Sunday, June 8, 2014

Twinkle, Twinkle, Baby Vera!

Rorie, Alex and I were honored to help Auntie Carrie celebrate the upcoming arrival of our newest family member- Baby Vera!  As I am leaving the country tomorrow, Carrie was kind enough to agree to have the party at her home.  We swooped in, set up, had a party, and (with the help of quite a few kind family members) cleaned up almost every trace of the shower before leaving again.  Whew!  What a fun and exhausting day :-)
Alex and Auntie prepping the food-- Alex cut all the cheese into perfect little stars (the theme of the shower was "Twinkle, Twinkle...", as Vera is having a space-themed lavender and gray nursery.  Susan (Carrie's mother in law), helped me cut and assemble watermelon star pops!  Yum!  Rorie prepared herb-stuffed "peas in a pod".

 The only real "game" at the shower (Carrie isn't really into we only had one) was a "Who's Who" game.  I printed out black and white baby photos of everyone in Sam and Carrie's family (genetically related to them), and gave each guest a worksheet
 I may or may not have taken the more 'recent' photos and fuzzied them up a bit when I converted them to black and white.  It definitely made the game trickier.  Only Alex got all the babies right....but she DID spend about thirty minutes trying to decipher faces!
There was quite a bit of scratching out going on!
Good thing we had some sweet 'star' treats around for nibbling.
Speaking of food:

 The gifts were nestled in the gorgeous antique wicker bassinet that Sam's family has used for every baby!

Above it hung Rorie's gift to Carrie-- a personalized star mobile for baby's room...

  Mama-to-be and Grandma Mary-- eagerly awaiting her third grandchild!
 Alex crocheted a little warm hat for her baby cousin.  She was quite proud of her work!
Ladies-- lots of ladies--

As a 'thank you' favor, each guest got to bring home a star cookie-cutter, so they will always remember Vera's shower.  We can't wait to meet you, lovely girl! 

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