Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Big Reveal . . . Sort of.

Since we live close to my family now, we wanted to tell them the results of our ultrasound in person. We planned a fun evening that night, after Ryan got home from work. I spent the whole day bursting at the seams because I couldn’t tell anyone until that night. I told my mom, “Don’t call me at all today! I might let something slip!”

I passed the day making cupcakes with pink filling inside, so everyone could take a big bite and get a surprise.

Right before my parents showed up, we decided to Skype with Ryan’s parents and reveal the gender of our baby.

Then, the power went out.

How could we Skype?!

How would anyone know what color was inside their cupcake if they ate them in the dark?!

We ran around lighting candles and pulling out all our emergency flashlights. Nathan thought it was an awesome game. We called Ryan’s parents and told them over the phone.

When it was time for everyone to bite into their cupcakes, we made sure that all the lights were shining as bright as they could. It was fun to surprise everyone and then watch their reaction with a mouth full of cupcake.

The lights came on later that evening, after we built a fire and snacked on more pink pastries. Not exactly the night I’d been hoping for, but it was still a lot of fun.

I didn’t get a lot of pictures, for obvious reasons, but here’s a few of the cupcakes I made.

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I had to make sure there wasn’t a hint of pink anywhere on the outside of the cupcake (not like they would have seen it in the dark) and make sure all the cooking utensils that I used to fill the cupcakes were washed, so no one would get a hint.

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This is what I did with the extra cake and frosting. A little creepy, but better than filling two dozen cupcakes. Can you see where Nathan’s fingers went in?

3 comments:

Amber said...

That is such a cute idea! It sounds like everything was a lot of fun, even if it turned out a little differently than planned!

AlixSteele said...

I love this so much. You guys are so fun!

Larissa said...

Very cute! When I became pregnant with Mitchell I told JOns family (about being pregnant not gender) by having them over for dinner. For dessert we had cupcakes and I placed a small plastic baby in one of them. Jons brother in law bit into it (luckily it was not in one of the kids cupcakes so they would not choke! Didn't think of choking hazard - that would have been some story). He got it right away and blurted out the news!