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Thank You Favors – Baby Shower

If you have been following my last few posts, you already know about the baby shower I organized for my daughter, last spring. Like any other special event, baby showers also end with a thank you and a keepsake, also referred to as “favor”. I have prepared my favors from a pink votive candle in a glass jar, wrapped in pink tulle, tied with a dainty pink ribbon, plus a special Thank You note from the baby, text of which I am including in this post.

Baby Shower Games

Showers are lots of fun, since you get to see so many interesting gifts, chat with your old friends, and meet new ones, snack on variety of tasty foods, play fun games, and even win prizes… if you’re lucky.
I will share a couple of the games we played at my daughter’s baby shower.

Diaper Cake – Centerpiece For Baby Shower

“April showers bring May flowers” (a very familiar phrase), but spring also brings lots of baby and wedding showers.

Last spring when I was planning a baby shower for my daughter, I searched for different themes and decorating ideas. I came upon this wonderful idea for a centerpiece….a diaper cake. I was so impressed by it that I decided to try to make one on my own.

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Tragedy In Binghamton, NY – My Tribute To The Families Of The Victims.

The small town of Binghamton, New York is a very ethnically diverse community. My family and I were also part of it for several years, thus it is very near and dear to my heart. An unbelievable tragedy struck that community, on Friday, April 3, 2009, when a deranged individual, a total coward, brutally took the life of 13 innocent, freedom loving people, at the American Civic Association.

One of the victims, Maria (Mima) Koropey Zobniw, a case worker at that establishment, was a dear friend of mine, and of my family. She was a gentle and loving person, with an ever present smile, kind heart, great listening and understanding skills, and readiness to assist in every possible way. She was an intelligent woman, who was very active in the Binghamton community, and especially the Ukrainian community throughout the US. She touched the lives and hearts of many people, and will be immensely missed by all who knew her.