This past weekend my Mom and Grammy hosted a baby shower for the ladies in my family and a few close friends. It turned out SO lovely! They served some of my favorite food, including some adorable homemade cupcakes, and planned a few fun games for the guests. I just had the best time. It was nice to be the guest of honor and not running around doing, you know… work. Haha.
My dear friend Stephanie also drove all the way from the bay area to share in the baby shower fun, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to spend the afternoon with her. After the shower, we took the gift cards I received and went on a little shopping spree at Target, where I bought Maddie a much-needed dresser (you should have seen the clothes this girl was given… you would die).
Later on, we met up with Miss Sarah Marie for coffee and had a good old fashioned, video blogging time (I giggle WAY too much in that video — you have been warned). That girl is such a crack up and I love her so! She was sweet enough to bring me a gift for the baby as well — two sweet onesies.
Okay, you know that game where everyone takes turns cutting a piece of yarn to see if they can correctly guess how big the pregnant girl’s belly is? I never understood why the girl always seemed oh, so offended that anyone would guess a larger size than she actually was. I mean, girl, get a grip. You’re pregnant… of COURSE you have a big belly!
Well, shame on me.
According to 95% of my family (yes, family… you know, the people who love you unconditionally and who are supposed to lie and tell you that you look fabulous when you’re an absolute hideous mess), I AM A WHALE. I swear there were 2 extra feet of string on some of these guesses! Bless my Auntie Sharon for coming within a few inches of my actual size. I told her, “I knew I loved you for a reason!”
Fat jokes aside, it was a very sweet, memorable weekend. I’m so blessed to have such great women in my life who would throw and attend such a special event in my honor. Or maybe I’m being a tad self-absorbed and everyone’s actually excited about this new little person who’s arriving in 6 weeks or something. Hmm, yeah that could be it.
Check out Stephanie’s blog for pictures of her adorable and thoughtful gift for baby Madeline.