Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Baby Shower.

Baby is almost here!
On Saturday we celebrated Nellie and her baby boy with the best baby shower. A family friend was kind enough to open up her beautiful home on the river to our party and it was a great day with all the girls! And let me tell ya, our first nephew is going to be one spoiled baby! 
The girls and our baby!
4 Generations: Baby, Nellie, Mom & Grams
The two soon-to-be grandmas!
We put the guys to work! Dad and his cooking crew, led by 
chef Craig, made chicken marsala, mashed potatoes, asparagus and a 
spring salad for lunch. It was delicious!

Ben's (father of the baby) family was in charge of the decorations and they did such a great job. Everything looked so nice.
For the favors, everyone took home a bag of spring flower seeds
that attract butterflys and hummingbirds.
The jungle animal themed cupcakes were amazing.
The cake topper. We still haven't eaten it... it's too cute!

I was in charge of the entertainment. After lunch I had Nellie disappear for a few minutes while I tested the girls with "What was mommy wearing."  We did a "Fact or Myth" pregnancy test where you had to decide if the statements about pregnancy were true or just a common misconception. Also, I made a baby shower soundtrack that had 20 songs with "baby" in the title on it. (Some of my favorites: "Always Be My Baby" by Mariah Carey, "Baby Love" by the Supremes, and "Baby, Baby, Baby" by TLC). The music was playing throughout the party, so whoever tuned into the music had the advantage in the game "Hit Me Baby One More Time" where the girls had 5 minutes to come up with as many songs with "baby" in the title as they could. The winner had just 8. It was harder than it sounds!

The final game was "dirty diapers." I filled 5 baby diapers with melted candies and baby food that looked like baby poop, and the girls had to smell them to figure out what it was. It was hilarious watching people sniff them!
Dirty Diapers!
A sneak peak inside. Who knew a Snickers bar could look 
so disgusting?
Aunt Cora & grams trying to figure out what the heck was in those diapers!
Mrs. P taking a big whiff!
For those wondering... inside the diapers was melted and mashed up Reese's Peanut Butter cups, Snickers, Almond Joys, 3 Musketeers, and Butternut Squash baby food.

After games, Nellie opened a TON of presents. She got so much cute baby stuff...I can't wait for the little guy to play with everything. And momma Nellie was glowing :)
This will be baby's favorite shirt.

It was a beautiful day with beautiful people waiting on a beautiful baby!
Our little man will be here in 3 weeks! 
Can't wait :)


  1. Congratulations on becoming an auntie soon! It's one of the best gigs you can be blessed with :) cute shower! She must have felt so loved!

  2. Aw how fun!! Being an Aunt is the best thing ever!! I love the Aunt onsie!

  3. looks like a great time!

  4. aww how fun!!!
    Being an auntie is the BEST!

  5. Perfect post, baby bring tone of happiness for every family and after that parents start to buy appropriate products for their little one diapers for babies

  6. What a cuuute baby shower! I LOVE that huge Alphabet print w/ the jungle animals. That is so precious! :)

    I've played the diaper game before too-- always funny to look at the pics of people with their noses in diapers!! Haha!

  7. I remmeber how excited we were when we had the first niece come into our family. We all adopted her as our own and Devyn grew up with 4 moms instead of two. =)
    Enjoy this time, NOTHING beats being an auntie!

  8. the time is coming!! how exciting!!

    1. same opinion so they must buy diapers for babies with best price.

  9. Ok, now i want to have a shower and have you come and arrange it for me and be my new bff ...
    except for the part where i am a little too old to be birthing babies ;)


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