The Excellent Adventures of Kim and Kev

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Baby Shower

My sister, Shannon, is having a baby.

A little girl. Named Abigail Marie.

Her due date is April 4th.

We were celebrating her on Sunday. With a shower of happiness and love.

Sometimes I wish I could get a shower of happiness and love before I go to work on a Monday morning.

I'm just sayin'.

I started by making cupcakes. Funfetti style.

It is my most requested cupcake. No matter how many other flavors I can make.


Because they are so delicious.

And colorful.

And are so easy to make.

It's a win-win situation.

I "spray painted" the frosting with the color lavender. To match the theme.

Lavender and Butterflies.
So girlie and sweet.
But then I remembered this shower was being held in Chapin.

And Chapin is a lot like Gaston. Which means that "girlie and sweet" wasn't going to cut it.

So, I put on my cowgirl boots.

And made lots of meat filled dishes.

It was the right thing to do.

I started with pizza dip. Pepperoni pizza to be exact.

I basically googled the recipe. And then tripled it. ( And may or may not have quadrupled the pepperoni) I mixed mozzarella and chopped pepperoni with cream cheese. Then spread the mixture on the bottom of the dish. I poured pizza sauce over the mixture. And topped with MORE mozzarella and chopped pepperoni.

It baked at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
It is super healthy. But not really.

( I did have a bite and thought it was yummy... however, next time I make it, I will probably add some green peppers, or onions, or black olives, or whatever else I feel like eating at the time. That's why I like it so much. You can do whatever you want with it!)

And then I made Buffalo chicken dip. I got the recipe from here.

It was different from the ones I had seen before as it used Rotisserie chicken instead of canned.

But unfortunately (fortunately depending on your taste buds) I accidentally used this whole bottle... instead of half.


I followed the recipe exactly. Except for the chopped celery.
( And the extra spillage of buffalo wing sauce)

I wasn't sure how Chapin would accept vegetables.

Around these parts they use them to build forts. And do puppet shows. And for ammunition at the turkey shoots.

I can't make this stuff up, folks. It's legit. (sort of)

The dip turned out like this.
It got rave reviews. From my Dad. Who lives for "hot" stuff.

(And a lot of other people must have liked it too. Because there wasn't much left.)
Oh. And the thousands ( 60) of sausage balls that I made were there too.

It is not a party until the sausage balls show up.

At least that is what I hear.

And now the reason for the celebration...There was such a good turn out. And TONS of amazing gifts. This sweet baby is already loved by so many people.

My beautiful Aunt Laurie even came from Pawleys Island.

My sister and my Mom.
Randy ( the daddy-to-be-again) and my Dad. It looks like my Dad just found out that my sister is having a baby. It takes him a while to "get with the program".

The happy parents...
One big, happy family!! Abigail will be my sister's FIFTH child!

At least Abigail will even this family out a little bit more.
Girls rule! Boys drool.
Or something like that.


  1. Looks like a great time. So sorry we missed it.

  2. The food looks delish - can you send a care package to me? I love all the food you mentioned! I'm sorry I missed all the fun and food, but everyone looks like they're having a great time. Can't wait to see Abigail when she arrives. Love to all of you, Aunt Sandi