I am really hard to surprise. Part of this has to do with the fact that I am so Type A and so I'm generally the one organizing things. Plus, I'm a bit of a busy-body, so I'm hard to slip stuff past. And my husband is a notoriously bad secret keeper (he just gets too excited!) So, all of these things considered, I'm not the easiest person to surprise.
All that being said, my Zumba family pulled a big one over on me last week and threw me a surprise baby shower! They lured me with the guise of a yoga photo shoot that my husband was going to shoot. They told me that they needed a pregnant lady in the pictures because the yoga instructor was going to start teaching prenatal yoga. I thought for about 2.58 seconds that this might be a set-up and then (because I have pregnancy brain about 99.9% of the time) I totally forgot about it!
So I showed up--feeling bad because I totally running late--and SURPRISE! They totally got me. And they did a great job! The concept was really cute: it was a yoga and yogurt parfait party! How adorable is that?! I have been wanting to do yoga this whole pregnancy and not had the chance, so it was great! And boy did I feel it in my weakling shoulders the next day!
So, I don't think I have formally announced this but we're naming our daughter Ruby Bird.
So...my gals had these fabulous and beautiful cookies made in honor of our baby girl! How sweet are these??!?!?!?!?
And they were delicious. So, while I'm at it, let me give a shout out to the cookie artist, Jennifer Rodgers. Check out her website HERE and view the amazing gallery of yum she has put together.
And here we are doing yoga! This is no small feat for most of us because we are used to dancing our pants off, as you can imagine. So being calm for an hour? Big accomplishment!
Group shot time! Post yoga...so you know we're all Zen-like at this point.
And if I'm being honest, ready for some yogurt!!!!
They did such a great job, right?!
I had extra whipped cream on my parfait. Just in case you were wondering.
We even had a "Ruby Red" themed water. Which was awesome.
I was a happy camper, being silly putting a bow on my head. It's safe to say that I was allllll smiles.
And if you thought this was adorable, stay tuned for more baby shower pics coming in mid-March when we're having our couples' shower, Fiesta style! Tacos and beer and baby things! Should be pretty colorful!
Most of all: A HUGE THANK YOU to my Zumba family for being so thoughtful, and also for being sooooooo supportive during my whole pregnancy. I hate to gush, (gush I will) but these women have been a huge part of my life over the last three years, and I have to say, they keep me motivated to keep working out and to keep loving life. They are a GREAT example of women being supportive of one another and they are truly inspirational!
I love you guys.