First some back story. There is a girl that I have watched grow up for a while now. I became good friends with her Mom when we worked together several years ago. I went to see her at dance recitals, missed her graduating high school because of being sick, and got to see her get married. I even got to make her wedding cake, which had a fountain, and a smaller cake for the groom’s first daughter who was about knee high to a grasshopper back then.
Well, they are about to welcome a second daughter into the world any day now! That means a baby shower needs to happen! It was planned to happen at the Rattlesnake house, but then Mother Nature intervened and the rain made it impossible to have it out there because of the mud. So I did what any Hermit would do and asked Lee and Sue Ann if I could move the shower to The Hermit Haus. They said yes, of course.
I really have to take a minute to thank Sue Ann and Kim for helping me out so much and with almost no warning! Kim helped me craft, helped make prizes, and let me borrow her kitchen to make the cake so that I wouldn’t have to fight dogs and cats. Sue Ann stepped in and helped me decorate, did a few trips of shopping for me, helped rearrange the tables and chairs, and stood in as hostess on Saturday when I had a doggie emergency to take care of. They both gave me great ideas for decorations too! Thank you ladies! I owe you both big time!
When our powers combined, we became Captain(s) Baby Shower! Everything turned out really cute, and very lovely. Most importantly, the new Mommy to be said she loved everything. That’s what counts. We can’t wait to meet Payton RayAnn any day now!
Of course, as with all new babies that are born around me, I have come down with a cold. If she makes her grand entrance this week, I will not be meeting her until I have been totally well for a few days. Every single one of my friends that I knew while pregnant, have had their children right in the middle of me having a cold. It’s really not fair. Except my friend Melissa and her twins. I did get to go meet them at the hospital.
Our first party at The Hermit Haus is in the books! The downstairs was not really ready for it, but babies have that way about them of reminding us that for some things in life, we are never really ready. Until it happens.
Hi, it’s Sue Ann, adding on to Mandi’s post. I was really surprised at how nice we got the basement to look with just a few little touches. This gives me confidence that it will make a great place for future baby showers and other events! We liked our woodland centerpieces so much that we’re keeping them for a while. They fit in with the winter season, anyway.
And by the way, the cake Mandi made was not only adorable in its woodland way, but it was delicious. I’m glad there was a whole ring of leftover cake and some icing I could put on it to have for lunch on Saturday. That woman can really cook! (And if you pay her enough, she’ll make YOU a custom cake just this lovely. Have we mentioned that?)
I just had to add a couple of my photos to Mandi’s post, so I hope she doesn’t mind me butting in! I was glad to help her with the party preparations, too. We sure made that new doorbell setup go off a lot.