Parenting Henri

this is about henri, and the parenting thereof

greatest shower of all 2007/08/20

Thanks for visiting the Greatest Shower of All! information page. You can RSVP at the bottom of this screen by “leaving a reply” in the white box. You can also email me directly at with questions, comments or concerns.

What you couldn’t read the [scatterbrained] invitation?!?!? The open house is from 2 – 5 PM on October 14th. Come as early as you like and stay as late as you want (there will probably be a Red Sox game on after!!!) Just don’t feel obligated to stay longer than you can. The Onesie Contest will be closed at 4 PM; if you want to participate in that and/or be present for the judging, come before then (see “What the hell is a Onesie Contest?” below).

43 Early Ave is located conveniently off Hwy. 93N (we can even hear the cars go by at night). Take exit 32/Rte 60 off 93N; take the second out off the rotary–it will seem like you’re getting back on the highway, but take your immediate right rather than getting on the highway. Take a left at the end of that very short street, go under the bridge and take your 1st right onto Brookside Pkwy. Our house is the big white one at the corner of Brookside Pkwy and Early Ave. You can park anywhere you can find a spot; this is the suburbs!

In case you don’t trust my navigational senses, here’s the Mapquest version. But we got lost when we relied on it… Maybe we should’ve used Google.

There’s also a rumor that a bus runs near our house. That I can’t confirm.

What the hell is a Onesie Contest anyway?
Being the creative/control freak that she is, lee lee came up with the idea to have everyone bring a “onesie” as their gift rather than creating a traditional registry. She also wanted to design the party around this theme. Lucky for us all, she was talked down from that ledge. However, the Onesie Contest still stands as a viable option for those of you looking to become world’s favorite party guest. There will be one judge (guess who…) but 3 different prizes: Most Original, Most Chic and Overall Favorite. No need to wrap your onesie; bring it as-is, sans price tag of course!! If you don’t know what a onesie is, you probably won’t be that good at this contest. But in case you like a challenge, wikipedia seems like a good place to start.

The Registry
If your hankering for baby-stuff-buying isn’t fulfilled by a silly contest, you can view Henri’s registry at There you will get a sense of Henri’s sophisticated tastes (yes, he likes pink) as well as his favorite pastimes (Go Red Sox!). If you fancy an item directly on the registry, you will need to reserve it at Kaboodle and purchase it elsewhere online (just click on the picture of the item to get started). I think there’s also something called a “retail” store…but, if you go that route, you’re on your own!

Yes, there will be a Bearded Lady.
There will also be games, gambling, inventive cuisine and other circus-y stuff. To quote the grandmother-to-be: “It’s going to be the party of the century. Everyone will want to come!” (Well, she’s got to brush up her bragging skills…but we’ll have fun anyway.)


16 Responses to “greatest shower of all”

  1. Auntie Kfrayz Says:

    woot woot—can’t wait!

  2. Gromma Says:

    Wish I could be there, it sounds intriguingly (sp?)hilarious.
    Does camo come in pink?…..Just kiddin….

    I can’t wait to meet Henri……..

  3. Linda & Gene Says:

    So sorry we won’t be able to come to the greatest party of all time! We will be looking forward to seeing the photos and to meeting Henri as soon as he arrives!!!

  4. Wendy Says:

    I’ll be there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Melanie & Colin Says:

    Thankfully we just learned what a “onesie” means. Can’t wait!

  6. Lisa Says:

    We’ll be there!

  7. Kathryn & Chad Says:

    We heard there will be shot and drink specials to go with the theme. Hmmmmm – fuzzy navel? We will be there.

  8. jill Says:

    Way to go Henri for inspiring you. I’ll be there
    with bells on. (What does that mean, anyway?)
    ps I’m still at the cape. call if you have time to chat. 508 8969613. Still on the cape trying to calm down after an exciting summer. How’s everything??????? love jill

  9. Mark Says:

    Consider me “RSVP’d”.

  10. Bill and Frank Says:

    hey Charro-

    I am definitely coming- not sure if frank has to work yet.

  11. Georgia and Enrique Says:

    We’ll be there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. MAD and TPW Says:

    Oh yeah, we’ll be there. As long as we can go before that infernal game comes on. I can’t stand hockey.

  13. Matt Says:

    It turns out I can come to this, so I’ll see you there!

  14. llxt Says:

    THANKS everyone for an awesome shower. One day I will write thank-you notes. I swear!!!

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