Monday, January 12, 2009

Oh Baby!

Saturday afternoon was my older sisters baby shower. Now, I have never really been to a real baby shower, unless you count the one I went to at a bar..yeah, no really, a sports bar. So I felt like I was being flung headfirst into the fire when I realized I was supposed to be throwing a baby shower, didn't I just throw this girl a bridal shower? Sheesh woman! Luckily I had some wonderful women helping me, namely my mom, and Rachael, my sisters best friend from childhood.

I was completely impressed that this diaper wreath turned out this nice! I'm so proud

I really don't know what I would have done without them. Cried, probably. With their help though, and tons of it, the shower turned out to be a rip-roaring success. I mean, look at the adorable cake Rachael had made for the shower!

No your eyes aren't tricking you...the cake is yellow! They are not finding out the sex of the baby before the birth, so her colors are mainly yellow and light green. You can read all about her and the baby right here on her website.

Due to snow in the area, some guests were unable to make it, and some had to leave early, but we still had a pretty good turnout.

We even had my sister(8 months pregnant), Rachael (6.5 months pregnant) and Amy (7 months pregnant) play a fun little game called 'tinkle in the pot'. In this game the contestants must hold a quarter between their knees, waddle over to a sauce pot placed on the floor, and drop their quarter into the pot. It was deliciously fun to watch!
Oh my Lord, I just noticed...what on EARTH is my step-grandmother doing? WHY are her feet dangled over the edge of the couch? What was in the punch!?

Oh! And in another game, the guests had to hold a paper plate on top of their head and draw a picture of Emily's baby. Then Emily judged who had drawn the best baby, and they won a prize. The guests were all about the prizes! This is my younger sister Ashley working on her masterpiece.

Then the presents, oh the presents. The guests really showered Emily with some wonderful presents. I tell ya, that kid will NEVER run out of onesies or washcloths! I was enlisted to write down the name of the gift giver along with the gifts to help Em out with the thank you cards.

As she opened gifts, I realized just how odd some of things I was writing down sounded to a person who has no children...


...Butt Paste!...

...breast pads!...

..kinda sounds like a raunchy bachelorette party! Not that I would know...I have never been to a raunchy bachelorette party. No sirree, I'm way too easily embarrassed for all THAT jazz.

But the baby shower, now that was just fantastic!
And somehow we all even dressed to match! Honestly...that happens a lot, I am not sure why.


  1. You, your sister, and your mom are the cutest! Looks like a ton of fun, good job!

  2. good work, country mouse, looks like a joyful event!!

  3. WOW! It looks like you had a GREAT time! I didn't have baby showers, but if I did, that is how I would have wanted it to be! Good job! (Yes, today I love these-!!! today)

  4. What an awesome baby shower! You really made that diaper wreath? Holy moley girl.. you have mad skillz.

  5. Oh my gosh, these are about the cutest shower photos ever!

  6. I love that list: butt paste! breast pads! Nappies (not used), ear plugs etc etc.... Hilarious!

  7. What a cute party! You are all so adorable--I'm glad it turned out well!

  8. great job beka! it looks great! wow, em's belly really dropped...oooo....gettin close!!!!!

  9. Looks like you guys had a nice time. I love baby showers and I like them when they are small and intimate in someone's home....

  10. It was so WONDERFUL!!! You all did such an amazing job! I'll never forget it!

  11. Looks like a great party!!! I should hire you to throw my baby shower (whenever THAT will be!!!). I love the diaper wreath. I've seen a diaper cake before, but never a wreath. Cute!!


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