Saturday, November 15, 2008

Stephanie's Baby Shower!

Alright. Today was the big day. Stephanie's baby shower. I woke up a little after 8, ate breakfast then got started cleaning at around 9:30. Not kidding when I say I cleaned ALL DAY until the shower. My house was filthy! I ran into town to pick up some things for games for the shower and some groceries. I came back, we hung up streamers and then everyone started walking in the door.

Lindsey even came out to help. I bribed her with promises to buy her lunch, of course.
She get's ahead of herself. Here she was putting up streamers but couldn't find the tape. I couldn't resist a picture in her helpless state. I found it in between the cushions by her left foot. (she did this repeatedly until I finally told her to put the tape in her pocket)

Going to get food!
Steph was super excited to open her presents. And can I just say she got a TON of stuff. There were a lot of people there!
Don't quite know why I was looking behind me. After Steph opened her presents we passed them around so everyone could see them.
She got a lot of cow things (because my family owns a diary farm). It was really funny. If you click on that picture you'll see the cow blanket she has.The girl behind me in green is less than 4 weeks away from her due date. Her baby shower is the one I went to the Saturday of Kristina's meet and greet I wasn't able to make it to.

(What I'm thinking in my head): Look at all these PRESENTS! I want some. That is the cutest little boy outfit I have EVER seen! I want one. I want a baby boy. I want a baby. I WANT ONE (or two)! Let me tell you something. That positive (or demanding) thinking thing does NOT work. I am not pregnant!

This is the cutest diaper cake I've ever seen.

This little boy was so cute. He was dancing to his mom's ring tone "It's a hard knock life, for us" It was so funny (as you can see on everyone's faces).

1/2 of the room (I counted 15 people, not including the babies)
The other half (I counted 11 more, not including myself and the other people up and mingling). There ended up being around 28 people)

Lindsey Lady Lovely Locks and I

We played a candy game and his mommy won a Baby Ruth (for baby girl) and he got very upset because she wouldn't let him open the WHOLE candy bar (in which I thank her for the sake of my newish (is just over 1 1/2 years old still new?) carpet)
I couldn't resist taking this picture. I tried to get him when he was screaming and throwing his head back. I don't know why it was so funny to me.

All in all everything turned out wonderful. I didn't have to worry about food because Steph, her mom and sisters took care of it. My house needed a good deep clean and it got 95% of one. The other 5% will come throughout this week. Jaren FINALLY put up lights outside and they are so bright! I don't think anyone knows how excited I am. I hated how dark it was, no porch light-NOTHING since we got new siding back in January. I'm SO EXCITED!!! I can see!!

Okay, thanks for all of your advice and suggestions of great games to play. I decided less was more and only did a few things. I had a friend, Breanne, give me a great idea. You give out cards to each person with random letters on them. For example, "DLSDI" or "SKEFD" or "MLDAIC" and they make a saying, advice, scentence anything that partains to stephanie and her baby. It turned out to be pretty funny. I let them rearrange the letters to fit their scentnce as long as they only used one word that started with each of the letters. I also bought a small notebook and had it passed around so that people could write advice in it. I was a bit bummed that it didn't make it around to everyone and only 15 people wrote in it.

I also played the candy game, where you take a word about babies/pregnancy and match it with a candy bar. Like, OBGYN= Butterfinger, Baby Girl=Baby Ruth, Baby Diaper=Mounds. It was fun, BUT. For the life of me, I went to 3 of the 6 stores in Rexburg(I barely had time for that today) that I know carry candy bars and I COULD NOT find a Big Hunk OR a 100 Grand that wasn't in a pack of 30 assorted candy bars - that only had 4 100 Grand's in it! Uhg. Frustrating. So instead I bought "Pay Day" and told everyone that when the delivery happens a huge chunk of would be happiness comes out of your... fill in the blank (with Pay Day). Oh! And I couldn't find a Fast Break! I had to buy a 10 pack of mini Fast Breaks. SO. ANNOYING.

But everyone left and everything got picked up and my house is CLEAN! Wahoo! Who wants a shower is next???? (As Jaren get's up to hit me upside the head)


The Boob Nazi said...

I want a baby shower next!!!!!

hahahahahahahahahahahhahaha NO.

