Monday, January 26, 2009

This is not a baby shower!

About 30 seconds after I told my dear friend Kim that I was expecting, she said: "We HAVE to throw you a shower! Especially if it's a girl!!" I fought it because I felt like I had a really big shower when I was pregnant with J and people were so generous and I didn't want anyone to think that I was asking for more gifts. Eventually, though, Kim talked me into it but I was very specific that I didn't want a huge thing, just a few friends and some food and maybe some (non-alcoholic) drinks.

Last night was my 'not a shower' night out and it was just lovely. We had it at Amano Bistro, a place Shawn and I love to visit when we have date nights. It's small, owned by locals, and the food is good!

Here's the gang!

Erin, Brittany and I

Jenn and Kim toasting

Me, my Aunt Cher and my Mom

Shanna, Suzy and I

There were beautiful and sweet decorations..

and gifts...

And TWO cakes! A diaper cake that Shanna made (it is so cute in person, I swear I don't want to take it apart to use the diapers!)

And an absolutely gorgeous and delicious cake made by Candi. It was so pretty it hurt to even think about cutting it. But then it was so yummy...

And, for the highlight of the night, my Mom and Cher wrote and sang a song. For those of you who may not know, this is what my family does - they write songs for things. If there's a party, birthday, marriage, etc...they do this. In the middle you can hear the restaurant get quiet - I think everyone was wondering what was going on! I loved every moment of it, though. Thanks Mom and Cher!


CandiDurbin said...

that diaper cake is amazing! Ok Me and Shanna should go into buisness together:)Glad your shower was great!

The Johnson Family said...

Looks like you had a great time! I mailed your package last week, is on it's way you should have it very soon.

Mikele said...

That song was the sweetest tradition I have ever heard of. Candi, the cake is beautiful. I can't wait to hear her name.

Jen said...

It was such a sweet shower! I love your Aunt you think she would adopt me?

mini and brother said...

What a special night. Love the fancy cakes and the song made me cry a little. Can't wait to know her name and see her face.

Robyn said...

That is the sweetest tradition ever! I love all the pics. Looks like such a fun night. Looking forward to Sweet Pea's arrival!