Monday, November 9, 2009

Baby Showers

So sorry for the delay in updating...it has been super busy!

Thursday night was girls night for our small group. Little did I know that the girls were throwing me a surprise baby shower!! It was so sweet! They had it all - food, cake, games and gifts. They did a time theme so the gifts were based on the time of day - food time, nap time, play time, bath time, and mom & dad time! We got some fun and practical items to start collecting for the nursery. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me so I didn't get any pictures. I'm hoping to get some from the girls so I'll post them when I get them.

On Saturday morning, my friends, Melissa & Jean Ann, had my first planned shower. It was a perfectly sized group. We played a few games: 1) each person tried to come up with a baby's name for each letter of the alphabet (we might need this list since we haven't agreed on a name yet!), 2) "poopy" diaper musical chairs (kind of - the diaper was passed around the group and when the music stopped the person holding it was out...this got pretty hilarious at the end when they were practically throwing it between two people), and 3) a multi-tasking mommy game (you had to hold a "baby", talk on the phone and try to hang laundry). I'm not much for games, but these were perfect! I think everyone else enjoyed them, too.
working on our list of names
Kersten and the mommy game

I revealed the gender by opening the outfit we purchased on the day we found out (since we didn't have cake at 10am!). And then it was time for presents and food. We got a ton of great gifts and feel truly blessed by everyone that is so excited for baby Patterson.
Shauna, Debbie, me, Angie
Jennifer w/ John, Linda, Kersten, Kay, Sandee, and me
My wonderful hostesses and friends - Mel and Jean Ann

After the shower, I went to Hobby Lobby and Michaels to see if I could find some ideas for the nursery. Hobby Lobby had a few of the most perfect items for the walls, and they were 50% off!! I got everything pretty well organized (as much as I could) yesterday. Now, we are trying to decide on a paint color for the nursery and waiting for the furniture to arrive.
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12 comments:

Cady said...

Your shower sounded like so much fun! I love the game ideas. They're different than the ones I usually hear of.

Bush Family said...

Is that Lady Jean Ann your mother ;-)

Jean Ann said...

Watch it or I'll ground you both!

Hope Endures said...

It sounds like your showers were so much fun!! Keep us posted on what you choose for the nursery!

Caroline said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun! Your friends look like a lovely group of people.

Amy said...

Sounds like you had a fun time! The games always make people laugh even when we all complain about having to play them.

Ashley said...

Sounds like fun!! HOpe you have a great week;)

twondra said...

Love the pictures! The showers sound so much fun! What a nice thing to have a surprise shower

optimisticallyhopeful said...

Yay for baby showers! Looks like a great time. But what I really want to know is when do WE get to find out the gender? I'm dying to know!

katery said...

sounds like the baby showers were fun!

Serendipity said...

your showers sound like such fun! I hope you don't have to wait too long for your furniture - I've waited 11 weeks for mine and it's driving me bananas!

Hope Endures said...

There's an award waiting for you on my blog - I know you've got a lot going on right now, so no pressure if you're too busy! :) Hope you and your little one are doing well!!