Friday, June 23, 2006

Baby ShowerPalooza

Well, tomorrow I am attending a baby shower. I don't normally do baby showers. They usually make me weepy and sad, and depressed. But I've come to the conclusion that other people are going to continue to have babies. It's a fact of life. I need to move on. I can't live in a hole forever! And besides, I really like my friend who is having the baby. So I want to support her. It is going to be held at a scrapbooking store, which is so cool! I'm really looking forward to it. There has been much preparation on my part for this baby shower. First, there is the outfit. If I'm going to go to an event that might make me feel sad, I must at least look good! I love the colors. The shirt looks see-through, but there is a tank top underneath and I assure you it is not. Then there are the shoes. Oh my Gosh, the shoes! I really stepped outside the box with these. They actually have heels people! Not skinny heels, but heels just the same. I never buy any shoes that have a heel. I love the shoes. (Even if I did "fall" off of them while wearing them around the house and pulled a muscle in my calf! Ouch!) Of course, there is also the pedicure that went along with the shoes. I got that today. Ahhhh....I haven't had a pedicure since Valentine's Day! Way overdue, and so relaxing. Finally, there was the gift. Oh, the gift. Much thought and preparation went into the gift also. First I decoupaged a basket with this very cute jungle print. My mom taught me how to do this. She made the most beautiful baskets. It has been years since I made one. I think it turned out cute. Then I went to Walmart and practically bought out the baby department to fill the basket up. I got diapers, and wipes, a baby nail care kit, lotion, baby wash, a blanket, cute little socks, teething rings, bowls, medicine dropper and a rubber ducky. It was hard to stop! These are all pretty much newborn items, so they are things I won't get to buy for myself. Plus, it's a boy, so I won't get to buy that stuff either. It was fun! Here it is all finished. I'll post a picture of me tomorrow when I'm all dressed up. Someday I'll get to have one of these. Someday.

5 comments:

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Great idea for a gift - love the creative way you did the basket! Now I'm going to have to try this myself. (If you have any tips, please email me)

Have fun at the shower, and remember, if it starts to bug you you can always say you have to run to an appointment and head out the door. :-)

Joannah said...

Wow! Great outfit. Neat gift idea! Sounds like it will be a fun experience. Have a wonderful time!

Just think, someday soon it will be your turn to be showered for Sophie!

Kristin said...

cute ensemble and good for you for going to the baby shower... have a mimosa and post photos!

Laura said...

Great outfit! I LOVE the shoes! I know your friend will adore the basket, who wouldn't love getting that?! So nice!

Have a great time!

Anonymous said...

Even though it says "anonymous" (only because I don't have an account), I was the baby shower "guest of honor" and I have to write a few things. First, I am SO proud of Scrapper for attending the shower -- I honestly don't know whether I would have done the same if the roles were reversed. Sure, I had my bout with infertility, too, but still...

And, second, I wish you could all see the basket Scrapper put together...completely awesome! And absolutely filled with all the cool stuff we'll need -- right down to the diapers! Scrapper, I hope I've adequately conveyed how wonderful I think you are and how much I appreciate your efforts :)