In case you can't tell by the blue and green decor, Melanie is having a boy!
Yummy lemon cookie "flowers".
"Dirt" pudding served in a flower pot with "worms".
Lots of wraps!
The cake! How cute is this?? She's naming him Isaac :)
Baby paraphenalia from Melanie and her husband's baby days.
We didn't wait long before we were told to dig in. Um, twist my arm ;)
I had a half a veggie wrap, veggies, crackers, cheese, dip, a mini cucumber sandwich with dill, and some chips.
After eating, and playing a few games such as "match the baby animal to the parent animal" (did you know a baby fish is called a fry??) Melanie opened presents.
I got Mel some fun monkey baby clothes, along with a baby food maker and storage containers for the baby food.
Someone else got her this awesome diaper cake and on top was a box shaped like a golf cart with a little golfer outfit inside! Mel's husband is a golf nut, so it was very fitting!
She cut the cake, which was like a lemon poundcake with buttercream frosting, and I had some with a side of "dirt" pudding, which was awesome!
Mel and I went back and forth for months trying to decide if and when I should visit while she was pregnant, and this weekend almost didn't happen, but then I decided I should just get out there and be there for the baby shower about a week and a half ago, and I'm SO GLAD I did. I kept thinking how wonderful it was that I got to see Melanie pregnant and be there to see her enjoy all her presents and celebrate having a baby. I'm so glad I was part of it. I got very choked up saying goodbye yesterday when I left to make the drive back to Charlotte. I miss Mel a lot and it's sad that we don't get to see each other more often. I am planning to go out to Indianapolis to see her sometime after the baby is born if I can swing it though.