I have to disclose that I have never wished any of my boys had been girls, I just had this overwhelming desire to raise a daughter - no matter how or when she got here. It was definitely a risk to try for that fifth time (I had a miscarriage right before conceiving her). I had convinced myself I would get my fourth son and I had all but given up my dream, but to my utter surprise I was blessed with the girl I always believed would come. I still get very emotional when I think about that defining moment at my ultrasound when the doctor said, "You're having a girl!"
My desire for a girl and the sheer thrill of knowing she was finally coming are worn on my sleeve. I have the greatest family and friends who were gracious enough to throw and attend a shower for the upcoming Princess and me. I wanted to show a small token of my appreciation for the very literal showering of gifts.
I started by making Chocolate Covered Oreos.
I dipped the Oreos into Chocolate Almond Bark,
then drizzled Vanilla Almond Bark on top (dyed pink with food coloring)
I did the opposite for the Vanilla dipped Oreos
I stuffed a couple of these rich treats into little favor bags found at Robert's
Each bag had little Baby Blocks on the front - created with the Cricut
The little champagne bottle is filled with red, pink and white M&Ms
The label says "About to Pop"
I found some cute bundles of bamboo spoons
and green dish cloths that made up the rest of the favor
Then I stuffed it all into a diaper and gave each guest a "Full Diaper"
Though it can never fully express my gratitude, I hope the guests enjoyed the shower and the small token of appreciation they took home.