Wednesday, November 23, 2011

catch-up: Baby shower

My baby shower...
was the day after the wedding. It was amazing. My parents' house has been re-modeled for most of my pregnancy and had just barely finished it a few days before this shower. It is the most beautiful renovation that I've ever seen. It worked out perfectly since so many people came and there was plenty of room. My sister-in-law Estefi went above and beyond for me. The invitations turned out ADORABLE. It was a pumpkin theme. My mother- in- law Kerri also went nuts. She made the most delicious soups and desserts that I could ever wish for. My step mother- in- law Shelly did the decorations-- of course they were darling-- and I just couldn't ask for better support from so many aunts, cousins, friends, sisters, in-laws...I had such a blast and this little boy has more than he'll ever need or want. My closest Aunt Cindy made me this almond cake that had a Mummy on it, complete with the saying, "I love Mummy". And of course MY mommy was a busy-bee just getting the house looking perfect. I feel so incredibly blessed. This little boy of mine is one lucky dude!

 I don't know why the pictures are so small-- but this is a changing table that Estef found and refinished for me! She also did the crib, but we couldn't get it to fit in any of our cars to bring to the shower! This was the first time that I saw it and it made me so excited. (Side note: we just found out that she's having another BOY!! She's due April 8th. I couldn't be more excited that our boomer will have a boy cousin his age!! Her first two ultrasounds at the hospital were wrong! We thought she was expecting a girl. So fun!)

 Of course Shelly and Fifi had to make me diaper cakes....this one that Shelly made was huge! She included all different brands and sizes so that I could more easily figure out which ones will work for my babe's bum. :) What a smart woman. They will keep me stocked for at least a little while. Thank you!

Fifi's adorable "Panda" themed diaper cake. Our nursery is all things panda--since those of you who know me know that I have been obsessed with them since high school!
 This is my aunt Cindy working hard on my cake! I love her so much! Isn't she adorable? I hope I look like her at her age! You'd never guess how old she is. She worked her tail off to make it just perfect--and it was!

 I have the coolest aunts in the world. L-R: Diana (my adopted aunt), Jennie, and Cindy. I had a bunch of other aunts there who didn't make it into the picture! Thank you Auntie Wendy, Sara, Sarah, and Becki for coming too!
 And I had to get a picture with my grandma Carol. That's my cousin Brea on the left. I forget how short I am until I see me next to other "short" women. Ahh the life of a 5-footer (who's prego). It was such a fun shower and we came home with a couple carloads of goodies. I missed a bunch of friends from my old ward who didn't come though. I'll post pictures of his nursery soon!

1 comment:

  1. I wanna see the nursery when it is ready! and how your sis in law refinished the furniture! too cute!