Monday, July 09, 2012

Pregnancy record: Baby Shower

My baby shower was awesome! My good friend and classmate, Lydia, started making everything (decoration, food, favors) at 5pm Friday night til 4 Saturday morning! When I got to her house at 1pm on Saturday, she was still peeling kiwis and cutting fruits. I was so so so grateful for all of the effort she put into making me feel special and loved. It totally made my day. She made me a baby stroller out of various fruits. It took my breath away cause it was the cutest thing ever. She also had a chocolate fondue for me because I told her I craved fruits and chocolate. The theme of my baby shower was hot air balloon, so she made some cute hot air balloons with some helium balloons and little baskets of candies. I was worried that no one was gonna show up because it was the weekend after July 4th and many people were out of town. But many of my good friends showed up and we had a great time. 

I wanted to make some cake pops for the baby shower but they didn't turn out as good as I had hoped. I think I might have made them too big, so they started falling down the lollipop sticks when I lifted them up straight. I was gonna dip the cake pops in melted white chocolate chips but it failed big time. First, I did not think that melting chocolate chips could be so hard. Seriously, I was at my wits end and started crying when I burnt the chocolate chips on the stove (after I had tried melting them in the steamer and the oven). Mr.L used the rest of the leftover chocolate chips and went to our neighbor's house downstairs to use their microwave (yeap, we don't have a microwave. Don't ask me why, I don't know why we never got one. I guess we just never really needed one until that day). He too, burned the chocolate chips and left our neighbor's house in smoke (well, he actually went back and helped clean up). The moral of the story, chocolate chips are IMPOSSIBLE to melt! Luckily, Lydia had some melt-able white chocolate chunks at her house and I was able to decorate my cake pops in the end. And guess what? I forgot to take pictures of my cake pops! All the work and no pictures!!!!

Apart from eating all the good food, having a great time, and admiring the fruit baby stroller Lydia made, we made a quilt for the baby. It was strangely addicting! We were just there tying three pieces of cloths together and it felt fun. Weird, huh? I had no prior experience in making quilts before so it was a new experience for me. I got a lot of other presents too! Happy day!

This is the cutest thing I've seen!

My cake pops before the sprinkles. 

My friend from Hong Kong and her daughter putting thumb prints on the "hot air balloon" art I made.

Me and Lydia and the food we made

My friend from Malaysia and me making the quilt

Spot the cake pops after the sprinkles? A little better. haha... Oh, the white cake stand behind the cake pops was made by yours truly. Glue a plate from D.I to a candle holder from D.I.

All of my lovely friends.

The hot air balloon favor I brought home.

I am so blessed, my mother-in-law is hosting another baby shower for me in Toquerville in two weeks! I can't wait to go to that one and see some friends I haven't seen in a long time. If you haven't gotten the invites , I am pretty sure they are on their way. So I'll see some of you there in two weeks. BTW, this is our baby registry. If you feel like it, you could go check it out and get a little something for Liam :) or me (hehe...).

Baby bump picture for this week


Lia said...

I got the invite! But I don't think I'll be able to make it. =( No one in my family is even going to be in St.George that weekend.

Don't worry though, I'm making a great gift. =) And buying one in case the homemade gift doesn't work out. Haha.

Chantelle said...

Good thing you only chose Jackson for the middle name because that's what we're going to name our first baby! ;) looks like so much fun - I wish I could be at the shower in a couple weeks!

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