Thursday, August 8, 2013

Grandfoal shower...

Camryn here:
So sorry for the delay, finally got the pix from Mom of the Grandfoals Shower.  I'm guessing it's called a shower cause the Mom to be is showered with gifts for her upcoming foal?  For my friends in the UK, Grandfoal Showers are typically given for first Grandfoals since the parents of course won't have all they need for the newborn and they'll be sure to need lots.  Also it's usually not given till about a month prior to due date.  Most often it's only the Mares present at showers, and small sandwiches, beverages n cake is served.  At my Grandfoals shower, Stallions, geldings, and Emily (Chris Pitty girl) were also in attendance. Food was picnic style with grilled burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon... For most guys this was the very first Grandfoal shower they ever attended. 
Peoples played games such as: feeling a closed paper bag to guess what baby item was inside.  Who ever had the most correct guesses won a prize.  The prizes were hanging flower baskets that Mom growed at work.  These also served as decorations till they were won.  Peoples really liked that we didn't do the typical useless prizes.  Another game involved guests making a list of wishes for Lincolns future, they filled out their address on envelope to put the list in, one was drawn out for a prize.  Sam now has all her thank you note envelopes adressed for her!!!  Any guy who brought a box of diapers got entered in a raffle for a special prize that guys would like.  One game played is played at most showers, the peoples guess how bit the Mom to be's tummy with toilet paper squares.  Then a string is placed "around" Mom to be's tummy and closest guess wins.  Samantha's tummy was 15 toilet paper squares around.  Another game played was very "untypical" 5 guys had a baby bottle chugging contest.  A baby bottle was filled with 6 oz. of beverage of their choice, and the one who chugged theirs down fastest in an allotted time limit was the winner.  The guys were VERY surprised at how long it took to chug down a baby bottle!  It was very funny, Mom got a video but it's to big to download so sorry no pix of that.
The cake, with baby booties, diaper pins, etc.  Mom had it in Red/White/Blue on account Chris n Sam are military.  They really liked that lots...

Sam doesn't know Mom took this pic of her enjoying a creme stick brought by a friend..


They be playing the "what's in the bag" game here...

Sam is getting ready to open gifts for Lil Lincoln from her "throne".  Mom n Dad got her the rocker so she could sit in it at the shower and of course rock Lincoln to sleeps...
 

Sam unwrapped the gifts while Chris made sure the guests got to see what was brought for Lincoln.  He did a super job at this...
 

Doesn't Sam look pretty in her "Mother to Be" tiarra?...

The nursery theme is giraffes, of course it should've been a rocking Haflinger but the giraffe is soooo cute.  Even Emily thought so!  Dogs aren't normally guests at showers but, Emily is special...

Mom saved this blanket from when Chris was a baby for when he got to be a Daddy.  This one was made by his Great Aunt Annie (RIP)
 

Another of the blankets Mom saved.  This one was made for Chris by Mom's Bestest friend who is also no longer with us.  Hoping they'll both be looking down on Lincoln while their blankets keep him warm...

 

This card was rather mmmmm shocking!  It was from our Adam who has that kind of humor...
 

Lincoln n Sam are gonna have lotsa fun with this stroller.  It's got special tires cause they live in the woods, it's also for jogging so Sam can take Lincoln on her runs, AND it's got an MP3 connector so Lincoln n Sam can listen to music together.  Yeah, Mom's already spoiling the little guy...
 

Chris n Sam chatting while Lincoln bumps Chris hand :)
 
Lincoln now has lotsa things he'll need n lotsa clothes to wear too.  I'm kinda bummed I didn't get to go.  Take a look at all that grass in the background, I'd have loved that.
They did have to move the shower location because of Chris pavilion being damaged in a storm.  It wasn't gonna be fixed in time.  Lucky for us that the TownShip Chris is a fireman in has a lovely pavillion too.
After anyone who wanted to headed to Chris n Sam's house for a bonfire after shower party.  People who brought/drank alchohal were encouraged to camp & dance!
Later

3 comments:

  1. That looks like it was a fun shower! Most are kinda boring, but being outside with some games seems like a good time for everyone!

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    1. Yeah, even the guys had a good time!!!

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  2. How odd I replied to this yesterday but it's not here. That has happened before. Wonder if my computer needs more power to get all the way across the pond.
    That looks such fun. I do think you should have been there though I mean this is your first Grandfoal a very special event. You could have played bobbing for apples...yes I know who would win that one.
    We don't have anything even remotely similar in UK. But such a good idea.
    Not long to wait now....exciting

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