I was so awkward at the one today. That's SO not my life, you know? And all the moms there brought their kids. It was weird. I just kind of looked around and pretended like I belonged there.

Kristina P. said...

It looks like an amazing success!

Wendyburd1 said...

LOL, I love that Jaren smacked you upside the head! The next shower should be YOURS, but only AFTER you graduate! LOL!!

Teresa said...

You are an awesome hostess Whitney! Isn't it funny that the best way to get things done around the house is to have a big party? At my house, things never get done unless we have people coming over.
I can't believe how cute all of the baby "stuff" is these days. I went to a friends shower last month and she got so many cute things that I started getting baby hungry. Good thing that feeling passed very quickly!

hello, my name is amber. said...

i love those diaper cakes! it's such a good idea! holy cow, you planned so much for that! it looks like it turned out awesome! i threw a baby shower for a friend once, but it wasn't nearly as awesome as yours!

SO EXCITED ABOUT NEXT WEEKEND! i can't stop thinking about it. which is probably really dorky but i never get out of the house.... unless it's for errands. BORING.

yes it's 1 am... and yes i'm going to bed now.

Jillene said...

Sounds like it went really well!! You are a GREAT hostess!!

I would LOVE a baby shower but I can't have anymore babies so I guess I am out! )0:

Brooke said...

I love baby showers. I love wedding showers. I love anything with good food. Your food looks delicious! I really think the diaper cake is super cute too.

Life as Ashley said...

Awww. Looks like you did an awesome job. Holy cow! So many people at the shower! Were you going crazy? Don't worry, it will be your time soon enough, and everyone who you have helped will show the love right back to you.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

funny "the girl in the green" Brittany lives just right next door to me!

Oh and if you ever want to find candy bars you HAVE TO go to gas stations, that is the only place that sells those kind of candy bars anymore. I ran into your same problem one time when I was making a candy gram and then it finally dawned on me to go to the gas station!!! Try it out next time!!!

Oh and enjoy your time with out children, because there will be a day when you have kids when you think why was I in such a rush to have kids...enjoy the time you have to be yourself and be with your hubby and be spontaneous!! Don't take this the wrong way, children are WONDERFUL, but definitely change your life! And it will happen soon enough!! Time is flying these days!

Whitney R said...

Tiffany - Brit is your next door neighbor? haha. She was my roommate my freshman year. One of my favorites, might I add. I'm really excited for her.

Ashley - I hope so!

Brooke - thanks for stopping by! Yes, Great Harvest bread is super good food.

Jillene - If you could have another baby - I'd come to Utah and throw you a shower :)

Amber - NOT dorky! I'm super excited, too! It's going to be so much fun. I just hope my shirt get's here in time!! I might cry if it doesn't :)

Teresa - I KNOW. I wasn't kidding when I saw her presents and thought, I WANT THAT! So stinkin cute! I don't think Jaren understands my love for BABY clothes.... but he will. hehe

Wendyburd - no worries. Even if I was (and i'm not) pregnant now I'd have the baby AFTER I graduate. I'm done in April!!!

Julie - no one else was single there? There were quite a few single women at this one.

Mina said...

Hey, glad the shower went well. Looks like it was fun and such great attendance!

Nana said...

Whitney!! you did such a great job on Steph's shower, I wish I could have come, I'd have helped you clean up before and after. You girls did so good, I can't wait to see what she got, I hope you or Steph took pics of everything so I can see. :)

Rychelle said...

hey, isn't that the game i suggested?

loving the new background!

Strawberry Shortcake said...

If I ever have another baby, I would want you to plan mine... too cute :) Great work!

Misti said...

Your shower seems to have been a great success!! I didn't get a shower (sniff), but that's OK. You can plan one for my next baby. I'll let you know, it gonna be a while!

the letter Bee said...

How old is the girl that you threw the shower for? 14? Holy crap.

Julie, I'll go to a shower with you. We can sit together and feel like we don't belong. :p

Whitney R said...

Brittany - haha, she's 22 and been married for over 3 years

Kristal said...

Looks like it was great!

And I rhink pictures of cyring kids is funny, too!

Anonymous said...

Looks like it was a great shower! What an awesome job you did.