And the baby’s middle name is……………

And the baby’s middle name is…………Wait for it!

Hello friends!  I wanted to share a little fun from the baby shower this past weekend!  If you missed the  shotgun wedding announcement here is the only photo I have.  I will take it!

Alyssa & PJ Brooks

If you can tell from the photo my new daughter in law is half chinese and half mexican.  This makes for a fun family get together, let me tell you!

I am not a huge fan of showers I will admit.  I usually have to drag myself to such events but I was more than thrilled and a little nervous to host this event for Alyssa.  Thankfully my hubby was a real trooper and completed my honey-do list and the house has never looked better!

I got the idea from Deborah over at Confessions of a Mother Runner and I assembled a fun bubble bar.  It was a huge hit!  I found all the necessary plasticware I needed at Amazon and used some favorite juice flavors, champagne and sprite for mixers.  I will tell you the passionfruit juice was the crowd favorite.  The frozen blueberries kept the drinks nice and cold!

Alyssa opening gifts!

Alyssa feeding her Mom in the baby food taste test!











Alyssa’s girlfriend was in charge of the games, thank goodness, and everyone had a fun time!  We tasted baby food, wrote messages on diapers for late night diaper changes and I even got in on the diaper challenge.  Cause you know I am so good at that!  Check out this funny video clip!

I added a couple catering trays from Publix, chicken tenders and a Cesaer salad, the cake, a veggie and cheese tray and a fruit salad and there was plenty to eat!

In Alyssa’s family it is tradition for the grand mother to name the baby’s middle name.  The baby’s first name is Luna, mexican/spanish for moon.  Finally, the announcement was made and the baby’s middle name is Ming Yuet.   You pronounce it like ming ute.  Cantonese/Chinese for bright moon.  Luna Ming Yuet Brooks.  I cannot wait for her arrival!

Mar Mar wrote this for me! Ming Yuet in Chinese

I think everyone had fun visiting and the first guests did not leave until 4 hours later!  By this time Mr. Jackson showed back up at the house thinking by now I need back up and that sweet little chinese Grandma, Mar Mar took to him like nobodies business.  Let’s just say when she comes back next time she will be wearing her swimsuit and she has every intention of spending the day with my hubby waterskiing on the lake.  Go Grandma!  Look at that smile!

Alyssa’s mom-Maria, her mother-Grandma Martine, Alyssa, my new best friend, the Chinese grandmother Mar Mar and Me- don’t I look tall!

Let’s just say after I got the last person out of my house my last party guest left it was time for a little happy hour if you know what I mean!  LOL!

Don’t you love a fun family get together?  I think this new part of our family will keep us laughing for years!  Thanks for stopping by, Skippy is super excited about this baby’s arrival!  

48 Responses so far.

  1. Tamieka says:

    How cute!!

    What a beautiful name….can’t wait to meet her 😉

    Looks like a great time was had by all!

  2. What a beautiful name, and family! Congrats!

  3. Kimberly G says:

    Awwe what a happy event! What an exciting time for you and your family!!

  4. Chaitali says:

    It sounds like you put on a wonderful celebration for the mom-to-be! I love the idea of the bubbly bar. It looks like everyone had a great time 🙂
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  5. I definitely don’t like going to showers but I do like hosting parties at my house so maybe I would feel differently if I were the host. Sounds like you were a great hostess and everyone had fun. I like the name Luna!

  6. What a fun tradition and a great shower!
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  7. Looks like it all went well. Nothing like a little happy hour reward after hosting a party like that. You earned it.
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  8. Marcia says:

    What a sweet party! Love baby Luna’s full name. What a great pic of all of you! I think grandma Mar-Mar is going to kick some ass! :p
    Now I guess I need to come up with Sweet 16 party games.
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    • MB says:

      Thank you Marcia! Grandma Mar-Mar is a hoot! I hope I am a handful when I am in my 80’s! HMMMMMM sweet 16 party games? Twister? 🙂 XXOO

  9. Rachel says:

    OMG I LOOOOOOVE HER NAME!!!! She’s going to be such a beauty. So many congrats to you and the mama to be and the rest of your entire extended family!

    (And yes I know what you mean about happy hour after the guests leave… it’s necessary and amazing. 🙂 )
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  10. What a pretty name!!
    Congratulations to your family.
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  11. Step GG says:

    You are the best and have always done the best. You and that great hubby of yours. And the name….. love. And you and Mark too. So plan a must less stressed B&B party next month for the ‘rents and TX sweethearts.
    You do good my dear. May is your month, my favorite pineapple farmer. Love you to the moon and back! Hugs and love. Barb

  12. Coco says:

    Sounds like a great new family! I love learning about – and continuing – family traditions.
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  13. Oh yeah you did the bubble bar!! It’s so fun and congrats to you all can’t wait to see a photo of the one arrive (when it’s time!)
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  14. Well how cute is this? Moon moon. Love it! Sounds like this baby will get a lot of love.

    You look great and so does your house. Next time I need a party, I know who to call for the planning!
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  15. It looks like everyone had fun!
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  16. jaelynnakin says:

    Love the name!! You need to work on your diapering skills MB!!!

  17. I love that part of her Chinese culture is being passed down. I’m Filipino and my middle name is my mother’s maiden name so now my girls have my maiden name as one of their middle names!
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    • MB says:

      I like the family tradition part too, it is so interesting to me. Their names will always have a story behind them 🙂

  18. Toni says:

    Looks like a fun event! Love the baby’s name! Congrats!
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  19. GiGi says:

    Awww! Cute lil party and middle name! 😉
    If/when I have a kid… JUST WAIT for their names, BAH HA HA AH AH! Oh wait, now apparently I am having two! LOL!
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  20. I always love learning about different cultural traditions! It’s so cool that her grandmother got to choose the baby’s middle name. Congratulations to your family on their new addition. 🙂
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  21. Awwwww 😉 I think we ALL are excited for this baby’s arrival!! Congrats, again, Grandma MB 😉
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  22. It looks like you all had a great baby shower! Congrats again on your expanding family!
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  23. That cake! I have to admit I love baby showers! How fun and love that you did the bubble bar. I may have to do that for a party!
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    • MB says:

      The bubble bar is tons of fun and people can create all they want! I like using the champagne flutes because then you know that no one really drinks to much. Although Grandma Mar Mar only needed one and whoa! She was a ton of fun!

  24. HoHo Runs says:

    What fun! Skippy, you did good! I’m going to steal the bubble bar idea. And, I love they are incorporating her family’s tradition into the middle name.

    • MB says:

      Thanks! I like the idea of family tradition too- it is very important. I am sure this child will be just as unique as her name <3

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I am a wife, mother, stepmother, working healthcare financial professional and a 5K enthusiast! I love to travel, try new products, meet new friends, eat great food and drink great wine! Why not run around the world in my tutu and tennies?
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