The Saturday after Charlotte’s baby shower I was at it again. Only this time, I didn’t do quite as much work since the shower was in St. Louis where my in-laws live. It was held at my sister-in-law’s house. Hannah made her own cupcakes and cookies (she’s really good at that stuff and volunteered for it) and the rest of us spent the morning cutting up fruit for salads and putting up some decorations. We played the dirty diaper game where you melt candy into a diaper and the guests have to guess what the candy used to be. We learned the hard way that diapers are not meant to go in the microwave. One of Hannah’s gifts was the quilt for Jack’s crib. My mother-in-law made it and it is gorgeous! I’ve already signed her up to make all of my future children’s bedding haha! It was a really fun weekend and I’m so glad we were able to see Hannah before Jack is born! Next time I see her she will have a baby! I can’t wait to snuggle with my nephew in CA in January (and leave freezing cold AR behind for a few days)!
At the end of September I got to play co-host with Valerie (you know her from here) at a baby shower for Robyn and Charlotte. We chose to decorate with burlap and pink. My sister let us borrow some gold vases and big mason jars. Valerie made some really cute bunting to place around the house, we picked up some fresh flowers, and I made the cake. It was simple but I think it was perfect for the day. Everyone had a lot of fun and Robyn got some great gifts. We played 2 games – a celebrity mother-daughter game and a baby themed Family Feud. For the celebrity game, I chose real life mother and daughters and tv show mother and daughters. You had to name both the mother and daughter to get the point. The family feud game was so fun! Val split the room into 2 groups and it worked just like regular family feud. Both were games not typical of baby showers and everyone said they enjoyed them!
My girl Charlie was born this past Friday on Halloween, Oct. 31. She has had a bit of a fight but is on the mend! She may get to go home this weekend. I can’t wait to meet and snuggle up with this girl! Love you Charlie!