Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cara's Big Fat Baby Shower!

Hello all, no this isn't Cara it's me, Mary, Cara Dee's favorite sister hijacking her blog. I know you're disappointed that you can't read another one of Cara's quirky blog posts, but hey, she's big and prego and lazy so I'll try to fill her cute little shoes today! As many of you know our lovely step-sister, Kris, and I threw Cara a baby shower on Saturday. But don't think I forgot about the others of you that helped out at the shower and with the food: thank you Mom for the delicious fruit, thanks to Melissa for bringing the vegetable tray, thank you Kris for the amazing baked Brie Cara was in heaven, thanks Ally for being Vanna White and displaying and helping out with the gifts, and thank you Jamison for keeping the children upstairs and entertained you guys are great!

It was so sweet of you all to come and support Cara and to spoil her with such cute gifts for her upcoming girl child. I'm posting pictures from the shower, but please don't be offended if I missed some of you and your darling gifts as I wasn't the most diligent. Cara is so very grateful to you all for your generosity, creativity, talents, and hard work. Okay, okay I'm getting sappy now and I know Cara will not appreciate it. So sit back and enjoy all the pictures especially the ones of Cara's big 'ol belly doesn't she look ridiculously cute?!!

Ang and Kathy

Ally and Kris

Cara digging into the fabulous Brie

Kris and Abby

The gorgeous blessing dress Cara's mother-in-law Kerri made

Do you see the baby in a basket?

Crocheted booties made by Mom

Thanks Ally ; )

This present was left on her doorstep that week accompanied by a poem:

"Hello Cara Dee, how have you been?
Surprised to hear from us again?

It's been awhile since we last talked
It appears you are expecting, I must say I'm shocked!

Your loving husband must have given up on his baths
Did he do this on his own, or because of your wrath?

We saw Horton at the store, so cute and so pink
Perfect for wrapping your little one, and her diapers which will stink

We wish you the best with your bundle of joy
And since this is pink, we're glad she's not a boy!"

(If you don't know the history of Horton read about it HERE & HERE)

Afghans Aunt Karen made

Nixon, Lily & Abby

Pearl with Pearl kissing Chowder!

Our cousin Staci and her beautiful daughters Mikayla and Brooklyn

Pearl with Ellie and Ella

Cara is thinking "Why is Emalia touching my belly?!" ha

Our Step-Mother Henny

Brooks helping open her gift to the baby

Newlywed Bri

Laurie and Katie

Adriene, Mom, Mary, Kris, Cara

"Look at me!"

Cara's haul...."thank you thank you!"


*jimaie.marie* said...

darnit, you are the cutest preggo EVER!! look at you!! that belly is just ridiculously adorable. and alllllll that loot!! YAY for baby showers! i'm ever so jealous you're getting your girl, i can't wait to "meet" her! I miss you in the blogosphere CARADEEEEEE!!!! <3

Ang said...

It was fun! You really do have the cutest prego belly ever.

Wrights said...

Being at your shower and looking at the pics made me feel the slightest bit baby hungry which is a feeling I have not felt in about 19 months and 17 days...:)

You look great. Can't wait to have another girl cousin around!

Lightening said...

Looks like you all had a great time! I've never seen such a haul from a baby shower - although they're not quite so big here in Australia.

Summer said...

Yes...you are one hot mama! I hope I look that good when I'm pregnant. Looks like you scored big time at your shower too. Iove all your gifts!

Omgirl said...

I'm kinda glad I wasn't in any of those pictures. I was having seriously bad hair issues that day. But YOU, my dear, looked amazing. Can't wait to meet Brandara Jr.!

Autumn said...

You are SO CUTE Cara! Are you so excited? It's coming down to the wire, you get to see your cute little girl soon! I'm so excited for you. Congrats again!