Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The virtual baby shower

Yes, I have been very, very busy!  I have tried to blog every day but something came along that was more important!  Thanks for checking in....things might be slower around here for just a little while!  

Some of our sweet church ladies and a good friend (not that the church ladies aren't my good friends), planned a baby shower for our daughter in law.  Three or four days before the shower, Claudia went in for a check up and went straight to the hospital with high blood pressure and was tested for pre eclampsia.  Thankfully, she doesn't have it, but she's now on modified bed rest so the shower had to be canceled. Tommy and Claudia would have been driving here from Ocala and she sure couldn't make that trip.

As you can see, Charley's arrival is not far away!
Claudia's cat...Little Cat...doesn't look too impressed!  If you look closely you can see their dog, Roscoe peering at her belly and he's probably thinking....where did my lap go???  I'm a lap dog!!

Lots of people brought their gifts to me and we decided to do a virtual shower....of other words, I took pictures of the gifts, then opened the gifts and sent pictures to Tommy and Claudia with names and addresses.  

The only bad thing?  NO CAKE!  Well, there is the diaper cake, but I'm not thinking it would taste so good!  I'm still not quite over that!  :)

So here are the gifts! 

Is this the sweetest diaper cake you've ever seen or what?  Made by a very talented friend, it truly looks like you could eat a slice. 

The gift table

The Gifts

I am so thankful to be part of a loving church family and to have wonderful Christian friends.

Thanks to you all and I love every one of you!

Now we just wait until that sweet boy is born so we can hold him and love him!!!


Loui♥ said...

would LOVE details on the diaper cake! I know others would too!
keeping eveyone in prayers..
and I'll be calling you NEXT week from FLORIDA!
hugs,,smiles too

Just Breathe said...

That was so sweet of the church ladies. So sad she couldn't make it but glad that she is doing okay.
Must have been fun opening the gifts. Can't wait to meet him.

Dawn said...

I think the virtual shower was a great idea - and the cake is so cute. She looks like she's ready to pop! Hope all goes well for all of them.

Donnetta said...

My church did something similar for my SIL for her wedding shower. She lived 5 hours away but the ladies wanted to do a shower.

So, we all brought gifts to my MIL's house. Everyone was able to see the gifts. We then wrapped them there together and loaded my MIL's car.

She then drove the 5 hours to deliver the shower gifts. It was a really fun time and sweet memory of the ladies in our church.

I'll bet your DIL was beyond blessed to be given such an outpouring of love and support.

Stella said...

Sorry you missed all the fun of being together but glad the medical news was good. The diaper cake is so cute.

Kat said...

Awwww..she looks adorable! I loved being pregnant...such a happy time.


Gigi said...

What a fab idea!!

Claudia is one beautiful expectant mama!! Gotta love that g*l*o*w!! And that tummy...sigh...!

Mimi said...

Those are Great friends!!!How nice to bless Mommy and baby!!!
Diapers are so appreciated!!!!
Great thing to do!!!
loved that cake!!!

Needled Mom said...

What a wonderful shower. I am glad that she did not have the pre eclampsia. That is no fun!!

That cake is adorable.