What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, May 24, 2013

A Baby Shower

My niece Samantha is being induced today- so I think it is HIGH TIME to get the baby shower pictures posted from, oh, two months ago!

I can't even tell you how weird it is to be old enough to have a niece old enough to have a baby.  I can't think about that...but then again- I was only a year older than her when I first became a mother.  I guess I must face the facts:  I am getting old.

This is her with her mom, my sister Elizabeth.

My sister hosted the shower at her place and I helped her out in any way I could.  We went with a BRIGHT JUNGLE type theme since the nursery is going to be decorated 'Jungle-y' and Samantha's favorite colors are turquoise and green.

Elizabeth made jungle print banners and adorable diaper flower pots, and made a sweet poem to go with some pictures of Samantha as a baby.    She also made an adorable elephant cake.

My children and I made a bunch of tissue paper flowers, and a banner that said LILIAN (It's a girl!) but, after looking at the pictures now, I see the banner was hung to look more like 'Lil  Ian  which is hilarious to me.  I made quite a few snacks (but the READY TO POP popcorn was my favorite!) and was in charge of a game.

The game I chose was relating pregnancy terms to different types of popular candy.  For example: Hospital Bills= 100 Grand. I scoured the internet and compiled a list from several different places and I was super excited about it.  One of the reasons I have taken so long sharing about the baby shower was because I fully intended to get a free printable of the shower game to share here.  BUT, since I know nothing about how to MAKE a free downloadable printable, I never did it.  This one is pretty darn close though, and where I got a lot of my inspiration-and it is free!  (The answers are there too.)

 I thought the answers were HILARIOUS but it proved harder than I thought it would be for a lot of the women there.  I guess if you SEE the answers it is an "OF COURSE!" moment, but without seeing them, it can be hard.

During present opening time:  the girl got some SERIOUS loot!

I thought it was super cute how all the little girl cousins were getting a front row seat to the present opening and chattering all the while.

In case you are wondering, my gift to her was a monkey hat and a certificate for a free newborn photo session.

(As modeled right before the party by POPEYE.)
Needless to say, you will be seeing LILIAN (as opposed to 'Lil Ian) very soon...
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