Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's A Shower!

A baby shower that is ;o) As most of you know, I went back to NB two weekends ago to attend my own shower and spend some time with my family. I'm ashamed it's taken me this long to post this but when I got home, I came down with this horrid head cold and I've been miserable ever since. Ugh!

Anyway, Mom and our friend S did a fabulous job of putting this party together. S opened up her home for the party and it was greatly appreciated. I think Mom had such a fun time shopping for all the supplies and she did a great job. It was a jungle theme, including a monkey of course ;o)

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When the guests came in, there was a banner (in the same theme) they could sign. I plan on putting it up in Junior's room. Believe it or not but I have not read the messages yet. Why? I'm not sure but I'm think I'm afraid I might cry.

There was a ton of food! So delicious! And of course a cake with little blue baby booties made of icing :o) Mom had also put together goodie bags for the guests to take home with them.

In the end, there were fourteen people (including me). Fifteen if you include the 'baby' -

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I had a few people cancel at the last minute and although I really missed seeing them, I completely understand why they couldn't be there. I did enjoy catching up with everyone but sadly three hours flies by fast.

I can't believe how spoiled I was! The gifts were overwhelming and I thought they would never stop -

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I've done my best to take pictures of everything but there are a few things missing from the following pictures. There were a handful of books and two dog snugglies that didn't get included. I ran out of steam while taking the pictures so that's why no books but the snugglies are at S's house because she's going to embroider Junior's name on them when we announce his name ;o)

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Can you believe all this came home with me???? I had brought an extra suitcase with me but in the end, there were three extra boxes and a crib mattress that came back across the ferry! LOL! There were some people that had passed on some items to us so that's why the extra baggage. It's a good thing they have a container to place these items in. I can't imagine trying to lug all that with me on the ferry ;o)

The majority of everything has been washed, sorted and put away. The nursery IS getting closer to being finished! I can't thank everyone enough for making that day so special :o) I truly have the best family and friends. More to come...


39 comments:

MoonBeam said...

Awwww, you must be really excited now. Have fun and savor these moments.

I can still remember going through all the wonderful gifts the day after my baby shower, and my baby will be 49 this year! By the way, the day after my shower when I was looking at all these fun things was the day of JFK's funeral. I can still hear the cadence as his casket was being pulled down the street.

Bobbi

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I am so glad you had such a wonderful time and it looks like you were blessed with lots of wonderful items for the wee one! Huggles.

Angela said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time! I just adore the monkey basket :)

Mary Ann said...

You received some lovely stuff. I love the toy box with the monkey...so sweet:) Not long now.

Heavens my granddaighter will be 20 months on Sunday and it seems like yesterday when she was born.

Kathy A. said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate the upcoming birth of your little one. Gorgeous gifts! Glad you had such a fun time. You look fantastic.

Teresa said...

What a lovely shower. Looks like Junior will be spoiled with all the fun new stuff. That's OK spoil him all you can.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Tracey said...

Oh, it looks like you had a great time... and what a bunch of lovely gifts you received from your friends and family! :^) What fun it will be when your little bundle arrives and you get to try all the different outfits on him.

Catherine said...

You look wonderful! Love the decorations, so cute! Looks like you are all set with the basics.....not much longer now!

dixiesamplar said...

Awesome Pumpkin...so happy to see that you had a wonderful time with family and friends!! And what great gifts they chose...you certainly brought home a nice haul of goodies.

Deborah said...

I am so glad that you had a great time. It looks like Jr. will want for nothing. As it should be.

Renee said...

How exciting!!! You look sooo cute!!!!

pandy said...

aww look at all that loot! Not even born yet and already rolling in the presents. :D You look wonderful, and I'm glad you had a good time :)

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and received some gorgeous gifts. Congrats.

Tatkis said...

Wow, those little things are so sweet! And it's your time to be spoilt while the little one is still inside ;)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Denise said...

Just a few more weeks! Going to have to announce his name soon lol.

Your family and friends were very generous and you got many wonderful things. Have fun playing with them.

And you look great!

Mouse said...

awwww how lovely :)wonderful goodies you got and some lovely memories that you have brought home with you too :) love mouse xxxxx

Julie said...

