Saturday night was the awesome baby shower for Samuel. It was so fun for me to get out of the house and be surrounded by my friends and even some family.
Below is the beautiful cake that my sister, Ruth, made for the shower. You know I love me some purple and green!
The house the shower was in was perfect since the chaise stuck out into the middle of the room. I lay there, in the middle of things, loving every minute of it. In the midst of it all, this room was packed wall to wall. I don't really know how many people came, but I would guess between 20 and 30. Some of those people I haven't seen in 3 months. It was so great to see everybody.
We played a game at the very beginning where the host puts a sticker on everybody's back with the name of a famous person on it. Then you have to ask the other guests yes/no questions to figure out "who you are". I was Cleopatra, and I have to admit, I felt a bit like the reigning Queen laying in the middle of my loyal subjects. All that was missing was the palm fronds to wave before me.
My Aunt even came all the way from Alexandria. And, of course, Ruth.
And here is the friend who made it all happen - Stephanie. She is such a sweet friend. I feel so blessed to be so loved by such great people.
Of course, Samuel was very loved at this party, too. I think my friends feel a little more invested in this baby than usual since they've been routing for him and praying for him and helping me take care of him for so long now. Samuel got some lovely gifts. I'm thankful that he'll have a few new things of his very own that aren't hand-me-downs.