Diana’s Baby Shower!

The day has finally come and gone! It’s like we were waiting for this for so long and our first baby shower has flashed by. We had to split it up into three different parties because we didn’t have enough room in one house for friends and all our families and we didn’t want to rent a hall either. It’s nice to get together in smaller groups so we can spend time talking to everyone.

My sister, Julee has been spending a TON of time working and planning these baby showers over the last few months. She went to Europe for three weeks and got back 3 days before this first party and immediately got to work. Thank you a million times for putting this together for us – it couldn’t have gone any better!

Anyway – I took as many pics I could throughout the day… Thought I’d post it up and share with everyone. Almost 7 weeks to go! Time sure flies!

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Some pics of the decorations Julee put together…

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Julee and Thy painstakingly cut every shirt out and taped them to  string so perfectly. I definitely wouldn’t have had the patience to do this…

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They even cut out napkins and tied cutlery into each one perfectly.

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To the side was a treat and gift table with tons of cool stuff.

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Some mini cupcakes from Pretty Sweet Co – she made the same cupcakes for us during the gender reveal. Three flavours this time – red velvet, coconut and marble. Delicious and highly recommended if you ever need some sweets!

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Everyone had the option of choosing a take-away. Either a box of candies or some cool seedlings of several different types of purple flowers Julee put together.

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The boxes

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And all the flower seedlings

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Rice Krispy Donuts!

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Diana baked her infamous chocolate chip cookies and chocolatey brownies.

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Awesome banners put together by Julee.

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At the front of the house, some extra things set up…

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Everyone could choose to sign their name on a wooden heart to drop within a 3D box or write some advice on a piece of paper to hang on a ring.

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One of the games of the day was to have 3 pins once you came in. Every time someone caught another saying the word “baby”, they took their pin. The winner was the one who collected the most pins at the end of the party.

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Kris putting some decorations up

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Julee putting the finishing touches on

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Setting up the infamous poop smelling game… With chocolate of course 🙂

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Berry Punch and Peach juice.

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Smushing the chocolate in there good…

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LOL nasty…

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The gang chillin

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The gifts and treats!

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We headed outside to start some games. Luckily for us, the weather held out for us and we actually got some blue skies and a little bit of sunshine. It was perfect to play on the new lawn too!

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Diana playing with Emily. She’s still wondering who this lady is… LOL

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Everyone getting into position for the first game…

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Emily and Diana watching from up top

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3 teams go head to head…

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The point of the game was to put a balloon in your shirt as if you were pregnant, place a quarter in-between your knees, walk across the yard and drop the quarter into the container as quick as you can. Run back and let the next person go!

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Starting off slow…

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Aldo got right into it, hopped the whole way there and popped his belly at the same time

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Soon, everyone caught on and used the hopping method. Team 2 lost some time because their quarter dropped somewhere…

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Back at it… Punit taking it easy

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The rest of the team looking on anxiously…

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Unfortunately team 3 was the last to go… Gopesh taking the walk of shame for the team… He also unfortunately missed the container too LOL

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Next game! Each team has 1  minute to create the best diaper they could with toilet paper.

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Everyone rushing to make diapers.

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Not sure what was going on with JC but we’ll see…

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Aldo getting something…

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It looked like they were trying to create some sort of shorts for JC rather than a diaper…

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Aldo still somewhere in between a diaper and a dress.

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Chloe getting a pretty good looking diaper of the three teams…

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Next person was up and Gopesh seemed to want a Sumo-type crotch band-aid…

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Aldo having some sort of bungee harness-looking diaper LOL

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They finally moved onto the next person…

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Here is the comparison of the teams…

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Aldo was pretty damn proud showing off his diaper

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Gopesh and Chloe ended up redeeming themselves with near perfect diapers – possibly even functional!

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The behind also showed attention to detail… Although Chloe may have some leakage LOL

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Cleaning up…

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Meanwhile, Emily chillin in her outdoor highchair minding her own business.

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Next game – diaper smelling! Punit somehow trying to guess the smell on the outside of the diaper. Nat is trying hard not to call him out on it…

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Oh, Punit seemed to realize he needed to open the diaper LOL

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Emily doesn’t care – she’s just relaxing

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While the gang was smelling poopy diapers, Diana and Julee were up top measuring out the guesses everyone had of the circumference of Diana’s belly. I hung all the losers out for shaming…

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The winner ended up being Chelsea! It was actually PERFECT to the millimeter. Crazy.

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Checking the answers…

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Still analyzing the poop

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Gift opening! I won’t caption it all… but I will say that it’s weird to see myself on the other side of the lens lol. Thanks to JT for taking pictures while we opened gifts!

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Chelsea knitted this awesome blanket for us over the last two months in Diana’s favourite colour. It took her almost 50 hours to complete this for us – amazing.

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JC’s awesome tri-story wrapping. It was almost too nice to open!

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And a final pic of the haul… We spent the next few hours after everyone left just unpacking things and putting it all away. All awesome additions for baby! Thank you again to everyone for coming and spending the afternoon with us and spoiling baby! She will love all the gifts! Love you all!

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