A “Great” Baby Shower

Because my sisters were teenagers when I was born, I became an aunt when I was two and a half, and a great aunt in my very early twenties.

And now, my great niece, Gail, is expecting a baby in September. That means I’ll be a great GREAT aunt.

Gail lives out of state, but was “home” this weekend, and her friends honored her with a baby shower at our house.

Gail’s mom/my niece, Lita, was there. It was the first time the three of us have been together since Gail was a little girl.

lita gail db_Snapseed

Gail received lots of gifts for the baby, including this beautiful afghan, crocheted by my sister, June.

junes afghan

The Peter Rabbit cake was made by Gail’s childhood friend, Diana.  It was so adorable, we hated to cut it. (Adorable AND delicious.)

ss cake

It was fun helping Gail celebrate this happy occasion. Now, if only she and her husband lived closer than the west coast…  Motor Man and I may have to redeem some frequent flier miles, so I can meet my great GREAT niece or nephew as soon as possible.

After all, it seems like just yesterday, Gail was a babe in arms.

dianne and gail.bmp_Snapseed

24 responses to “A “Great” Baby Shower

  1. mollieandalfie

    How lovely you now have a photo of you all together, can’t believe that’s a cake, magnificent 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. Ah how lovely – a new wee baby!!! Looks like you had a great celebration and that cake looks really amazing. Sometimes it is a real shame to cut it isn’it is!
    We just got back last night from visiting our Laura and baby Riley at the weekend. They are such a lovely wee family and I can hardly wait till next week when I am going to spend the week with them. :))

  3. What a gorgeous cake! I can see why you hated to cut it. But you have this wonderful picture. I have never seen a Peter Rabbit cake, but my she did a perfect job! And the colorful afghan made with love. You know I’ve said before, every child should have the gift of handmade.

  4. WOW…..that afghan and that cake are both incredibly beautiful ! What a lovely party for the Mom to be…..you’ll be able to show these pretty photos to that great great grand niece or nephew one day and tell the stories that go along with a lovely family occasion like this!


  5. What a lovely way to share a celebration! And what wonderful and clever gifts she received at that party. Hard to believe you will be a Great Great Aunt.

  6. The afghan and the cake are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures of such a wonderful occasion! Lots of smiles.. 🙂 Good Morning!

  7. Lovely family! Beautiful occasion! And I love that cake – how sweet is that!!?!

  8. Baby showers must be near the top of the list of happiest events on the planet. Everybody smiles 🙂

  9. so precious! that cake is adorable! love the afghan – what a work of love.

  10. Get your plane tickets!

  11. Wow! Love that cake and the afghan is beautiful. How lucky that you were able to celebrate together!

  12. Looks like a great afternoon for the mother-to-be ! And that cake … I hope lots of pics were taken before it was served 😉

  13. What a great cake! And great nieces and nephews -wow!

  14. What a great day–I should have been there, looks like you needed help with the cake! Love the rocking chair you are in–hope it is still around.

  15. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a beautiful baby shower it must have been. The afghan that June made is wonderful and such a treasure for your niece (great & great great ?. I have never seem such a cute cake. I know you all had a lot of fun.

  16. I have a feeling yours is the home everyone wants to have their special occasions at. And the afghan is just gorgeous.

    Who’s that pretty young thing in the last photo?

    Neat cake, too. I would’ve hated to cut into it!!

  17. How sweet. Impressive cake for a shower. I bet she adored the extra efforts to make the event so special.

  18. Time sure flys. Children grow up so quickly. . and have children of their own.

  19. Well Dianna even though I’m 30 minutes older than you, you beat me by 8 years becoming an aunt:) What wonderful pictures! I totally agree with the other comments of how beautiful the afghan is that June made and how special that she made it for Gail. The cake is adorable. Peter Rabbit was my favorite book as a child.

  20. What a lovely afghan. I wouldn’t have wanted to cut that cake either! What a work of art.

  21. How fun! And that cake — so incredibly cute! My sisters were older than me too by 12 and 9 years. I became an aunt when I was almost 9; I’ve been a great aunt for over 25 years now, but I haven’t graduated to great-great aunt yet!

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