Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Arika's Mommy Shower

Last night we threw my friend, Arika, a Mommy Shower. She is expecting her third boy at the end of August. When she had Lawson, we had a church shower for her. When Jagger was born, we had a diaper shower for her. With Rhett, we brought things for Arika! We started doing the Mommy Shower last year when my friend, Sandy, had her third boy. I told both of them that if the third was a girl we were going to have an all pink shower, but DNA did not work that way, so we showered the mommy instead. Arika received all kinds of things for her (and a few for Rhett). She was given bath items, pajamas, a movie basket, gift cards for clothes after Rhett is born, manicure/pedicure, etc. Being the humble person Arika is, when we were packing her things up, she said, "I feel so undeserving for all of this," but I quickly told her she was very deserving!! We served chicken salad on a lettuce bed with crackers, slices of watermelon and cubed cantaloupe.
Here is the recipe for the chicken salad:
4 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
celery, diced (3-4 stalks)
raisins or craisins (2 small boxes)
black pepper to taste
salad dressing - stir in just enough to get the consistency you want
We sometimes add apples or grapes
Combine well and chill.
We also served my Grandmama Whittle's fruit tea to drink. Here is the recipe for it:
Steep 7 regular bags of tea in boiling water 5 minutes. Remove bags and pour in a gallon jug. Add 2 cups of sugar and 1 can of Five Alive (or 1 small can of orange juice and 1 small can of lemonade). Stir well and fill the jug with water.

My friend, Sandy, made these baby rattle cupcakes for dessert. They were a big hit!
3 generations of amazing women!
Arika and Brittany are due within days of each other. I don't think any of us have had to have babies by ourselves. One of the great blessings of such a wonderful church family!


Arika said...

I'm so glad you posted recipes! The chicken salad was AMAZING! Thank you so much for your hard work! I am so very blessed and love you all so very much! :)

Sandy said...

Glad to see you're able to blog and do pictures again!!

Todd and Brittany said...

Thanks for the recipes. I love the fruit tea and can't wait to make it. Also, I agree...I don't know what I would do if I didn't have Arkia to help me through my first pregnancy. I am so blessed to be back in Henderson with all of you!

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