|Friday, 22 February 2008|
| Patricia and I hosted a shower for Juan and Veronica! It was such fun =) Patricia is such a great party planner, and you know I love doing that sort of thing too! We went back and forth for weeks on google docs, looking up ideas and brainstorming. We decided on a bunch of fun activities. My favorite was probably decorating the onesies =) I know you get tons of onesies at showers, but I just loved decorating them! We painted Strawberry Junior on our onesie. (And we made a matching hat, and a shirt for Juan that says Strawberry, since he was the inspiration =) We hung all the onesies on a clothesline as our decorations. Jack drew an awesome locker and the clothesline came out of that to fit the jock part of our theme. Oh right, the theme was jock/geek, since Juan and Veronica wanted to know which the baby was more likely to be =) The other activities were a crazy candy game, where you tried to match the candy with the topic. For example… Epiderals = Lifesavers. We did it as a team activity, and everyone had a blast! We also made up a mad-lib type story about the baby, where people could fill in their guess on when the baby would be born, and what Juan and Veronica would end up naming him, and what the baby would be like! Some were very silly, some were fun! I read them aloud (since I have a very loud voice when I want, which Patricia was surprised to discover =) We did another game that was Celebrity Baby Scattergories, where you try and list as many celebrity parents/children as you can. People were very creative! Someone even listed John Adams and John Quincy Adams! The last game went on while Juan and Veronica opened their presents. We gave everyone blank bingo cards that they filled in with items they thought Veronica and Juan would get. It was so funny! Whenever a new item would come up, you’d hear everyone say YAY if they had it on their card. If it was something no one wrote down… silence =) Jack should have won, because he and Patricia gave them like five different things… but he didn’t write them in a row!!! So other people won =)
Besides games, we had several other things planned. Patricia asked everyone to bring their favorite children’s book for the baby, and she had a basket fixed for the Baby’s First Library! I absolutely love that idea!!! She made bookplates so everyone could sign the book they gave. We also had everyone bring a baby photo, and Eric fixed a fancy photo wall to hold them all. It was fun to see everyone as a baby!
Food-wise we let Veronica pick for obvious reasons. =) We made a four layer Red Velvet cake! We had to practice once the week before to be sure we could do it, but it turned out great! And gigantic! We also made a cute cupcake tower as part of the decorations. Eric loved the little rattle we used as a topper. He kind of wanted it for himself! (He was a big help in setting up… he got to use Jack and Patricia’s new vacuum, which he absolutely loves =) Vacuuming is his favorite chore!) We also made a baby carriage out of a watermelon for a centerpiece. We got classic geek/jock food, chinese takeout, mini corn dogs, that sort of thing. Very yummy… very unhealthy. =)
Juan and Veronica were very happy with the shower =) That made it perfect!!!
Archive for February, 2008
| We’re having a girl!!!!! We’re so excited =) I was really praying for a cooperative baby so we’d know if she was a boy or a girl =) The ultrasound was fun as always! Had to drink water beforehand this time, and the sonographer got some great footage of the baby kicking my very full bladder =) For the most part, she was sleeping though =) I had to get in different positions to encourage her to roll over so she could get a good view of her spine! It was just amazing =) We even saw her sucking her thumb! So cute =) I’ll put up a couple of pictures for those of you who like to try and decipher the blurry black and white photos! The sonographer said my due date should be more like the 13th of July, but I’m of the mindset that she’ll come whenever she wants to anyway so I’m not worried about it =) Sometime July seems to be probable though.
Vote on our baby name poll at the right!!! =) It’s fun =) We don’t promise to take voting into consideration, but you may help us narrow our options a bit. We have a lot of favorite girl names! And no negative comments please, they make us sad =) Unless we’re about to unwittingly do something like make the name rhyme, follow Thumper’s advice =)
Everyone’s reactions to the news were such fun of course!!! I called Jen and she barely had time to say “Yaaaay” before Mom calling her on call waiting. Then I called Mom to talk with her, and she was thrilled that we know and can start planning! Mimi was with her, and she got on the phone to say “I know just how to shop for little girls!” She’s especially excited for that! Everyone seems to like little girl clothes better =) Then I went home and got on the computer to spread the news some more =) Veronica is excited, her reaction was, “My baby has a girlfriend!!!!” So funny =) Juan was thinking a mixed badminton team, and Jack said a dancing couple in the making =)
In an Anakin versus Anakin battle the younger Ani won, with the help of Bultar “1 second on screen” Swan.
-Jango (NOT Jenga) should have gained the worlds RESPECT. He played a close game in all 3 games, and even won a nail biter finishing off Dooku’s two super battle droids while only have 1 ife left!
-Wicket(Eric Wu) pulled a crazy set of random cards from his opponents: 2 of Lando’s Lucky Shots, 1 You will Die from the Emperor, Padme’s 9 attack, Maul’s Athletic Surge.
-Grievous(Chrissie) used “You Will De Jedi” to make Quinlin Vos die.
-Jabba(Marilyn) Tormented Grievous with two “you weak minded fool” and “Your powers will not not work on me boy”.
-Luke(Eugene) made his opponents shake their head multiple times with “I will not fight you”
-In the second round at one point Vader and Luminara (on different boards) were down to 1 hp. When I can back 10 minutes later, they were regenerating up to around 5 hp.
-Bultar was teamed with Maul, and got off to a rough start against Mara Jade/Luminara. . But after hanging on they came with a vengance as only Maul and/or Bultar could.
-The Emperor played a game where he ran in and attacked with physical atacks, never even getting off his special cards.
Thank you everyone for coming. I had a great time.
A poll will be coming shortly.