My dear friend, Toyia, is expecting a baby girl, Sophie, the end of June. I invited her over for what she thought was just a "girls night" with a few of our friends. We had all the food ready and waiting and put all her gifts on the hearth and waited for her and Amanda to arrive. When they pulled up, all the girls who "weren't known to be there" hid behind the bar and when she walked in the side door they all jumped up and yelled "SURPRISE!"
We had a wonderful dinner with Rolled Chicken Breasts,
green beans wrapped in bacon, white rice, rolls, broccoli salad,
cake balls, strawberry petite fours and a fruit tray.
Right after Toyia and Amanda arrived, my cellphone rang and it was Gregg with Kaidi SCREAMING in the background. He was down the road at our neighbors house and needed some medicine for her. I got a glimpse of the outside and realized a monsoon had come out of nowhere. It was amazing. Like Toyia and Amanda had JUST got there and it wasn't raining and when I looked out it was POURING of the eaves of the back porch. I grabbed Kaidi's prescribed gas drops and used Ashton's car to run it down there to her. I couldn't figure out how to get her windshield wipers to come on so I just kept pulling it towards me to make it "wash" her windows so the wipers would work.. I finally figured it out when I got to Jay and Shannan's driveway. I stopped the car and ran to meet Shannan with the drops. I got SOAKED. When I got back to the house it looked like a River was rushing across our parking pad. Ran inside and had to change clothes. Luckily we were at my house! :) I threw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt which made me extremely underdressed! :) I didn't care though. I was comfortable and dry! We had dinner and then we sat and talked for a bit and then Toyia opened her gifts. She got lots of diapers and wipes and a few other little things. Ashton and I painted a rocking chair for little Sophie.
We were up pretty late the night before doing the polka-dots and stripes and stuff on it. We had painted the rocking on Sunday afternoon and then I gave it another coat right when I came in from work Monday and then Ashton came over that evening and we finished it up around 11:30 that night. Well actually I had to finish it just before the party. I added the Sophie at the top and the C on the bottom part of it around 5:45! We wanted to get Sophie something personalized that was just for her! And even more we wanted to make it ourselves to make it special! We hope that their are many rocking days ahead in this little chair!
Here is a group pic of everyone that was there:
After most of the girls left, Gregg and Kaidi came back up to the house and she desperately needed a bath so he started her water and as he was getting her diaper off, she had a little surprise for him! :)
She absolutely LOVES taking a bath!