My families threw us a baby shower on Saturday and boy, do I feel blessed! It never ceases to amaze me the generosity of friends, family, and church members when there’s a wedding or new baby. They just give, give, give! We got so many nice things, including lots of diapers and wipes which we asked for. Like with our first baby, we’ve decided not to find out the gender until the baby arrives in mid-July, but we still got lots of girl stuff. There are lots of folks hoping this second child is a girl…
I had seen an article in Southern Living Magazine about a purple and teal party and fell in love, so that was our theme. I wanted to have the shower at our new house since we’ve only been here about 3 months and not many people have had a chance to come see it. My mom made a cake and my mother in law had special little chocolates made. Then, the best part of all is my sister from Tennessee showed up and surprised us! Well, I say “surprised.” It was strange, because the day before the shower, I had this gut feeling that she was going to be there for some reason. She’s a terrible sneak and never gets away with anything. 🙂
When you’re showered with love and gifts like we were on Saturday, you just scratch your head and wonder what in the world you did to deserve so many blessings. I still don’t feel like we deserve anything good we get, but I’m terribly happy that so many people love and care for us.
Enjoy some pictures from the party!
I made the banner and our neighbor brought the beautiful flowers from her house.
A sign in sheet letting folks guess the birth date, gender, weight, and length
My mom embracing my younger sister who surprised us from TN
Me and my little sis
Purple and teal balloons to help folks find our place
I did purple petunias in teal pots up our walkway – they were so pretty!
My mom made the pretty cake – it was so tasty!
Me, my mom, my great aunt, and my younger sister
Mom and me posing with the cake and trying to keep my two year old out of it
Cute outfits from my sis – I love the polka dots!
Folks were so sweet and brought our son gifts, too.
A lady’s husband hand made a step stool for our kiddos
Diapers! I love Luvs!
A sweet little lovey blanket – it’s so soft
My mom made this blanket too – she’s so talented.
Mom, me, and my sister
Peonies that I picked – they are so fragrant – I love them!
The neighbor’s beautiful bouquet
My dad, sis, and son taking a walk after the shower
Clothes, cards, and misc. items we received
Lots of diapers and wipes!
Three handmade blankets were given for this new baby
All the sweet cards and wishes
This baby has TWO loveys – don’t you love that orange monkey?
We got GIRL stuff!
And we got gender neutral stuff, too
Everyone rants about the rock and play sleepers – we got two, which is great!