My cousin actually had the idea to bring the shower to them, because it will still be months before they can leave the house with the baby. And with the family shower, ward shower, and friend shower all being postponed, and a few months of bed rest, coupled with a very early baby, they didn't have much to welcome baby home.
So, three moms/aunts, six siblings/cousins, and five kids/babies, all met in St. George to 'shower' Taylor and
Samira. We rented 2 condos at my parents' time share, and it was so much fun. I mostly just got pictures of the party, because it was essentially a shower sandwiched between two days of driving. But well worth it!
I left Addie home, and Garrett and I hit the road at 6AM friday morning. Easiest drive ever. He watched a movie, then slept for a couple of hours, then pointed out all the biggest trucks. We made our first and only stop in Mesquite, just 30 minutes away from St. George.
Friday night I bought dinner for Taylor and Samira and went alone to hang out with my nephew. Garrett couldn't go with me because kids can't be near him until after flu season. I even had to shower and put on clean clothes before going in the house, because I'd been with Garrett just before. He's such a sweet little boy and he's been through so much all ready in such a short time.
(insert nonexistent picture of me holding and and looking lovingly into my nephews eyes.)
That night I hung out with my cousins laughing, talking and staying up way too late. Garrett told me it was nigh, night time, and when that happens, you know it's late.
Saturday was the shower day. Samira's mom stayed with the baby so Taylor could come too. I had a lot of mustache stuff from Paul's birthday party, so I pulled the red stuff out, added lime and turquoise, and a couple 'little man' things and it turned out cute!
Party favors. Candy in coordinating colors and a mustache bottle cap magnet.
Garrett loved helping with the presents.
That night we stayed up again, too late, laughing and talking. I love that I have so many cousins and that I have so much fun talking to any and all of them, even if a lot of time goes by between visits. Garrett loved my cousins baby.
St. George fog, the morning we left.
Here's the Candy Bar game:
1. Good News! (I found a candy bar at a little candy store in Orange that actually sold a candy bar called 'Good News!'. I'd never seen that before.)
2. Big Hunk
5. Now and Later
6. Rocky Road
8. Air Heads
9. Life savers
11. Chicklets ( I found a pack of chickelts called 'Tiny Size')
12. Pay Day
13. Red Vines
14. Mike and Ike
17. Mike Duds
21. Jelly Bellys
22. Fast break
There were a lot of versions on pinterest but this was the list I compiled and it was a lot of fun. And everyone won. I purchased all 22 candy bars and candy so everyone got to take some.