Thursday, June 12, 2008
How this Mormon throws a baby shower
Last night we had a baby shower for my friend Maria. She is having a girl and its her first baby, which makes this shower even more special.
BUT I'm a bit pooped today. Wondering who is going to clean my house?
I forced my children to take a nap so I could take a snooze, but the house was still messy when I woke up....
I stole this idea for HERE And just made a more simplified version.
They are cake pops!
I'm a little obsessed with these.
I knew they would be cute, but I didn't realize they would be so yummy. At least to me. I could have eaten all of them.
Special thanks to Misty my all-things-party-consultant who really is sick of being a consultant to the whole world and would just like to go relax at the beach...a beach party of course.
Mormon culture 101. Grab a pencil ---you two people who read this who aren't mormon.
We often have our parties in the gym. That way no one has to clean their own house. Not really, but that is a good enough reason for me. And cause its bigger than my 1100 sq foot home. This is not a rule and I have gone to at least 5 showers this spring not in a gym, but I figured its been a while, so back to the gym it is. We call it the cultural hall because there is also a stage in it too.
This has nothing to do with the baby shower but is Darby with a helmet. This is what its like when you have a big brother. Baylie put it on too but I couldn't get a picture. So just imagine.
These are 2 of the 4 young women in our ward (ward = congregation, why that name I dunno) who I arm wrestled into doing some 'service' in watching all the kids so we could have a shower in peace. I think I probably owe them money, but I employ them regularly anyway so we'll call it even. These are also two of the six Means girls and yes they are all gorgeous.
My friend Emily with her cute baby Penny.
I never got a great picture of Maria on my camera, but she is the coolest gal. Its easy to throw a shower for someone you really like and respect. We are the same age and she is married to a boy from Kentucky.
I've been thinking alot about showers and why I've been so tired today. It seems so simple. And then simple tasks sometimes with my small herd are more complicated. Why do we do them? And trying to think how many I've done...how many any of us have done. But I think its really amazing, because every baby is a celebration. Especially when they are coming to a great family.
And babies are expensive and we couldn't do it ourselves, so we rally together and throw a party. And our church is also our family. I think every baby should get a shower---or at least a 'lets go to the movies and chip in some money' shower.
You'll have to consult your local 19 year old missionary for the in depth lesson on the plan of salvation cause this is a 'Brooke version', but I was telling Luke about how we lived in heaven before we came to earth and we were so excited and couldn't wait to come to our families and get bodies. And how he probably was saying, "Me first! Me first!" And I really believe that. And that heaven will be a big party someday too with all of us together.
And yes we believe in Jesus too...