Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Surprise Shower

Nate and I are youth advisers at church. A couple of times a month, we go and help out. It's fun, and we enjoy helping. People think that we do it because the youth can learn so much from us. In reality, it is us that learns from them, and we do it because they let us. They ask about our lives and things going on, many times before we can ask about theirs. I've known some of these kids since they were born, and it is so much fun to watch them grow up.

Anyway, at the end of May we had the last regular youth meeting for the summer. We were told it would be fun and games the whole time. We get to church and it's very quiet - too quiet for a place where a bunch of junior high and high school kids gather. We  thought maybe we had the time wrong, so we went to the youth room to wait. We walk in and here "SURPRISE!" as they all jump out. Our last youth event of the year was a surprise baby shower for our baby girl. I was ready to cry right there, but did manage to hold it together. :)

The youth with their parents made some yummy snacks for us all. Nancy planned some fun games for us, and there were gifts to be opened as well.

A friend made some beautiful cookies! I had no idea she was so talented. These were so good! (Indy people, check her out on Facebook - Sugar Rush by Nika)

The kids voted that we open gifts first. We got a beautiful lilac colored blanket, some burp clothes, and a cute hooded towel. We also received several gift cards that will be put to good use.

The games were a riot. I was laughing too hard to take pictures, but Nate got some. The first game was feed the baby. 3 brave youth sat in chairs with "bibs" on as their parents tried to feed them blindfolded. It was seriously the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. Apparently though, youth don't like baby food as much as babies do.

The second game was guess that baby food. I had figured out what was in each jar by color, but tried a little of each anyway. One of them even finished the jar of bananas - it did taste the best. Even Nate gave it a shot.

The last game was the dirty diaper game. Melted candy bars in baby diapers. Each team had to guess what the candy bar was. Watching kids "smell" diapers for fun was hilarious. We joked that we should have put a real one in there for fun.

We are so blessed to have a church family who cares about us, and youth who allow us to join them in fellowship. Our baby girl is so loved already!