Last Saturday we had a baby shower for our Rachel and baby Steven, who is due in May! We are all so excited! My mother made the 5 hour drive over for it and Rachel's mother, sister, cousins and one of her aunts made the 3 hour drive over for the combined family and a few close friends shower. Our's was the second of three baby showers that people were throwing for her. She and Jaysn have been so blessed by the outpouring of love for them from their co-workers, family and church.
We had quite the spread of food! Do you see that gorgeous cake? Our very talented Heather made that...yes she did! We are all urging her to make cakes for family and friends as a side business. ;) My mother made the all the cookies, I made the brownies, Rachel's mother supplied the macadamia nuts, the decorations and some wrapped candy, and my mom and I made all the handmade candies and chocolate dipped strawberries.
We played games and I surprisingly won two of the games but did not take the prizes but had them give them to the runner ups. ;) I had supplied the prizes from my gift closet so I definitely did not need any of them. It was nice to be able to bless someone else with some nice smelling lotions and notecards and not have to break the bank to do it.
After we played the games, it was time to enjoy that delicious cake and some of the other goodies. Poor Rachel said the cake was too pretty to cut! LOL! The cake was a chocolate with chocolate chips in it too. Rachel was in chocolate heaven! She had requested a chocolate cake. I tell you, those pregnancy cravings are a real thing!
Next came the gifts! The gift table was filled to overflowing and we had to put some next to and under it. I wish I had thought about getting a picture of it. Oh, do you see that floral arrangement in the bottom picture that is next to Rachel's mother Joyce? The "roses" are actually little baby socks folded to look like roses! You can click on the picture to make it bigger if you want a closer look. Cha Cha, Heather's aunt, made that for Rachel. How cute right? Oh they were so blessed with many outfits, two diaper bags, a bassinette, baby bath, lots of handmade blankets and quilts, money, baby care items, books, stuffed animals, and so much more. I really wish my camera battery had not died so I could share more with you. All in all, it really was a beautiful shower that took so many wonderful family members and friends coming together to plan, set up, decorate, bless and then tear down after the shower. We had lots of goodies leftover so we gave some Jaysn and Rachel's church where we had the shower to share with their congregation the next morning at their Easter Sunrise Service and also had people that we at the shower fill up goodie bags to take home with them to enjoy later.