On November 22nd, my friend Becca hosted a wonderful baby shower for me. In addition to local friends Lisa, Anne and Robin, special guests included my mom, Toby and Matt's aunt Vicki. Aunt Vicki's appearance on the West Coast was a well kept, well orchestrated surprise. A weekend of parties, Matt and I threw a party for Becca and her fiance Kevin at our home Friday night, so another buzz of the doorbell did not raise suspicion. Only when Matt answered the front door did he see Vicki and stare for a moment registering who she was!
Becca kept everyone busy at the shower with a create-your-own onesie station, guess the baby's stats (TBD of course) and number of diapers in the diaper cake (79) competitions.
Getting inspiration from an animal book.
Becca also outdid herself with this amazing 6-tiered, chocolate and vanilla cake. Each slice barely fit on a plate! The talented Ms. Fox is contemplating baking her own wedding cake. If it comes out as well as this one, it may be the best option out there.