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 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...
..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.