Friday, 26 January 2007

Baby Shower and stuff

Aaaah, it's the weekend at last! Even though i had monday off, it feels like it's been a long week. It's probably going to be a busy weekend as well. Tonight we're going to my mum and dads for some takeaway Indian food hmm. My little doggy nephew Barney is coming too with my sis and her hubby and i can't wait to see him again!! He's just so cute!
Tomorrow afternoon i am having a baby shower for my friend Lori. She's originally from Arkansas and i felt bad that she'd be missing out on this American tradition so i offered to arrange one for her. She's become one of my good friends in the last year (it's her im giving "nice weather for ducks" to). We don't have baby showers here in the UK. A lot of people think it's bad luck to buy presents for the baby before the baby actually arrives. Isn't that strange? I think it is! I dont think younger people believe any of that now but older generations do! When i told my mum i was having a shower for Lori she was trying to make me wait til after the birth. Just in case!
Anyway, i had to do a lot of research into what happens at these showers. My sister-in-law had a bridal shower for me in Canada so i had a rough idea. A friend in Canada suggested a few things, i got some ideas of the internet and Mercy sent me an email with lots of game suggestions (thanks again Mercy). So i'm just about organised. Im having it at my mums house (she has a LOT more room than we have) and she's helping me with the food. Ive been shopping, i have about 8 games chosen, ive bought prizes and decorations for the room. Now i just have to hope that people actually get into the "baby shower spirit" and that the stupid British reserve doesn't kick in! Its only for 3hours, how bad can it be? I'm nervous though!
On Sunday we're normally busy with church and sunday club so the weekend is going to be over before i know it but hey, i'm not at work and that's the most important thing!!

6 comments:

juls said...

I think baby showers are so much fun!!! Good for you! You are a good friend!

Jamie said...

It's so sweet of you to do a baby shower for your American friend - research and everything! Once everyone gets into it they are great fun.

Lizzy said...

Hi Cheryl, How Sweet of you to have a Baby Shower for Lori! :-) I hope it went well and everyone had loads of fun! :-) I'm sure she will love "Nice Weather For Ducks"...

Barney is soooo adorable and I enjoyed having a nosey around your blog...

Happy Stitching...
~ Lizzy ~

monique said...

That is kind of weird about the baby shower thing.. I guess I assumed they were a universal practice! Hope it was fun :)

Heidi said...

Good luck with the baby shower, I hope you will let us all know how it goes. :o) baby showers are always fun.

mercy said...

Let us know how the baby shower went! I found out before the baby shower that they don't have them in Ecuador either (that's where our mom's are from) so it's weird that we now have them. I think I (my mom) was the first one to have a baby shower and it was my other aunt (I have 6 aunts) that threw it for her.

Anyhoo - let us know how it goes! Barney is cute BTW. I've been trying to convince Kelly into getting another dog. I want a French Bull Dog but think if I suggest another Bull Terrier he may go for it, he fears another dog will take away the attention and love to the dogs we already have esp. Kyle. He's a rescue dog and he had such a hard time connecting with him, I think it's because he wasn't a puppy puppy when we got him - Kyle is absolutely nuts about him though - I think it's true what they say about rescue dogs they do pay you back with lots of love. He's such a funny guy too.

Ok I'm gone I feel as if I have created a mini blog on your comments page lol.
Hope you had fun!!!