So last month, we finally found out the gender of the baby but how should we reveal it? We wanted to make it a little special since this is our last baby (I promise). I Googled "gender reveal ideas" but didn't really like any of them, e.g. blue/pink balloons floating out of a box, blue/pink cream oozing out of a cake. I did like the scratch off ticket idea, but none of the designs, so I made my own. I created a replica Texas lottery scratch off ticket. The catch here is that you don't win a prize for guessing right. Instead, you get punished (take a shot of Jägermeister) for guessing wrong.
|"Set for life" indeed.|
|The moment of truth.|
|The dream of having my own basketball team died.|
On Sunday morning, we had our parents over for brunch. My mom comes over with pink flowers and wearing a pink shirt. Huh? Does she know already? Did she already get word from the night before? I get paranoid. I think she knows already. Why all the pink? This sucks.
And as they were stuffing themselves with beignets I just fried up, we presented them with the "lotto tickets". Initially, they didn't know what to do. They thought it was a real lottery scratch off ticket. "Ten dollars? Why so much?" Because it's not real! Shake my head. Then they were going to scratch off both squares. "Oh! You pick what you think!" Sigh. My parents are such FOBs. But once they got it and scratched offed the "winning" square, it was pure elation. My mom cried. She finally gets a girl in her life. (I guess she didn't know.)
|Something sweet before the sweet news.|
Yes, we're finally having a girl.