My lovely friend Karen is about to be a mommy. In honor to celebrate this event, a few of our friends threw a shower for her and daddy-to-be Benjamin. Julia, aka Party Planner Extraordinaire, took care of the lion's share of the duties, while the rest of us brought a couple things and put up some banners. ; ) We were still kind of in the middle of setting up when the guests started arriving, but no one seemed to mind. I had the foresight to bring my camera, and Donovan allowed me a few moments of freedom to actually use it a bit.
Carolyn made these cupcakes. Aren't they THE CUTEST THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN?
"Goby" is baby's nickname (short for Girl or Boy)
It was a HOT weekend-- it got up to the 90's on Saturday. So we turned on the sprinklers and let the kiddoes cool off. Some of the adults ended running through a couple times, too.
One of the games was a replay race among the men-- they had to run with the stroller to a table set up with diapers, change the doll's diaper, then race back and chug a couple ounces of lemonade from a bottle... with newborn nipples on them. (Zach was in the game and D started getting clingy right about here, so I can't take credit for the relay pictures)
Apparently they were having trouble with the nipples...
Sophia and Daddy Cyrus being cute.
And of course, what would a shower be without the gifts. =)
The happy Mama and Papa-to-bes. =)
More pictures here.