My baby shower was held on Saturday, and it was such a lovely event (for me, anyway – hopefully everybody else enjoyed it too!) Kirsty organised everything, despite being hugely busy herself with her toddler twins (and their second birthday the following day), and being a bit under the weather on account of a fantastic third baby surprise that she’s currently got on board. The guests brought delicious food, Mum and Tristan arranged the living room, and all I had to do was to sit around and occasionally direct operations. Sweet!
I was so grateful that people were willing to travel for the event. My mother flew up on Friday; my two sisters drove up on Saturday and back on Sunday (six hours each way), and my friends Anna and Kate each planned a weekend in Auckland around the baby shower, travelling up from Wellington and Taupo respectively. So kind!
Check out these awesome cupcakes made by Anthea:
They were so yummy! And we had a few left over, so I’ve been scoffing them ever since.
We played some fun games, and Kirsty got everybody to write down their wishes for our babies – this generated some very touching wishes, and some hilarious ones as well (Kate wishes that my daughter will get decent boobs, which is something with which I wholeheartedly agree!) And of course we were given incredibly useful, beautiful and generous presents. Kate knitted each baby a blanket, which was gorgeous to receive:
And I was lucky enough to unwrap all sorts of cute clothes and toys for the babies:
This picture cracks me up – we are a very lucky and very happy couple!
(And Jackie – the gift registry is getting set up, I promise!)