when the sun gives way to april showers

This past weekend was pretty filled with showers – both the rain and life-event-celebration variety. My cousin-in-law Annie had her bridal shower in Missouri and my friend Stefanie had her bridal shower in Chicago. But I missed them both because I had long-standing tickets to see Mary Poppins with my mom. So my mom came in and we took the train (it was raining, you see) and dashed into the Cadillac Palace theatre for the matinee. One of my favorite Disney movies. It was a cute show. Lots of squirming loud kids, but that was to be expected. The girl who played Mary Poppins (Ashley Brown) was straight off of Broadway and sounded very much like Julie Andrews* (my favorite lady ever.) At the end, Mary Poppins flew up into the air and over the audience. My mom and I oohed and ahhed like little girls.

*By the way, did you know I met Julie Andrews a couple years ago? At a book signing. So, yes, I have her children’s book with her signature – she signs her books Julie Andrews Edwards. It’s has a special spot on our bookshelf next to all of our other autographed books. I didn’t just get her autograph, but I actually talked to her! She asked how I was and I said “I’m well thanks.” I was too nervous to say anything else, but I definitely think I made an impression…

After the matinee we scurried over to Trattoria No. 10 for dinner and then headed back to the ‘burbs. The next morning, I did make it to another shower. We drove to Rockton for our friends Mark and April’s baby shower. So my blog post title does have a double meaning, eh? April had her shower. In April. During a rain shower. April’s shower had April showers.

Mark and April got lots of goodies and are busy putting their nursery together no doubt. Their little girl is due in June.