Thursday, July 7, 2011

baby shower: concord edition

We had the first of several showers a few weeks ago and it was so much fun! This one was for local friends of the Castrodales, as well as their sweet church family. They've all been so welcoming since I started coming 'round those parts. Love them.

It was hosted by Laura (SIL), Aunt Shelly (Andrew's aunt) and Timbs (a family friend) and held at my mother-in-law's house. You still with me? Good. Now I'll tell you about it in pictures.

There was a lot of good food, including eleventy billion dips made by Laura, who knows me so well...

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There were presents...

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And there were adorable decorations...

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The toys belonged to Andrew's cousins. Aunt Shelly dug them out of the attic for the occasion. This baby is so loved, y'all.

There were NOT shower games. Because I draw the line at awkward games that no one really enjoys. And my sweet hostesses like to cater to my every whim :)

But they did some amazingly sentimental things (my love language) instead, like:
  • Requesting on the invitation that guests bring a children's book with a note inside, instead of a card
  • Having everyone fill out Wishes for Baby cards, filling in the blank to statements like "I hope you're not afraid of _____________." Seriously, I'll treasure them forever.
  • Asking guests to write down words of wisdom and pieces of advice on cards that I can put in a little book (and keep close to my heart on those hard days)

All of it was so thoughtful and I loved every second. There were so many sweet faces to share it all with...

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Going clockwise: Laura, Jessica (MIL), my Aunt Rita (our boy's godmother) and the shower hosts.


After everyone left, I sat in the floor and showed it all to Andrew. Because I knew he'd be SO interested and I also wanted to look at it all again. And read through the books. And pet the baby clothes that are just so stinkin' soft.

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And this is what Andrew and his dad did while we told them all about the day...

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You see that look on my honey's face? It makes me all giddy and stuff. So I decided to have a baby with him. And then I got to have a shower.

Everybody wins.

5 friends said...:

  1. Oh my gosh. That giant baby is too funny!!

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  2. Alison / aPearantly SewJuly 8, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    First of all, you are the cutest little pregnant lady! Second, the shower looks amazing. I love all the thoughtful little things they did for you. I used to do the same thing with all the baby stuff before my first was born :) I would get it all out and look at everything & arrange his room ninety thousand times. Baby stuff is just SO cute. And his laundry, I used to love washing and drying and folding all those tiny little clothes. Only time in my life I enjoyed laundry!

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  3. You're so sweet! I'm glad I'm not alone in all the snuggling I've been doing with the baby stuff :)

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  4. Isn't it?! I thought that was so cute. One of the shower hostesses used to be in party planning so she made it with balloons!

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  5. Ah, a goodly segment of the people I love most in the world. Can't wait to be with you for Aunt Rita's shower in three weeks! Shout-out from the Memphis crew :-D

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