|A baby shower guest demonstrates the appropriate way to hold babies|
Some of you may know I recently opened an online craft shop, Menace Creations, and have been using up a lot of my copious spare time crafting things to sell. However, for the past week I've been busily crafting for an entirely different reason - Brendan and Hope's baby shower.
That's right, my two crazy friends are currently working on a proto-human, and I'm going to be the favourite auntie. I have decided this, in spite of Brendan's two sisters, who I might have to beat up for the title (sorry, Dana and Jenna). So for the past week, I've been working on putting together a baby basket worthy of the best baby ever with the coolest favourite auntie ever. It was my first baby shower and I went way overboard.
I made freezer paper stenciled nerdy baby tshirts and AC/DC pants:
|Jordan contributed a tshirt printed with "Hello, World". Also missing from this picture is the "Level 1 Human" tshirt.|
I bought toddler-sized LARP gear:
|Ceci n'est pas un toddler|
I put together a complete baby bath kit to encourage baby to love the water (bath caddy, rubber ducky, shampoo and body wash, washcloths, loofah, hooded towel and faucet cover). I gave baby a copy of "The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher" (also known as the BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME).
And then I spent several hours sewing, stuffing and embroidering a plushie for baby:
|Monster <3s baby|
|Mommy holding baby's monster|
|Auntie Jenna holding baby's monster|
|Daddy's Snugli appropriately says "Handmade" on the front|
|Monster loves being played with|
|This might be my favourite picture - daddy trying to feel baby kick|