Volunteer Alyssa and her husband Travis are now the official parents of 4 year old Zerion Allen Larsen, known to most as “Z”. To celebrate this wonderful occasion, The Next Stop threw mom Alyssa a “surprise shower”! We were actually able to pull this off without Alyssa having a clue. She walked into our activities room to the shouts of “SURPRISE!!”
After preparing little cheesecakes for our shower snacks and eating them all up, it was time to enjoy watching Alyssa open her presents. Ooooh, ahhhhh….
Being at a shower was a new experience for many members–so we couldn’t ignore the common custom of “shower games”. Volunteer Celie prepared a team game designed to match animal mothers with the names oftheir babies, as in “kangeroo”, baby is “joey”—we knew lots, and learned lots! And to top it off, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to guess what the baby food was by tasting it — although Z is not a baby anymore! A plateful of dinner and dessert, baby food style, was served and tasted–by most members anyway. The only recognizable food was the creamed corn. Even the pears were mistaken for applesauce!
Congratulations to the Larsen Family!!!