and invited my family over for a barbecue. We made certain that we didn't leave out any ultrasounds or our It's a Girl signs. My nosy sister Von was certain that she was going to find a hint. Of course she didn't because I'm great at keeping things hidden. After everyone ate it was time to do the reveal. We got a knife and let them know that the cake would reveal the gender (as they didn't know exactly how we were going to tell them). The fact that we put boy on one side and girl on the other more than likely had them thinking that one side was blue and one side was pink, when in fact the entire cake was pink for a girl.
We gathered around the table, and said "we are having a..." then we put the knife on the boy side and suddenly switched to the girl side and cut the cake! Everyone cheered!!
The video is so narrow based on how the ipad was being held...but it captured the moment.
At that point we took out the ultrasound so that they could see proof:
Everyone was super thrilled as you can imagine based on my last post. Well mostly everyone. When Von told my youngest nephew Jamison that we are having a strawberry girl, he said that he wanted a chocolate boy. So everyone other than Jamison was thrilled!! Camden was super sweet, he hugged me and as always I wanted to pick him up but I couldn't because he's a big boy now and I am pregnant. So when I said to him, auntie wants to pick you up so bad but I can't, he said "because the bun in the oven?" I said "yes honey" then he said "and you don't want to hurt the bun?" It was so sweet!! Needless to say, that night was a lot of fun. My family always has such a great time together.
Our next task was finding a way to tell Chris's family. We decided to send them a special little token. We went to Hobby Lobby and purchased two cute little boxes, then we purchased some baby gift wrap. I wrapped each box with the baby gift wrap:
then went out to purchase these cute little obvious gender announcements!
I put them in the boxes and shipped them right along! Needless to say they were tickled PINK!! They contacted us as soon as their little packages arrived, and cannot wait to meet the new addition.
So there you have it! How we announced the gender to our families. Whew!!! No more baby secrets to keep.