Sorry this has taken so long to get posted.  I have no excuse . . . simply lazy!

 

Here is the low-down on the web-shower we had for my sister-in-law and brother in Germany.  They are due with their first child (a GIRL) in early August.  It has been odd and exciting knowing we were getting a new baby in the family, but not seeing it the way we normally do.  In order to help both families bond over the baby, we had a web shower.

 

It was a total success!  The web cams worked for almost 3 hours (we turned it off, not the net).  It was a total family event!

  •  Bro and Dad did a Great job getting everything set up!

  • Mom was responsible for getting all the gifts together and to Germany.  She also sent some decorations so we would match on both sides of the world.

  • Step-Mom set a wonderful German breakfast/brunch for us. 

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It was really cool to have all the American Grandparents working together for this baby!

 

In German, it was Brother J, sister-in-law K, her mom and an aunt.  They don’t do baby showers in Germany, so it was interesting on both sides.

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We had about 10 folks there, all family or might-as-well-be family.  Both sides of the family were there.  My folks have been separated since the early 80’s, I think it is VERY cool of all the family to still get along when it comes to things for my brother and me.  No one fights or gets in a wad . . . everyone was there to see and celebrate the pending birth.  Most of the party was spent sitting around, staring at the computer talking and eating.  It was great to get a chance for everyone to catch up face to face.

 

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Of course, you can’t expect everyone to want to watch . . .

 

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Then we got to the gifts!

Everything was very cute.  J did his best to show us what they were getting.  Those here helped him describe what was in their packages.

 

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And here is the picture you have been waiting for . . .

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The sweater in Germany!  It made it and it went over well (you gotta love J . . . I think this is a great pic of him too!)

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