Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gender Announcement

The whole reason that we kept our ultrasound a secret is because we wanted to surprise everyone after the fact.  We talked about doing it at LL's birthday party, but to be honest, I was a little hesitant at first.  I wanted to do it at a time when all of our friends and family were gathered together (and - duh - her party was pretty much our only chance for that), but I really didn't want to take away from her day at all.  I mean, this was her birthday, everyone was there to celebrate her, and I didn't want to take that away from her.  

After lots of talking, Matt and I finally came up with a plan that we thought would work out fine.  We decided to blow up a blue balloon with helium and wrap it up as one of her presents.  Then, at the end of the party (after she had already gotten all of the attention on her for most of the time!) we'd have her open her present.  Since it was filled with helium, when she opened it, it would just float out and surprise everyone.  

We decided to go ahead and tell my sister our plan because we knew that we would want someone to video tape the whole thing.  So she totally knew everything (even about the upcoming ultrasound) weeks in advance.  :)

It all turned out completely perfect!  Here are some pics and the video from our announcement:


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