Last weekend, my family and I threw my cousin Danielle a baby shower for what will be the first great-grandchild in the family. We didnâ€™t know the babyâ€™s gender, so we decided on a soft pastel, handmade theme (with plenty of inspiration from Pinterest of course!). Â Weeks ahead Danielleâ€™s dad brought over fresh fish for a little family dinner, and as we finished eating, we all gathered around for baby shower crafting. Â Everyone got into it: grandpa, and fathers, and husbands all making pom-pons and tag banners – their hardworking precision applied to something so sweet and feminine.
We wanted the decorations to be a surprise for Danielle, but little did we know she had a surprise for us. Â For months she had been so sneaky, keeping the babyâ€™s gender an absolute secret – it was all we could do to keep from gossiping wildly about what we thought it would be. Â As we set up for the shower, Danielle pulled out a beautiful cake made by the same bakery who did her wedding three years ago. The cake was to be a gender reveal! Â After patiently waiting through games, gifts and food, I had the honor of cutting the cake and announcing to all the guests that there would be a baby Hazel entering our family in May. Â Many congratulations to Danielle and Reggie! Â We are looking forward to your maternity photos this weekend and baby Hazelâ€™s arrival in a few months! 🙂