This morning, I woke up, and looked out the window, and saw everything blanketed in about two inches of snow.
Fabulous. No wonder I love March so much. My birthday and unexpected weather fluctuations. You know, the usual. Warm one day, snowing the next, and the random earthquake thrown in for effect.
But anyway, I promised pictures, and I have many to show you. Of the Librarian Pirate's baby shower in Chicago this past weekend.
First, check out how big my little sister is getting:
Now really, my younger sibling is not allowed to do that. She should have asked me first. And I would have said, "NO!!!!! No!! Go play with your dolls and I will make you imaginary tea."
But. Whatever. She didn't ask me, and now I get to be an aunt. Which pretty much rocks. (And. All you haters out there: don't tell me that she's obviously having a boy because of the shape of her stomach. Which you could see a lot more if I posted another photo, of her bare belly, but that's also kind of disturbing, so if you want to see it, I'll pass it on. But. I maintain that she will have a girl. That I can then spoil.)
So, I got to see Susan's library (she's a LIBRARIAN, after all) and it was covered with quotes everywhere. Literary quotes all over the walls. It was really cool, and I especially liked this one. Then I got to sit in the chairs in the children's section:
But, back to more important things. We were there for a party, so I'm guessing you want to know things about the party. A) My brother came in to surprise everyone, and my mother was absolutely speachless when she saw him (as was the plan). B) There were party favors - almond toffee wrapped in cute little duck fabric:
C) There were desserts. Desserts that my cousins had gotten me just drunk enough to give into eating a hell of a lot of:
D) There were presents. Being 1/2 Irish, and having this party with my 100% Irish relatives, appropriately, the first gift was:
A Belleek piggy bank.
Pretty fabulous party, eh? I enjoyed it.