Hello, my friends! I'm a bit behind on posting because it's been a busy (and somber) few days, but I wanted to tell you all about the lovely weekend I had. Because thanks to these two amazing ladies ...
*Mum on the left and Aunt Marcia on the right*
... Baby-O and I were treated to an absolutely beautiful baby shower! It was a spring afternoon shower, and there was a delicious array of fruit, finger foods and assorted savories ...
As well as a wonderfully refreshing BLUE punch:
All this was followed (after presents) by coffee and tea ...
Blue was the theme of the day, natch. ;)
And for dessert - fruit & cream pastries, pecan turtle cookies, fruit salad (with a vanilla-orange zest syrup) and THE most adorable cupcakes!
My aunt ordered these beauties - chocolate, vanilla, red velvet and carrot - from a local bakery. All of them topped with soft, whipped frosting made up like little booties!
The day was just perfect for April ~ a mixture of clouds and sun, a bit cool in the high 50s. And inside everything looked so cozy and cute!
How adorable are these window stickers?!
Balloons, banners, etc.
Shower favors: blue Hershey kisses and "It's a Boy!" pencils. :)
And there were, of course, presents!
I love wrapping paper and pretty bags, don't you? Every gift was so beautifully wrapped and so thoughtfully chosen ... Bill and I felt so treated! We joked that waiting 12 years to have another baby really paid off, lol!
And look at this gorgeous package ...
This was hand-painted by our dear friend Vicki ... and I only wish I had snapped the other sides of the box - they were just as pretty!
Here I am with Vicki's two daughters, Kristel and Tiffany ...
Dear childhood friends ... it honestly doesn't seem that long ago we were running around in bathing suits, making crafts and riding bikes ... with our moms close by, keeping watch. And here we are now, all mothers ourselves, doing the same thing with our own kids!
And though I was certainly surrounded by presents, more importantly I was surrounded by many loved ones ... what a happy day.
The main event was held in my parents' family room.
Mum, me, Marcia and my Aunt Pat in pink.
While Marcia kept a record of gifts, Mum kept the cards organized.
Bill's mom (aka Grandma Barbara) and Aunt Anne, as well as his sister Ami.
My godmother, Kathy, with her daughter Barbara and granddaughter Allison.
Ami and Eric - such a cute couple!
My cousin Kate (who will be Baby O's godmother) and her boyfriend, Paul, alongside my cousin Kara (Earlybird's godmother) and my Uncle Karl. In front is my cousin Mark's daughter, Anna.
As well as our Earlybird ...
And let's not forget the little "man" of the hour ... Baby O himself!
34 Weeks ~ just a few more to go!
(By the way, I would like to say thank you to my Bill and Bill's Dad (aka Grandpa Bill) for the pictures they took - very few of these photos were taken by me.)
And oh my, we received so many cute things for Baby O!
And many necessities, too! Such as wipes (seen above), diapers, onesies, washcloths and receiving blankets ... as well as a baby tub, changing pad, bouncer seat, car seat/stroller system and a play-pen equipped with a bassinette and changing top ...
This is one lucky laddie, I tell you!
(We're the lucky ones, though - lucky, blessed, and so very, very grateful.)
Well, my friends, I thank you ~ for indulging me in this very long post and sharing in our joy. While I'm here today, I would also like to express my very best wishes to my friend Nissa, who delivered a beautiful baby boy of her own this very morning! So happy for Nissa and her whole family ... Welcome, little George Christophe!
So I'll wrap up for now, but I also wanted to mention that though I have not had a chance to watch the most recent episode of Call the Midwife, I'm hoping to do so tonight. So my Masterpiece Monday is looking more like a Masterpiece Thursday this week. ;)
I hope to have the post up early tomorrow morning ...
Have yourselves a good evening, everyone ... see you here again sometime soon!