Sunday, January 21, 2007

baby showers and wedding engagements...


Hubby, my mom, my students and I made the trek to Montreal from the Island for a four day get away for my SIL's baby shower. It was a wonderful few days and just great to be with family and friends. The shower was fun and we had another little surprise. I had a dream the other week that my cousin had proposed to his girlfriend while they were vacationing in Mexico. When I saw them, I told them about my dream and...ta da!!! Amy held out her hand for me to see a gorgeous rock! Premonition dreams...I get them quite often, actually! Anyway, the only thing is I got the date wrong. They got engaged on Christmas Eve, but waited to tell everyone. Congrats to Edwin and Amy! We're so happy for the love birds. We'll be seeing the family again for the wedding in Montreal on August 18th, 2007 (my brother's 30th b-day!).

While the ladies were at the baby shower, the men were hanging out. Hubby, my student, my uncle and my cousin went the the Montreal International Car Show and out for a bite to eat. Can you spell s-p-o-i-l-e-d? Hubby really enjoyed his weekend with the guys.

I'll post shower pics sometime this week. What a blast. Amy did the decorations, my aunts prepared the food, and I organized the shower games and prizes. Too fun! We played:

1. Don't say 'baby'! -the one where each person is given a clothes pin and if someone says 'baby', they get their pin taken from them. The person with the most pins at the end wins) The mommy-to-be won with 8 pins.

2. Feed the baby -in pairs, one person is the mommy and the other is the baby. Each team is given a spoon and a bottle of baby food. Mommy has to feed baby, and the first team to finish the jar of baby food wins a prize. My mom and the girlfriend of one of my cousins won. It was the grossest thing ever though. Baby food kind of makes me feel ill...it's so stinky! The look on all these grown women's faces was hillarious! It looks like the faces of babies when they're being fed that stuff! I was kind of mean and chose 'beef and vegetable' and 'chicken and rice' for the ladies to feast on. I'm cruel...I know. Only one team was lucky and had apple and strawberry.

3. Pass the baby- it's kind of like the childhood classic, 'hot potato', where all the players are in a circle and have to pass around a baby (doll). When the music stops, whoever has the baby is out. Each time a member is out, they have to give some words of advice to the new mom). It was a fun game and these ladies are very cut-throat at this game! Note to self: Do not let mom or Aunt Florie babysit your babies! They'll end up with concussions! (yeah, mom and Aunt Flo were cheaters and kept throwing or dropping the baby when the music stopped).

4. Pin the soother on the baby- each lady had a chance to pin (blindfolded) the soother/pacifier in the baby's mouth. It's kind of like pin the tail on the donkey, but I cropped a picture of my brother's face and enlarged it and printed it. I then pasted it onto the body of a baby in diapers, which I drew (like a caricriture). It was so funny.

I always love getting together with these ladies. They're so much fun and such a hoot! Oh, and also very, very LOUD!! LOL!

Photos to be supplied soon :) Gotta catch some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's. As much as I love going on mini trips and seeing friends and family, I also love being back home :)

5 comments:

Denial Renae said...

Those games sound fun! Sould like you had a good time!

t said...

Oh goody! You're back! I noticed you hadn't been blogging for a few days. Welcome back! Those shower games are hillarious! I can't wait to see photos!

Chrissy121875 said...

Thanks, girls :) Yes, it was heaps of fun. I can't wait to meet my little nephew or niece! 6 weeks to go!

japanmanpete said...

is montreal close to your island?

ahappilymarriedmommy said...

I heard you might be coming to Toronto sometime in Feb. Is that true? Something about picking up a love seat, sofa and ottoman in Richmond Hill????? If so PLEASE pop by! I haven't seen you since summer!

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