Party time

One of my closest friends, Kate, insisted on throwing a “baby shower” while we were home.

I agreed that we could call it that as long as

  • No silly baby shower games
  • No presents (2nd kid, 2nd girl–really unnecessary)
  • There had to be cake

The result was an awesome party where we got to see our friends and eat delicious cake.  That over 1/2 of the women present were pregnant made it that much more awesome 🙂

It was incredibly sweet for Kate and Craig to open their home to us and the party as they’d just moved in about a week prior!   I wish any of my homes had been so organized and well put together only one week in!


L-R in order of due date–Dawn (and her adorable F), Ange, Me (and Ellie)

Ellie “helps” feed Daddy some watermelon

CAKE!!!  We requested the Strawberry Grand Marnier from Konditor Meister, which not so co-incidentally was our wedding cake flavor and bakery (and cake provider of choice in Boston).

The flavor of cake is described as “Strawberry Grand Marnier – gold cake with white chocolate Mousse and fresh strawberries, G.M.”  For those who are curious, the Grand Marnier is boiled with sugar and then brushed on the cake.  But the boiling process burns off all the alcohol, making it child and mama-to-be safe. 🙂

Smiley Ellie

E and F playing!

Auntie Kate with E and F

L-R—Curt (we met when we worked at a hotel together over 10 years ago), Jim (our first non-family visitor!), Love (my college roommate), Dylan (Ange’s husband and a sweetie) and Ravi.  Sadly not pictured are Craig (Kate’s partner, and co-host!) and Tim (Dawn’s husband and fellow toddler wrangler).

Ange, who is one of my oldest friends, and I went belly to belly for a fun picture at her husband’s request!  Next time we see them, we’ll both have snuggly little babies (which of course will require MORE photos, naturally!).

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4 Responses to Party time

  1. What a cozy baby shower this was! Looked like everyone was chillaxing and having a good time amongst great company. And that cake….. *droolz* :9~

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    • Crystal says:

      Konditor Meister makes the best cake I’ve ever tasted….including my own from scratch.

      It was a great party 🙂

  2. bookjunkie says:

    Am I dreaming or has E grown taller? She looks beautiful in her strawberry top… her longer hair too 🙂

    The belly 2 belly picture is cute! Looks like an awesome time back home 🙂

    • Crystal says:

      She has…and that picture kind of hit me over the head with how much, especially when I compare it to pictures from last November when she turned 2. Yikes!

      We had fun doing the belly 2 belly pic. I think it will be even more fun to do newborn baby photos.

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