Friday, April 12, 2013

April Shower

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending a baby shower for the daughter of my friend Becky. Erin and Larry will welcome their new baby in early May. Erin is also the cousin of my daughter-in-law, Darci. The shower was hosted by 'the aunts' of Erin, who function like a well-oiled machine in the party planning department.

Balloons on the mailbox greeted the guests as we arrived.

Little Clara showed off her pretty polished nails, thanks to Aunt Betsy.

Ella checked out the dollhouse in the basement.

For the shower, they used Noah's Ark decorations, which featured many of the animals Erin is using in the jungle-themed nursery. Leslie made this adorable ark out of a watermelon for the fruit salad.
It was complete with animals peeking out of the windows, hanging over the edge, and lined up around the bottom. So cute.

For dessert, Darci made awesome animal cookies.

And they taste as good as they look!

When it was time to open presents, Erin's cousin Molly was ready to record each gift and giver.

Becky thanked everyone for coming, and especially for praying for this precious baby. God is good.

Let the opening begin!

A cute stuffed giraffe.

An elephant storybook.

Erin's two sisters, who will be first-time aunts when the baby is born, were discussing names for themselves. One decided to be 'Auntie', so the other thought she should be 'Aunt', pronounced 'Ahnt', in the most formal fashion. :)

The most unique gift Erin received was new to me:  a Lawn Countertop Drying Rack. At first I thought it was some sort of golf putting green. It is a mat made of plastic grass to stick bottles, baby spoons, etc., into while they dry. There are even accessories, like 'Twig' and 'Stem.' Everyone needs a little lawn beside the sink!

Mama Erin posing with her mom and sisters.

And showing off that cute little tummy.

The little girls were having some cousin lovin' after the presents were done.

A squeeze from Aunt Betsy. (Or is it 'Ahnt Betsy'?)

It was a great day celebrating the baby-to-be, surrounded by lots of love, and lots of giggles.
We pray God's blessing on Erin and Larry and their new little one.

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