Overdue post: Pirate Shower!

Posted by Nate in Friends, Holidays/Birthdays/Etc.
Monday, May 12th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Home sick today, trying to use my last bit of energy to catch up on the blog.  Or start to, anyway – we’re massively behind.  Here goes…

20080429052936_pirate_cake1.jpgTwo weekends ago we had a shower for our friends Scott and Shannon.  And not just any shower!  They’d alerted us to their plan to decorate the kid’s room with various pirate themed items, including sheets for the crib, so we decided to have a Pirate Shower!  20080429052948_pirate_cake2.jpgKaren took charge of the pirate cake: vanilla with chocolate frosting and a fearsome Jolly Roger flag made with her new decorating kit.  I seem to have missed a shot of the final product, once the icing was smoothed out it was 20080429052914_monster1.jpgawesome!  Continuing my recent bread-baking kick, I whipped up a treasure-chest bread bowl, guarded of course by a creepy olive-eyed sea monster.  Raarrr!

20080429052924_pirate_baby.jpgThere were games, including pin the eyepatch on the pirate baby, Pirate Pictionary, and much fun was had by all!

20080429053000_spread1.jpgIt turns out to be a very good thing we had the shower when we did – they weren’t due for three more weeks, but in the middle of the week after the shower we received an excited text message from Scott: the baby was on its way!!

Welcome to the world, baby Jo!!!

20080429052905_soccer.jpgEven more amazingly, they both showed up for that week’s soccer game, Scott to play, and Shannon and  Jo to cheer.  We’re playing this year on an indoor league, and getting thoroughly beaten every week, but it’s still incredibly fun!

20080429052845_icecream1.jpgLastly, some bonus pictures from a few weeks back when it actually felt like spring:  we went out for ice cream at a local shop, and they had little doggie ice cream packs!  20080429052835_icecream2.jpgI think they said they use half the fat and sugar, and who could pass up one called "Bruno Tracks"???  Not us.  That dog has the best life…

Whew.  Not caught up yet, but at least it’s a start!

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4 Responses to “Overdue post: Pirate Shower!”

  1. Rick Says:

    Awww, the Bruno ice cream is sweet! And the pirate cake and breads, awesome. So, who cares if you’re getting clobbered in indoor soccer – life is good! Keep the posts coming…

  2. Mary Jo Says:

    Sorry to see you’re home sick, but glad to see a post again after all this time. Looks like Bruno sure is enjoying that ice cream with his name on it. I know you can buy doggie ice cream in the frozen section of some of our grocery stores too, but they don’t have such nice names, they just have a plain generic name like “doggie paws” or something like that. You two sure are getting creative there with decorating things, what a neat idea for the bread, and the pirate cake rocks–can just imagine what the finished product looked like.

  3. Laurel Says:

    I love the pirate flag cake and the sea monster bread, you guys are pretty crafty with your food! Looks like a great time for sure, baby Jo probably came so early cause she didn’t want to miss all the fun!

  4. Marianne Says:

    I agree – some great looking food there! The breads and the cake are both impressive. That baby pirate is so cute. Looks like it was a great shower, given none too soon!

    I had never heard of doggie ice cream. I am curious about it now and I will have to check out our local stores.