On Sunday, November 6, under the guise of putting the good karma back into Cara and Tyler’s house after a break-in, we headed over to C and T’s for an afternoon of card-playing - both euchre and that silly game the guys like to play, Magic the Gathering.
In addition to our lovely hosts, also present were: Petra, (my friend and co-worker who had flown in from Toronto for the weekend) her adorable daughter, Kendra, Eddie and Manon, Mike and Angela and Shawn.
Round about 5:30pm people started to take their leave and shortly after Cara received a phone call from a friend asking for emergency fill-in babysitting. We left shortly and returned to find our house in darkness and the door unlocked…eek!
I reached into the hall and flipped on a light at which point hordes of people jumped out of various rooms yelling, “surprise!”.
In addition to the people we had just left, there was another large group of friends and family waiting to celebrate a surprise baby shower (perpetrated by my mum, Cara and Kim) with us.
It was a fantastic evening surrounded by warm, wonderful and generous family and friends. The food was awesome - Richard did one of his yummy smoked turkeys and Cara made a whole host of sinfully delicious desserts.
We even had a baby-themed pubquiz written and hosted by my mum and Kim. The prego lady’s team won…how fitting! Oh and there were even prizes, picked out by Cara - Toblerone and a mini bottle of ice cider!
Thank you all for such a special evening!
Wow, look at all the pressies!
Jabba the Hutt Me!
Richard carving the smoked turkey
Kendra liked the balloons!
Ellen, Shawn, Tyler, Eddie, Mike, Paul, Other Jen, Manon
Eddie, Mary, Mike, Angela, Other Ellen, Shawn, Other Jen, Paul, Kerry, John
Kendra, Petra, Angela, Ellen, Shawn
Stephan, Kim, Dad, Cara, Tyler
Kendra inspects Mark’s carseat assembly technique
Mark test-drives the Snugli