Friday, May 3, 2013

Baby Shower Fun…


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Last Saturday I hosted a baby shower for Danielle. As you can see, she is very pregnant. With a due date of June 1st, we don’t have long to wait for this beautiful little girl to arrive. We are so excited! This will be our 3rd grandchild, and our middle son’s first child. They are going to be wonderful parents.
 
For the shower we had a “Sugar & Spice” theme. It was so much fun to put together.
 
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For the table centerpiece I used framed pictures of Thomas and Danielle when they were little.
Everyone really enjoyed looking at all the pictures and wondering who the baby will look like.
 
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My good friend Marsha from Texas was such a HUGE help to me. She designed the invitations and the fun.
 
We did a “Guess How Many” game with a baby bottle full of M&M’s, and everyone gave the mom to be a “Little Bit of Advice” for baby. I wish I could remember all the advice that was given, but a couple that I do remember are…
 
Get used to cold food and no sleep.
and
Read…read, read, read!
 
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This was probably my favorite part. It’s a box that holds “Wishes for Baby”. Each guest filled out a card by filling in the blanks to things such as…

Dear Rylee~
 
I hope you learn……
I hope you aren’t afraid…
I hope you love….
I hope you grow….
I hope you ignore….
I hope you never forget….
 
There were many more, but you get the idea. Once these were filled out and signed, they were placed in a sweet little box that baby Rylee will someday get to open. I just love things like this. Thank you so much Marsha for such a great idea!
 
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This is a picture of the cradle that we used for Thomas after he was born. I have saved it all these years with the hopes that he would someday have a sweet little baby that he could rock in it, and then pass it down to the next generation with the story that he himself was once rocked to sleep by his mommy in this same cradle.
 
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In keeping with the theme, we did a table that was all “Sugar & Spice”….cinnamon spice drops, ginger candy, clove candy, hot tamales, teddy bear gummies, little lamb lollipops, and so much more.
 
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Thank you to my niece Betsy, and my sister in law Susan, for making such beautiful and tasty cupcakes. They were a real hit!
 
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The little girls were all blinged up for the shower and really enjoyed the “sugar”.
 
Our granddaugher told us a couple days before the shower that she couldn't wait to go to the baby washer. From the mouths of babes, as they say!
 
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A beautiful quilt for the baby was made by the ladies in the church.
 
As you can see, it was a nice time. Now we are looking forward to the birth of baby Rylee.
 
Enjoy your week, and thanks for stopping by. I do enjoy your visits.
 
Blessings,
Julie

2 comments:

  1. You are more than welcome, Julie, for the help! It was fun to participate even from a long distance! Marsha

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  2. I really could not have done this without you. My mind was so overwhelmed, and you were my calm. Thank you!
    Blessings,
    Julie

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