As Lucille approaches her 2nd birthday, I’ve been very reminiscent. Lately she seems so much like a kid rather than a baby. It’s both exciting and heartbreaking. As I look back on the days that I carried her inside me, I thought I’d share pictures from our gender reveal party.
Being an aunt I wanted to include my nephews and niece in the excitement of finding out the sex of our baby. So we did our reveal with a pinata!
This was a really fun way to involve the whole family. And it was really simple to not have to involve a bakery or anything of that sort. We had the ultrasound technician write the gender and seal it in an envelope. We brought the envelope, pinata and blue and pink candy to Peter’s parents neighbor, Mary Jane (pictured in the bottom right picture). She filled it with the accurate color (pink, obviously) and brought it to our house. All the kids were able to hit the pinata as we worked our way up youngest to oldest, and the little ones obviously didn’t make much of an impact. Then the adults started taking swings. When it was finally busted open we all got to celebrate our new baby girl together.
We also had everyone guess if they thought we’d have a boy or girl by dressing in blue or pink. It was clear not many were surprised that we were having a girl, we all had the same hunch. (Even Peter but he didn’t have pink clothes to wear!)
Seems like just yesterday… and now I’m off to buy supplies to make Elmo cupcakes for her 2nd birthday party!