Monday, November 24, 2008

Baby Showers!!!

Weeks later and I'm still feeling incredibly blessed (and still working on Thank you notes. I'm sorry for the delay ... I wanted to hand make them all so they're taking some time). We are so fortunate to have such wonderful family and friends. It was great to spend time with them and celebrate our baby-to-be!

The first shower was hosted by my dear friends, Jen and Charlene, along with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. My mother-in-law graciously offered to have it at her new home. I was blown away by the amount of thought and effort that went into the shower planning. To say it was amazing is not giving everything they did enough credit. I'm still thinking about all of the hand made details and how nice everything was. We played 2 cute games and I think every guest left with a gift! The invitations were PERFECT as well. The girls went with a nest/baby bird theme. I LOVED every detail.

Here are some pics to show off their hard work!

Me with hostesses. I'm still waiting to get a copy of a better pic of Charlene, Jen, and me where we're looking at the camera. Sorry girls!

The group of ladies

The favors ... adorable bird cookie cutters and lollipop cookie rattles. Seriously, how cute?!

LOVE the banner and this photo tree! They included pics of Matt and me all throughout my pregnancy and ultra sound pics.

The diaper cake and baby clothesline. Can you guess how many diapers?

Like I said, I'm still amazed by all of the details. They are so thoughtful.

The second shower was hosted by my aunt and cousin at my aunt's new home in Maryland. I was able to catch up with old family friends, my aunt's friends, and my family. Some of those ladies helped send me off to college, danced at our wedding, and are now helping us prepare for our first baby. It was another great day! We are truly blessed to have such wonderful people a part of our lives. It was fun to share the excitement with all of them!

A pic of Matt and I at home before I left for my 2nd shower. 29 weeks.

One of the few pics from the shower that wasn't blurry.

With my cousin Erin and Aunt Cathleen. Sorry for the dark photo. I'm not sure what was going on with my camera that day.

We're so thankful for all of the generous gifts too. Our little guy is stocked up with books for us to read to him, clothes, and necessary baby gear! It was fun to sort through it all in HIS room too.