Scott and I have had a great time telling our friends & family about our little one. We've compiled some of our favorite quotes/reactions to our news. Enjoy!
"Grandma's show & tell. Grandma's show..." - Grandma Marilyn
We wrapped up a picture flip book, and the front cover said "Grandma's Show & Tell". When Marilyn opened it up, she read the title out loud. It didn't sink in that she was the grandma until she started reading it the second time! It was so cute to see her excited expression!
"---- (silence)" - Grandma Joyce
My mom opened the same picture flip book we gave Marilyn, and her eyes got huge and her mouth dropped open. She just looked at me in shock, and didn't say a word.... which is a rarity for my mom! For those of you who know my mom, she is a bubbly & expressive woman! I was lucky enough to capture her expression in a series of pictures!
"Oh, thanks for bringing that back." - Grandpa Dave
"Wait, I think I already returned that to the store." - Grandma Susan
This reaction requires a bit of background. For Christmas this year, Dave & Susan thought it'd be funny to wrap up a baby outfit to give as the 'grand prize' in our family annual gift exchange. When the baby outfit was opened, I tried to hide my shocked expression. I was sure somehow they'd found out we were pregnant. But it was just a coincidence. So to tell Dave & Susan we were expecting, we ordered the same baby outfit & gave it back to them. Dave thought we were returning the original outfit, and Susan was confused at first b/c she knew she'd returned it to the store back in December. Seconds later, they both realized the joke was on them this time!
"AHHHHHHHH!!!" - Aunt Karla
We flew to Denver to tell Matt & Karla the good news. My sister was the first to figure me out back in December, but I vehemently denied I was pregnant when she confronted me. (No one knows you like your sister!!) So when we told them we were having a baby, Karla just screamed with excitement. They were the first family to know! It was a fun way to start telling everyone our good news.