There was a shower thrown in honor of Baby Schnell's pending arrival on Saturday. What a lucky baby this is going to be!
It was so nice of my Mom, sister and mother in law to throw such a nice party. I am sure it took a lot of work and planning to make it come off like it did. The food was delicious, and very creative for shower food. The cake was just as I like it with buttercream frosting and no crazy fruit gel in it. The invitation was adorable, and the centerpieces really fit the tone of the location. Very creative. The favors that were made by my beautiful and talented nieces were a big hit. I'm sure my sister in law Julie played a large part in making sure they were so beautiful and arrived safely, although she is too modest to admit it! The games planned by my friends were truly over the top! I loved seeing the look on grown women's faces when they realized they had to drink out of a baby bottle! Talk about stepping out of your comfort zone! All of the materials for the games were so professionally done, and the great prizes kept everyone motivated to win! Who knew I would have such competitive guests! (Especially Julie, who is clearly a shower regular!)
We truly appreciate that everyone took the time to schlepp into the city on a sunny day when they probably had things they would rather be doing and celebrate our baby. We know that it is not the most fun place to come if you don't live here, and might be a little scary to drive to or take the train to if you don't do it on a regular basis. So, thank you everyone for being so brave and making the trek! I really enjoyed seeing each of you!
We are so fortunate to have such generous friends and family. We received so many beautiful gifts, we were just astounded. They stretch from one end of our dining room to the other! It is just a sea of baby paraphenalia! Everyone must have realized how unprepared we were, because we received toys, books, clothing, diapers, furniture, medical supplies, our entire crib set, a stroller, car seat, diaper bag, our baby hammock, bouncy seat, boppy, high chair, sling, video nursery monitor, handmade blankets, sweaters and other sentimental gifts such as beautiful figurines, frames and the baby cup/spoon set. We also received gift cards and money to buy those last minute essentials that we might have forgotten! Neither of us could believe how many gifts we got, how thoughtful they were and were truly touched by them all.
So, thanks so much to everyone involved. We really appreciate it, and look forward to you all being part of the baby's life.