Wednesday, March 7, 2012

surprise!

The other day, the Sasquatch and I were supposed to meet my friend Anna Alter at this cute little tea room:



But, when we went I was a bit surprised:



Because it wasn't just my friend Anna inside, but a whole troupe of my my friends and family:



Yes, it was a surprise baby shower! I was definitely surprised!

I couldn't believe the Sasquatch tricked me!

And also a super lovely one. It was all my girly dreams come true:

pretty plates

pretty teapots

pretty tea room!
We also had a pretty tea with sandwiches (crusts cut off), the most delicious scones ever and chocolate covered strawberries. I forgot to take pictures of the food but it was highly enjoyed:


But, of course, it was the company that was the most beautiful:

some of the blue rose girls


There were also presents!

I loved all of them, but my favorite one is the upcoming 100 Wishes Quilt. This is a Chinese tradition where the newborn's friends and family contribute cloth to make a quilt--with the quilt full of loving wishes of the gift givers. Everyone brought some material for the quilt  (my niece Lily & friend Carri are going to make it, since I don't know how to quilt) and also cut a little swatches from their material in a scrapbook with the giver's wish for our upcoming baby. Isn't that sweet? I ♥ this soooo much!




With all this, I feel sure our baby is going to be very lucky. I know I'm a very lucky upcoming baby mama!

3 comments:

Teresa said...

Oh Grace, what a lovely day that must have been. And you look marvelous! So glad you enjoyed your surprise, and that your family and friends are making you a traditional Bai Jai Bei. A lovely gift, indeed! Can't wait to hear of your little treasure's arrival into the world.

Nicole Tadgell said...

Congratulations, Grace! This is one lucky baby, for sure!

Grace Lin said...

Thanks, Ladies! It was truly a lovely surprise and I definitely know I am very lucky!