Monday, June 9, 2008

Tyler's Baby Shower

So we had Tyler's baby shower Saturday night - and what a fun event it turned out to be. We did a monkey theme. And when I thought of monkeys I thought of Barb's wonderful sock monkeys. So I went to the store and bought some socks and made two sock monkey's. One is for Tyler and one is for Ava Claire's nursery. They turned out to be a lot of fun to make. But I only made two - not 16 of them at a time like Barb does!

We served banana splits, banana bread, and tropical fruit drinks served in coconuts. Michelle absolutely ahbors shower games - so we didn't play any. We focused on food and fellowship. And gifts. Boy did we have gifts.

I finally finished the quilts I have been working on for so long. I made one for Michelle and one for Tyler. And when my girl opened them, well, she cried. And I cried too. And I think the crying meant it was a good thing. Here is the quilt I made for Michelle:

And here is Tyler's quilt:

These quilts are filled with character (a crafter's term for imperfections) but they were a labor of love and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Here are a couple of pictures of Michelle when she opened them:

Tyler got so many nice gifts. And he got so many clothes - I wonder if he will ever get to wear them all.

For our party favors I made banana muffins and gave them out to each person as they left. We have so many sweet friends and family members who came and celebrated with us. It is truly one of God's greatest gifts to have people who love and support you - during the hard times and during the happy times. By the way, my house smelled wonderful all weekend with all the banana bread and banana muffins I made!
For the banana splits I made homemade chocolate, butter rum, and strawberry sauce. It turned out wonderful. The strawberry sauce was especially easy. I'll share more about that in another post someday.

It is absolutely wonderful having a grandson. I am learning that there is not much I wouldn't do for a certain little boy named Tyler. As far as I'm concerned he hung the moon. I hold his little body and I just melt into a puddle. How will I ever be able to say no to a little guy who looks like this?


Donnetta (momrn2) said...

It looks like it was a lovely day and by the sounds of it I am certain it was!! I am so glad!!!

I just can't get over the amount of hair he has! What a cutie!!

Anonymous said...

what a handsome little man you have there and the shower looks like fun was had by all GB

Judy said...

So fun! Tell that little guy not to grow too fast because Auntie Judy is having a hard time getting to the post office to mail his gift! It's beautifully wrapped and addressed...just still sitting in my car! Ggrrr.

Nisha said...

What a beautiful baby shower! I love all of the homemade touches you added to it. It makes baby showers so much better. The monkey theme is adorable and the quilts turned out beautiful!

Linda said...

1st of all, he is SO cute. Secondly, I couldn't reply earlier because our electricity was out (storms in Indiana). I double checked with my husband about what time I arrive in Charlotte, and he said it's like 7:30, so that probably would not work out, unforunately. But the name of the limo service is Lotus Limos, and the fee is $55, tip included. let me know you got this, Robin.

Becky said...

What a wonderful shower! I love all the tropical stuff. And of course my favorite, the homemade chocolate sauce!

Those quilts are amazing. Really beautiful. Well done grammie!!

Dawn said...

What a fabulous shower! Yes, he'll have to wear several outfits a day before he grows out of them!

gail@more than a song said...

Oh look at the fun I've missed while I was gone! Your yard and lanterns and all the shower stuff looks just lovely...the quilts, SO amazing! You are so talented! And that Tyler, isn't he adorable and has so much hair...can't you just eat them up.

I see you're being busy with your conference coming up soon, life is full and good.

Diane @ A Watered Garden said...

Robin, I stopped by to try and catch up with you and to see how you are doing as a new Grandma!! I haven't been blogging for some time now... but I've thought of you as you and I have become grandmas together. We are having so much fun with our new grandson as well... and yes... we have definately fallen in love!!!! What a blessing to live close by and get to spoil him on a weekly basis!! Enjoy!!

kittyhox said...

Oh my gosh, I am trying not to covet Tyler's quilt! Let me know if you ever start selling quilts!

Tiffany said...

Oh hes growing so fast!!! What a fun theme for a baby shower. The quilts are absolutely beautiful, you did a great job!!