It will be lesss than a month ( August ) before Janie ( nee Coronel ) and Cesar Jr. Junio will be welcoming their first baby . They are expecting a girl .
Marie Aquino Junio and daughter Charmagne decided to host a baby shower lunch for Janie and CJ's baby on July 9th , 2011 at the St . Anthony's Parish Hall in West Vancouver at 12:00 noon .The hall was decked with the appropriate decor . Jeremy , the eldest of the Junio siblings took time off from his work in Kelowna to attend the special occasion for Janie and C.J. Unfortunately , C.J , the father -to-be was not present during lunch due to his new job . He made it up during the opening of gifts at home .
We like to share the pictures with our family and friends and to take the opportunity to thank all of those who were present during the occasion . Thank you to those who did not make it but sent in their regrets .
Pictured here is the Parish hall the night Marie Aquino Junio and daughter Charmagne ( who hosted the baby shower for youngest son CJ ( and brother to Charmagne ) and wife Janie's baby ) transformed it into a pink venue .
The baby shower motif was about animals ( as requested by mom-to-be- Janie ) so what better way to show it than with a NOAH'S ARK theme ?
Tess Carvajal Marier led the prayer before meal
Linda Lew , Tess C . Marier , Rusty C. Miraflor at the buffet table .
Cecille G. Carpio , Marie, Precy M . Alvear , Elizabeth Hill-Santos and Mrs. Inday ( Veronica ) Catalan finally made it to the buffet table ...
Mike and Angie Encarnacion made it on time though they were almost lost on their way to St . Anthony's Parish .
Leny C. Guiang , Gina C. Perez , Carol C. Cox , Precy M. Alvear and Julie C . Ydia are joined by the mother-to-be Janie Coronel Junio as lunch started ..
Cherry Galorport , Catherine Largo ( with husband and son ), Janie , Cheque Salabet and Jennifer A. Garcia had fun meeting and knowing more about each other as they ate their lunch .
Nora Gambioli Lefort , Elizabeth Hill-Santos , Gloria Jubilo are seated while Janie , Linda Lew and Marie stand at this table .
Seated at this table are Tess C. Marier , Rusty C. Miraflor ( partly hidden ) Mona L. Tan , Monica Wong and Rena C. Pagal while Janie , Marie and Cecille listen to Monica's story ..
Mrs. Inday Catalan , daughter Boots C. Valdez , Elizabeth V. Elsener , Enna de Guzman , Marie A. Junio , Judith de Vera , Aida B. dela Rosa and Ana Shamper are joined by mother-to -be Janie ..
Time for the Pinata : Rusty tries her hands ( and strength ) in hitting the prize-laden "pinata"..
Nora Almost did it with her strong hits but unfortunately , the pinata remained intact although " bruised "..
Wow , Enna finally did it . Out came all the goodies , mostly for the ladies .. Congrats , Enna , you must have a lot of strength to tackle the pinata .
And the winners in the different games are :
Leny Guiang is shown receiving her prize from Charmagne who organized the games
Carol is claiming her prize from Janie and Charmagne .
Another prize - winner is Enna de Guzman
Linda Lew claims her prize ..
Three winners who got their prizes are Cathy Largo , Carol C. Cox and Gloria Jubilo..
Nora receives her prize from Charmagne while Janie looks on ..
Congratulations to all the winners ! !
Now it is time to take a bite of that special Noah's Ark cake ..
Janie with her Noah's Ark cake
Honoree Janie with host Charmagne ready to cut the special cake ..
Finally , Janie cuts the cake after putting to safety all the cute animals . ( They are not edible , anyway ) .
Host Charmagne , honoree Janie , host Mom Marie and eldest son Jeremy took time for a family photo ..
Marie , Janie , Tess and Charmagne
Group picture of guests seated are Angie , Estrella , Rena , Tess , Mona and Rusty . Standing are Gloria , Jennifer ( halfway hidden ) , Julie , Marie and Linda ..
Another group of guests , seated are Gina , Jennifer , Janie and Charmagne
After the baby shower event at the hall , Marie , Charmagne and Jeremy went to CJ and Janie's home and had the usual opening of gifts . So , after all , CJ did not miss the shower party . Here are some pictures of CJ and Janie .
CJ and Janie enjoyed opening the gifts for their baby ..
Again , thank you to all our relatives and friends , specially those who were present during this special occasion . Let us remember in our prayers CJ and Janie and their soon - to - be born baby . GOD BLESS THEM .