What a fun time, so many beautiful gifts, you must be very well loved by your friends and family.
Love the t shift, my Dd had one that said 'hands off the baby with 2 hand prints round the bump, there are such fun things now unlike the flowing dresses here was when I had my own children.

Daffycat said...

Awww...everything looks so nice. I just LOVE the green monkey (is it a toy box?) thingy you have all the gifts piled in.

You have some really great friends, Cathey!

And This Little Pig said...

Oh look Master Peanut already has his own stash :@ Glad you had such a lovely day.
LiBBiE in Oz

Annie said...

Junior is going to be all set the second he arrives. And it appears that he has wonderful family and friends to make him feel welcome!

Christina said...

I love baby showers, but never actually had one myself! Your gifts are beautiful, junior is one lucky baby! ;0) I spotted a couple of giraffey items - I LOVE giraffes! I can't believe you only have 6 weeks to go. Boy, did that fly by.

Annette said...

AWESOME!!!!!!
That looks like such a great shower.
Here in the NL.. Baby showers are not normall to have here, but many more are been giving here.
Wow... al thos party stuff they bought.. how great..
I can imagine you had such a great time with your friends and family..

hihi.. you don't have to buy anyting for Junior for the first 6 months... lol.. what beautifull gifts you all got..

That was so much fun to have seen you on the ferry...hihihihi

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You look so good! It looks like you had a great time and got lots of great gifties!

Take it easy!

Sally said...

I bet you had a fantastic time Cathey! There are lots of beautiful gifts there :)

Lynn said...

Your shower sounds absolutely wonderful! And looks at all those gifts! I love those little onesies.

My family held a shower for me after the birth of my first son because I lived 500 miles away. We thought it would be more fun if we waited until after the birth so that everyone could see the little one when I came home. I have some great memories of that trip home.

Patty C. said...

Too cute !!

Carol said...

I was just thinking about you this morning, Cathey, when I realized the baby will be here NEXT MONTH!!! Woo hoo!! I'll bet the reality of it all is really hitting you about now.

Your shower gifts are adorable--I love baby showers and seeing all the sweet, tiny clothes, books, and toys... Glad you were able to get everything home and put away. It won't be long now...

Karen said...

OMG....you (and baby) certainly did have a good day! Love the monkeys!

♥ Nia said...

Oh! I haven't even answered your email =/ sorry sweetie! My mail box is a mess! Really.. I had to run away from it! Too scary hahahahh Now I'm catching on blogs and soon I will find some courage to deal with the load of emails :p

I hope you're feeling better now!!

Such an adorable decoration! :D Jungle theme was a really great idea! Congrats to everyone who prepared your baby shower :)
hahahah is that a baby sticker on your shirt? :D
So many lovely gifts!!!
I bet you were really happy and had lots of fun seeing your friends at this special time :) Really nice the baby shower!

And it's almost time!!! Isn't it?
How many weeks more.. 2? 3? :D

Nancy said...

Wonderful shower gifts! So nice to have some hand-me-downs too...they really are a help to the budget! Looking forward to when baby makes his grand appearance!

Ranae said...

What a fun time to be spoiled
You received some fantastic things.
You lady! looking great!

TammyK said...

Awww.. so glad you had a great time & got so much cool stuff. You deserve it. Soak up every single minute of it.

Mel said...

such super fun baby stuff! Love it all. :)

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing the pics from your shower. What lovely gifts you received. I like the shirt with the hotdog, it looks funny. I wish is could see what it says.

Alberta said...

{{{hugs}}} to you as you near your delivery date! And to Mumsy as well...she'll be an incredibly loving grandmother.

Melanie said...

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet! Such great stuff. And I love love the cheeky monkey on that box. OMG SO CUTE.

Look good, girl!! :)

Anne said...

How wonderful for you my dear!! What lovely gifts you received for your little one to be!! Hugs!!

Sharon said...

Lovely shower Cathey and you received some wonderful things! The shower is one of the funnest things about having a baby besides the baby of course! LOL Can't wait to see your little guy!

Autumn said...

What a fun shower! Junior seems set for a little while, at least.