Going through these pictures of my Cincinnati baby shower has me feeling all sorts of grateful for the friends we’ve made in the past year and a half. Casey threw the most darling brunch shower for me and this little guy and it’s hard to believe it was just earlier this year I was pulling things together for her surprise shower!
A few pictures (and a bit of commentary):
just like the second picture in this post, we could also title this shot “the party planners and the guest of honor” …. Haley, I think that means you’re next 😉
^I wore this lovely plum dress from Queen Bee Maternity and decided a baby shower is the perfect excuse for a large bow on your belly 😛
^between the chicken salad sandwiches and the stuffed mushrooms I was in food heaven. I probably ate at least five of each (and I didn’t even know I liked stuffed mushrooms!)
^these lovely blue blooms were the perfect decorations (and they were spread throughout Casey’s house all weekend …nothing says welcome like fresh flowers in the guest bathroom)
^a little pre party setup — and I still have the diaper cake assembled and think it might kill me a little to actually use the diapers #toocute
^another shot before the guests (other than the party planners) arrived… and decorations I got to take home 🙂
^all the lovely moms filled out advice for this new mama
^this is my “oh my goodness isn’t this the cutest little shirt you’ve ever seen” face
^a friend made this little fox hat!
^dessert was redvelvet cake (with glass pacifiers on the top), chocolate covered oreos and chocolate covered strawberries
^a big thanks to this lady for snapping pictures with my camera throughout the day … I already miss her and all our photo fall photo adventures from last year and can’t believe she leaves in just a few weeks for her mission!
^It’s a bit blurry but I truly love this lady. Not only is she the most amazing friend a girl could ask for, but her example of patience, gratitude, and joy help me be better. And let’s be serious, if it weren’t for the crash course in motherhood I’ve gotten from getting to spend time with her family these past 18 months I’d be significantly more terrified of what is coming in January (she also makes the cutest children, but I’m a bit biased). Thanks, Casey, for being wonderful.
**The only mishap of the weekend/shower was that in my twenty minutes of unpacking and repacking between trips I managed to remember everything but a regular bra. And so in all these pictures (and for church the following day) I’m wearing this with the straps down…not my finest moment.
***A big thanks to Queen Bee Maternity for sending this beautiful dress my way for the shower! They have an incredible collection of quality maternity and nursing wear and I really love how this dress will be perfect for covering the post birth pooch as well (maybe without the big sash?).