I get so excited when I hear someone is having a baby...being a mom is one of my favorite "jobs" in the world...but my "baby" is not a baby anymore...he is 17 and stands over 6 foot tall....so the news of new baby gets me excited!
And hearing that a wonderful friend of mine is going to be a first time grandma...well...I was just over the moon in excitement for her.
You know my friend...I know you do...it is Cristin, of Cristin's Cookies
Isn't she just the cutest? Wouldn't you just love to have a grandma like this? I mean really...that baby is going to be sooooo lucky....a grandma with cool pink hair...who rides a bike 100's of miles at a time..and she makes cookies....but not your run of the mill chocolate chip cookies...oh no...Cristin makes cookies like these..
All together now...AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
So....when I found out that Cristin is was going to be a first time Grandma....I did what any good friend would do....I starting planning a GRAND-BABY SHOWER!
I went right to work...I picked a theme....and colors (pink and lime green of course) I picked a location, and a date, and the menu and the guest list....Oh...this was going to be the BEST SHOWER EVER....I just knew it.
Then it hit me..I live in Missouri....and Cristin lives in California....and the guests....oh my...they are spread out all over the county, Michigan, South Caroline, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Lousiana, oh my...I think a few other states as well...needless to say, to get everyone together in one place, at one time would be hard....well...who am I kidding..IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE!
So...what do I do...I know...lets throw Cristin a Virtual Grand-Baby Shower!
Welcome to you Virtual Shower Cristin!
Close your eyes and picture it......Pink and Lime Green decorations EVERYWHERE!
Balloons...Streamers...confetti...flowers....we went all out for you!
We have an assortment of beverages, and finger foods!
Some of your best cookie friends are here....hugs all around!
Oh look...your daughter Mellissa is here!
Oh, and the theme....well the theme we chose is
We all made cookies to match a book of our choice!
So, have a seat....I will bring them all to you..
I chose the book "Duckling Gets a Cookie!?" by Mo Willems. When I went to the bookstore in search of a book...this book caught my eye. I loved that it was about a cookie, I loved the simple illistrations, I loved the simple dialoge. Then I read the book....oh, my...it was soooo cute. It is an amzazing story of misunderstanding, jealously, anger, and manners. I was not until much later that one of the other guests at the shower pointed out to me that it is only one book in a series..I think I might have to spend the afternoon at the library soon to read them all!
So with out futher ado...here are the COOKIES!
|This is NOT the cookie...this is the cover of the book!|
but I made cookies to match!
These cookies were so fun to decorate! While I only made two cookies, I have the urge to do the WHOLE book in cookies!
Are you ready to see the other cookies?
Prepared to be AMAZED!
1. The Dukling Gets a Cookie!?
Kim of The Cookie Puzzle
Stephanie of Ellie's Bites
3. Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Shannon of Sweet Shop Cookie Company
4. Rainbow Colors Peekaboo
Kristina of Kristin's Kreations
5. Camilla the Cupcake Fairy
Melissa of Simply Sweets by Honeybee
6. Are You My Mother?
Stephanie of Sweets by Steph
Aymee of Wacky Cookies
8. Because I Love You
Jamie of Fresh Baked
9. Pat the Bunny
Margaret of Edible Canvas Creations
10. Peter Rabbin
Tiffany of Tiff's Tasty Cookies
11. Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes
Ansa of Sweet Treats by Ansa
12. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Kate of Kooking in Kate's Kitchen
Laura from LaurasCookies, was a little late to the party, but
she did the classic Good Night, Moon.
Welcome Laura, better late then never, we are so happy you could join us!
Aren't all these cookies AMAZING...please click on each link to see the entire the entire collection of cookies, as you only see a fraction of what was made in the collage!
So, Cristin....were you suprised?
I wish we could have all been together in one room, just for one afternoon, to help you celebrate the up-comming birth of your new grandbaby! I hope this Virtual Shower shows you that we love you, that we are celebrating for you, and the friendship, care, support and encouragement that you so freely means so much to us all!
We are all counting down the days until we get to see a picture of little Abigail Cristin...and get to oooo and awww about how cute she is!
We love you girl!
Your Cookie Friends
*** I would like to give a special Thank you to Melissa of Simply Sweets by Honeybee , without her hard work, this virtual shower would not have been possible! While this shower was my idea, Melissa was the driving force behind it all, she sent about 8 million emails, cordinated picture delivery, created the collage, and I am sure answered 9 million questions! Melissa, you are a true treasure, I value your frienship more then you will ever know. Hugs, Kim