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November 16, 2009

Showered with Love

People keep asking me when I'm due, and I can officially say "next month" now...can't believe how fast time has just flown right by. Ova and I joke about having to go back to buying diapers and wipes, and waking up at all hours of the night.... but really, it's no joke. Those wonderful times are soon approaching and it's time we really prepare ourselves again. We sometimes wonder how much life is going to change with this little one...not only because it's a little girl, but everyone tells us that going from one child to two isn't that different, but the difference between two children to three is HUGE..... One thing we know for sure, is we are super duper excited!

 
This past Saturday was a very special day for me, and for my little baby girl.... because my sisters (bless their hearts) put together a baby girl shower for me.... to be completely honest, I felt a little ackward having a shower since I already have kids, but I don't think they know how much I really really appreciate them for doing it, because we had nothing little girl in our house at all. They just invited a few people, pretty much first cousins or their wives.... it turned out so nice, and I was showered with a bunch of pretty pink girly things.... I just love my sisters, on both sides and hope they know how much I really love and appreciate them for always being there for me and my little family!

 
Tina was the shower photographer....and got some really good shots...
This is the delicious food they prepared...like usual, there was WAY TOO MUCH, but it was delicious and we ate all night long! Leslie and Marie decided to go with the fondue theme, and it was a huge success! One side of the table had the chocolate fondue fountain...with anything you could think of to dip in it.... strawberries, pretzels, bananas, strawberry flavored pink marshmellows, angel food cake peices, rice krispie treats.... it was so good!

 

On the other side of the table was the cheese fondue... oh my goodness, it was to die for! It was a spinch/artichoke/cheese dip and they had a variety of things to dip in it, like wheat bread peices, broccoli, crackers, pita bread, peices of ham...it was so good!
Then Tea/Alisi/Tina made some egg sandwiches, tarts, cookies, and banana bread... and it was all set up and decorated so nice!




Above is my little sister Marie, playing fun shower games...
Here's me opening my gifts....my little neices were such good helpers!!


And some shots of the family that came....
Siosiana w/ baby Pailate & Mua w/ baby TiTonga


Pisila Lupe w/ Alisi & Pisila Lupe w/ Ana Lavoni

My 1st cousin Emily w/ her baby girl Sakara


Alisi & Barbara


Kesa & Baby Fui


Some of my neices & nephews w/ me


Barbara & Marie


My little brother Misi


Leslie, Talia & Me


Pisila Lupe, Amelia, Halle


My 1st cousins Lexi, Cindy Leka and my Auntie Denise


Lomu sisters Lavi, Hine & Ani


Siosi, Ruby, Kesa & Mua w/ the baby boys


Siosi, Baby Pailate & Polu


Lovely Lomu Ladies.... Barbara, Kesa & Auntie Ana


My Bestest Talia & I


My little brother Misi & his girlfriend Sipola Fakalata


My Fangupo Sisters and I.... Christina/Me/Alisi


My Makai siblings.... Marie/Misi/Monica/Leslie

It was so wonderful to be able to spend the day with family and friends! I'm so grateful for them... now when my little princess comes next month, I will be a little more prepared. I love you guys!

6 comments:

Siu said...

Awwww.. The shower looked so nice! I'm bummed my mom & I couldn't make it! :) They did a great job!!

IONGI FAMILY said...

That's awesome Monica!!! What a change from boys to a baby girl!!! how fun!!! congrats and best wishes with baby number 3!!! love ya

Ray and Kass said...

Hooooow fun! Love fondue parties, do you have the recipe for the cheese fondue? Lol I just want to rub your belly,. I soo want a girl next! :) I've had her name picked out for years now! Hahaha.. Yes, I have the desk for you, let me know when I can drop it off for ya! Glad you had a beautiful shower for your princess, you deserve it! Xoxo

ANNA BANANA said...

aren't sisters the BEST! My sisters did the same thing for me. I was so happy too cause I really did need all those things. And it's so true (sorry) about having 3 kids it takes some getting use to. I would say it's a bit harder, because you only have 2 hands! You'll get it when she comes. But congrats!! :)

Melissa said...

I am so glad you were showered with LOVE. You are LOVED incredibly. This little girl of yours is going to be so cute. I can't wait to see her. I will have to send you my gift. What a fun time. I am so glad you had a good time.

Sheena Tuakoi.. said...

Love all the pictures Monica! Wish we could've made it! :( I'll have to bring baby's gift soon though! You had a beautiful shower! :)