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?