and sweet! I love the ladies!
I made her cry. I'm not sure what I did, but she cried anyway. I'm pretty sure I like her lots and want her to move to Oregon so I can play with Ben all the time.
We hope she can trim our hair one day. She gives the best haircuts ever.
This lady mesmerized me with her funny voices. I wanna hang out with her again so she can teach me how to do that.
The ladies love my legs.
All the adoration wore me out. I needed a break already. Daddy lulled me to sleep in the midst of a party.
Mmm...I love Pattie. She's the best.
One of these days, I hope these people hire some bellydancers for another party I get invited to.
Music in my future...?