Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Baby Shower for Beth and Little Gavin Lee

Beth's baby shower was this past Saturday and a great time was had by all, including the mystery man (more about him later). I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Angela and her girls Allesha and Alexandra, Mom, Tina, and Heather for their help in getting the shower set up so quickly Saturday morning. I couldn't ask for better friends or helpmates!

I got up early that morning to finish up some last minute things and by the time it was time for me to start getting ready, I was completely exhausted. I got ready and headed out of the house around 11:30 a.m. I knew it would only take me about 10 minutes to get to the church, but I still had to stop at the little store and get some ice, and I figured I would spend the rest of the time just sitting in the car relazing for a few minutes before the craziness got started. I wrote a thank you card for the Pastor and included some money in it for the use of the gym. The shower was to be held in the gym at the Bethel Church in Hatfield. Pastor Wilson was supposed to meet me there at noon to let me in and that would give me about an hour and a half to set up before the guests started arriving for the shower at 2:00 p.m. Noon rolled around and no one was there. 12:05 p.m., still no one. 12:10 p.m., not yet, so I called the two phone numbers I had for the Pastor. One was for the church, no answer. The other was for the Pastor's house. I got the answering machine, but it was full so I couldn't leave any messages. Be patient I told myself. He'll be here. 12:15 p.m., there is still no one here. I'm starting to get belly cramps. It's obvious to me that he's forgotten. I know he lives down the highway, or used too. I figure I could just drive down there and see if he's home. But I don't want to leave cause I have a friend on her way to help me set up. 12:30 p.m., no Pastor yet. I called my friend Tina who just lives down the street and I'm freaking out. What am I going to do? No one is here to unlock the doors, people are going to start showing up soon and I can't get ahold of the Pastor. Tina reassured me that everything will be ok. She has a key to her church and if all else fails, we can move the shower there and can have her husband direct people to that church. I'm a little bit calmer at this point, although not much. Tina tells me she's on her way. My friend Angela shows up and I tell her what's going on. I try the Pastor's house again. Someone answers. YES!!! I ask to speak with Pastor Wilson or his wife. I have the Pastor on the phone. I tell him my name and that I am having a shower at his church today and he was supposed to be there at noon to open the church. He forgot and was apologetic and told me he was on my way. Shew! I can finally breathe now! He shows up and lets us in and we bust a move getting everything ready. The car had to be unloaded, tables and chairs had to be set up, decorations hung up and layed out on the table, punch made, candy melted into the diapers, etc., etc., etc. before guests started arriving. I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Finally everything was in place and guests started showing up.

We had cake and cupcakes from Piece of Cake (who by the way makes the BEST and CUTEST cakes and cupcakes EVER), nuts, mints and orange punch. We played baby bingo, guess what's in the dirty diaper, and had a purse scavenger hunt. And Beth opened up lots of presents and got LOTS of great gifts.

There was 32 people in attendance and one mystery man. I'm not sure who he was either. While Beth was opening gifts, I saw an older gentleman come into the building on the school side. I just figured he was with the church and was doing some church business. The next thing I knew he walked into where we were having the shower and scooped him out some punch. I'm not the only one noticing him because as you look around the room, everyone is looking at him and then looking around at everyone else wondering what's going on and seeing if anyone knows him, and there is silence in the room. He then gets a piece of cake. I'm wondering if I should say something, however I don't like confrontation. He goes and sits at the end of a table where no one is at. I'm still asking if I should say something to him? Then my aunt states that he isn't hurting anything. And he wasn't. So we all went on about our business while he enjoyed his cake and punch. I never saw him leave, but he must of left when he was finished eating cause after the shower was over, I never saw him.

Below are some pictures that I took throughout the day.

1 comment:

Wingnut said...

I love those cupcakes!!! And the camo outfit? Hysterical!! Nice job on the shower...I'm sure she appreciated it a lot.