Sunday was my birthday! And as is tradition at the Woodman classroom, we had a celebration!
But not just any ol’ birthday celebration, mind you. I was surprised with a birthday/bridal shower luncheon on Monday!
My co-workers seriously rock. No wonder Woodman is the most coveted classroom.
So I headed into the kitchen around 12:15, prepared for my birthday lunch, as as I rounded the corner I saw… (da, da, da!)… a Victoria’s Secret bag. And I was all, “wha?” and Brittany was all, “welcome to your birthday bridal shower!” And I was all, “the guys are leaving, right? Right?”
Nope. The guys stayed.
We had a big ol’ potluck with lumpia, fried chicken, couscous, a fruit bowl, and two cakes… one of which was my favorite Hans & Harry cake.
Brittany even facilitated bridal shower games to play! She passed out clothespins to play the “you may not say the words bride, groom, wedding, dress, or Chris” game. I lost real fast on that one, using Chris’ name of course. But Dave ended up winning his very first bridal shower game from it.
We also did the “how much do all these things cost?” with a bag of cleaning supplies… I was exactly $1 off that game, P.S., with a guess of $16.76. Darn that Rachel girl for taking that prize from me.
(But it’s okay: I got to keep all the stuff in the bag. Chris and I will have a clean house!)
Co-workers Lora Lae and Baby Rachel (Woodman inside joke):
Our resident math wiz, Domingo, hanging loose at the shower, and sporting his clothespin:
Michelle, who is my specific teacher, and who is amazing!
Me opening up various presents and cards. I got a birthday card signed by the students and a special card delivered by two of my favorites, plus the Woodman staff card. I was a little, ahem, wary of opening my Victoria’s Secret bag in front of the guys, but Michelle assured me it was fine. In it was a gift card… thank goodness. 😉
I also got something from our registry: our two glass mixing cups. Our kitchen is well on its way. And, my fellow scrapbooking co-worker Lora Lae also gave me an adorable scrapbook for wedding pictures, in our specific wedding colors! Loved it!
But by far, the best picture of the day goes to Baby Rach:
Thank you, Woodman friends! I love working with you all and couldn’t ask for a better place to spend the majority of my day!