Monday, June 13, 2011

Baby Shower

This past Saturday one of our amazing friends, Ginny, threw a baby shower for our little Clara.  We had so much fun and Ginny worked so hard to make it special.  And we were so glad that so many of our close friends in the area could show up.  We loved seeing everybody!

I had mentioned to her that I loved the idea of a book-themed shower to add to Clara's scant library.  So she made these darling garlands with little pink "books" and she invited everyone to bring their favorite children's book for Clara.  Amazingly, every book we received was different - no duplicates! 
 Then Ginny made a theme menu around nursery rhymes.  Things like "Peter Piper's Prawn Salad" and "Little Boy Blueberry Scones" were served and everything was so yummy.  

Ginny had prepared nursery rhyme themed games like answering trivia to questions such as "What did Georgie Porgie do that made the girls cry?" or "What time did the mouse run down the clock."  I didn't know that 4 and 20 blackbirds were baked in the pie. 
Ginny and I are both in pink in the photo below.
Carolyn (the master of all nursery rhymes), Melanie, and Hailey working on their trivia.

Paul was having a really good time as the only guy there.  Clara was true to form and slept pretty much the entire time. 
Another game we played that I LOVED was coming up with all the words that you can make using the letters of Clara's name.  I'm keeping this for her scrapbook.
Then we opened gifts.  Everyone was so sweet and generous and Clara got some very thoughtful presents.  These blocks were made by our friend Melanie.
 I was kind of excited when I saw the darling little dress for Clara that Ginny brought back from a recent trip to Mexico. 
 And we got books galore for reading to our little girl.  It was really fun seeing how each family has different favorites for their children. 

Yep, this girl was sooooo sleepy!  You would think we work her to the bone at home or something. 
This photo is for my mom who wanted to know what Clara wore to the party.  I took this photo afterwards while Clara was doing her daily exercise regimen tummy time.
Thanks so much to everybody who came to the shower and for all of the beautiful presents!  And thank you Ginny for going to all that hard work for us!  We love you guys!


  1. I wish I could have been there! What a great themed shower. I love the game ideas and am so excited to see you guys in August!

  2. Sounds like a great party. Wish I could have been there. Miss you guys! And she looks so cute in that dress.


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