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Gamer Gender Reveal

My husband is a major video gamer! He has an arcade (with actual arcade cabinets) in our basement for pete’s sake. Anyway, he has been wanting to do a gamer gender reveal ever since I was expecting baby #3, so he’s had to wait a couple of years to do this. It was his idea to have a pink or blue Xbox 360 controller inside the box that we have the girls unwrap. If you know me, you know that I wasn’t going to lay down the cash for two colored controllers though, so I found some of those colored silicone covers HEREand it was around $10 to buy both pink and blue.
The girls were given a box that was wrapped in gender neutral baby wrapping paper and they knew that a pink controller meant girl and blue meant boy. I wrapped the controller in both pink and blue tissue paper to make the unwrapping part take just a little bit longer and I didn’t want the controller just clinking around inside the box.
I have never laughed so hard putting together a post. The girls reaction to the news was nothing like I had imagined it would be and it just makes me giggle when I scroll through the pictures and watch their faces change as the news starts to sinks in.
Well, here is our announcement! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
First, in video form, and then scroll down to see stills of it all.

It’s a GIRL? What?!
Not sure what to think.
Starting to get sad.
A little more sadness.
It sinks in some more and they are NOT pleased!
Now it turns into a full on fit throwing party since they had their hearts set on a brother and they are getting ANOTHER sister.
Seeing the before and after the news right next to each other is pretty funny so I put them together so you don’t have to scroll back up.

Minus the pictures of the controllers, all photos were taken by my awesome friend Stephanie who is a professional photographer with Sweet Cheeks Photography.

She is my go-to and I am always SO happy with how her pictures turn out.

She’s going to be taking a break for a couple of months as she’s having a baby very soon, but once she’s done she is currently in Utah Valley for those of you that would like her to photograph your kids.

*In preparation for this post I felt like I needed to go all out and buy them all new outfits and have them dressed to a T in case this post is really popular (*sigh* the pressures we bloggers place on ourselves for everything to look just perfect…).

Then I realized it wouldn’t be genuine if I were to do that though because I am crazy-frugal and I knew that I need to set an example.

Just use what you have, there is no need to impress anyone…these are my memories & I’d rather remember my kids on what they look like daily than what they look like uncomfortably dolled up.

*Hey there, thanks for stopping by my website. This article is super old, so it has been archived as I no longer update it…so proceed if you wish…but it is definitely not my best work. Please stop by my home page, here, and see some of my better content. Thanks! ~Sarah*