After Cayucos, Peter and I made a quick stop through San Francisco before flying down to Houston. I was super excited to see my family again and even more excited because Peter’s parents would be flying from Spokane to join us down in Sugar Land. They moved to Spokane literally 2 days before Peter and I found out I was pregnant and this was the first time we had seen them since then.
To make the short visit even more wonderful – Peter’s grandmama surprised us and flew from California. With all so many family members together for the first time since our wedding reception in Mill Valley, my parents and my sister, Gabby, kindly hosted the most beautiful baby shower for Peter, Baby P, and me.
Under the Sea Baby Shower
Friends and Family
I knew I wanted to have a co-ed baby shower and I’m so glad we did. It was so much more fun to have all of our friends and family together and not just the ladies. After all, we’ll need help from both the men and women in our lives to raise Baby P!
We were surprised and thankful to have so many guests join us for the afternoon, including several from out of town. Peter’s grandma had surprised us the night before and flew down from California for the shower. All in all we had 4 family members fly in to town, 2 friends that drove 4+ hours, and 2 friends that drove 11+ hours to join us. Wow! Baby P is so loved already!
In addition to flying all the way down from California, Grandmama brought Baby P a beautiful handknit blanket and a pair of handknit booties. The booties are a Lampard family tradition and the pattern has been passed down for generations. I better get my needles ready.
Food and Drinks
So many of my favorites – Tacos from Soliz, chips + queso, charcuterie, and cheese (not to be confused with queso). And of course, no Filipino party is complete without lumpia. There was also cake, cake balls, and cookies (all of which tasted even better than they looked!)
The Under the Sea Baby Shower theme my mom and Gabby put together was perfect for us – we love the beach and diving and have a beautiful fish painting from Bali that Baby P was gifted from his Tito Eli ready to hang in his room.
We’re so thankful for our friends and family (including the ones that couldn’t join us in person!) for showing so much love to Baby P. I’m also thankful for the opportunity to share this special time with you and I can’t wait to share more about this journey into parenthood on New Kid on the Wok!