July 13, 2009

Saturday Surprise Shower

What a weekend!!

The blogging gang had plotted with Navy and threw me a surprise baby shower on Saturday at my mom's place. Navy had managed to keep it a secret for almost 3 weeks!! I am sure I would have found it difficult for such a long duration.
On early Saturday, I was left wondering why Navy was not keen on the movie, why he had pushed his trip to his native place by a day, why my mother had this sudden urge to visit the organic veggie shop she vociferously dismissed the previous time, why Navy wanted us to visit the temple that evening . . .

Anyway as I entered our Velachery home, I noticed there were lots of chairs out and wondered who had come . And then I heard a lot of voices shout " Surprise!!!" i saw an assortment of little ones and their moms and a few willing hubbies as well!!


Lavs, her super enthu and participative hubby and LB, the tall and gregarious IBH, the gentle DC, mnamma with her movie star looks and newest baby, Kowsalya with Anush's "akka" Abhi, Timepass with her family- they had come over early and done up the hall with balloons etc.



The cake was cut, the snacks/ sweets eaten ( well more or less) and there was a lot of gup shup. All the gifts were beautiful including ones from over state ( Blore)


The wishes on the blog roll put together by Lavs, is something I shall treasure forever and hope the little one enjoys when he/ she is old enough to do so. Some of the messages were hilarious, some touching, some serious... Best of all was the feeling displayed of genuine friendship. I am moved. THANK YOU ALL.

We anyway visited a temple after all had left and later that night when Anush opened up the gifts and wished to know if "these are gifts for my baby?" . . .she is already possessive about the little one!

Very thoughtfully there were gifts for Anushka as well ....something i will remember for the future.


The glass bangles inspired by the Seemandham- Vala kaapu function were a very nice touch, especially since I had lamented that the second one does not seem to merit a function traditionally! Thank you - whoever thought of this! So I am already a fair mom now, Anush had a traditional seemandham and the new one has just enjoyed a most unexpected blogger version!

27 comments:

Blogeswari said...

Wow! fundu stuff

Kudos to all the Chennai bloggers!

Kowsalya Subramanian said...

Very Glad that you liked it and glader that I could be part of it. Tell Anush that Abi akka too wants to visit Anush at "her" house :)

sole said...

That's cool..glad you enjoyed your surprise baby shower :-). Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

VJ said...

have been waiting from morning to hear your version of it !!
seems like you had a blast !!!
glad I could send my wishes from so far away .. but really couldnt think of anything creative in the last minute.

Sue said...

*hugs*

I would have loved seeing Anush at the do.

choxbox said...

would've loved to be there in person! glad you had such a blast :)

Poppins said...

yay. Am so glad you were totally surprised. I've already heard the blow by blow version and enjoyed myself reading this from your POV :)

Anush looks gorgeous!

Monika,Ansh said...

Aww.......that must be so touching. Kudos to the organisers. :)

Swati said...

so cool ..glad you were SURPRISED in true sense and your face in the pics shows that :)

Swati said...

And you know whenever I hear / read / be part of any baby shower ..I feel like planning my number 2 ..atleast for the shower :P

How do we know said...

me 2.. was waiting to hear what u thought of the whole thing... me 2..wish i was there to c u in person..and hats off to the ppl who put in hajaar hard work to make it happen just so..

:-)

artnavy said...

thanks once again!!

yeah ...this was nice .... i hope anush does not grow up and say how come she did not have a blogger shower!!... but the answer to that wld be simple

Just Like That said...

:-) was thinking of you and wondering what time it was- Lavs had said it was on 11th.. :-D
The pics show that it was a super hit!

Mama - Mia said...

:D

what fun it looks like!! :) have a super safe pregnancy and keep having fun! :)

hugs

mnamma said...

It was wonderful to be part of the shower Art! Loved every minute. And the bangles fit Anush perfectly :) She is such a doll :) I am glad to have been a small part.

Collection Of Stars said...

Am glad you enjoyed the surprise baby shower. The organizers seem to have done a great job :)
All the best and wish you a safe pregnancy.

starry eyed said...

Glad you had a blast! Kudos to the surprise-planners! Take care, dear:)

IBH said...

oh! we had great fun throwing it :)
Anush looked absly stunning in that paavadai...seriously! you must do drishti...:)

ammani said...

What a lovely gesture! Full credit to the blogger pals for pulling it off.

Sands said...

Congratulations. Sounds like a fun evening. Wishing you the very best!!

Tharini said...

Enjoyed all the pictures and all accounts of the party so far Art! You looked so surprised and delighted, it radiated a lot of happiness even across all these miles, from a mere picture on screen. Can imagine what it would have felt like for all of you live. Can just hear all the noise and the cheering and the laughter.

Enjoy your pregnancy! You look fantastic!

Hema said...

From the pictures, I can see that you had a fantastic time on the 11th. Thanks to VJ for forwarding me Lavs email.

Hats off to Chennai Bloggers who organised a fabulous baby shower :-).

Have a safe pregnancy :-)

Artnavy said...

excellent effort and result as well
thank you all

I really dont know what I did to deserve this

as for anush's pavadai chatti- she loves them and i indulge her for the time being since i don't think this phase will last


tharini- only friends like u can overlook my preposterous nose and skin this pregnancy

Tharini said...

ah tosh!

Close ups always emphasise the flaws. I looked at your Bangalore meet snaps as well. You looked very elegant and cool. I was admiring your cut. It suits you very well!

artnavy said...

For those of you interested in reading up the wishes you could have a look here

http://artnavy.blogspot.com/2009/07/wishes-for-shower.html

note- graphics not included/ names of anonym blogger deleted

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