The blogging gang had plotted with Navy and threw me a surprise baby shower on Saturday at my mom's place. Navy had managed to keep it a secret for almost 3 weeks!! I am sure I would have found it difficult for such a long duration.
On early Saturday, I was left wondering why Navy was not keen on the movie, why he had pushed his trip to his native place by a day, why my mother had this sudden urge to visit the organic veggie shop she vociferously dismissed the previous time, why Navy wanted us to visit the temple that evening . . .
Anyway as I entered our Velachery home, I noticed there were lots of chairs out and wondered who had come . And then I heard a lot of voices shout " Surprise!!!" i saw an assortment of little ones and their moms and a few willing hubbies as well!!
Lavs, her super enthu and participative hubby and LB, the tall and gregarious IBH, the gentle DC, mnamma with her movie star looks and newest baby, Kowsalya with Anush's "akka" Abhi, Timepass with her family- they had come over early and done up the hall with balloons etc.
The cake was cut, the snacks/ sweets eaten ( well more or less) and there was a lot of gup shup. All the gifts were beautiful including ones from over state ( Blore)
The wishes on the blog roll put together by Lavs, is something I shall treasure forever and hope the little one enjoys when he/ she is old enough to do so. Some of the messages were hilarious, some touching, some serious... Best of all was the feeling displayed of genuine friendship. I am moved. THANK YOU ALL.
We anyway visited a temple after all had left and later that night when Anush opened up the gifts and wished to know if "these are gifts for my baby?" . . .she is already possessive about the little one!
Very thoughtfully there were gifts for Anushka as well ....something i will remember for the future.
The glass bangles inspired by the Seemandham- Vala kaapu function were a very nice touch, especially since I had lamented that the second one does not seem to merit a function traditionally! Thank you - whoever thought of this! So I am already a fair mom now, Anush had a traditional seemandham and the new one has just enjoyed a most unexpected blogger version!