My first baby shower was last night. I have to say, it was everything and MORE than I thought it would be. I laughed, cried (happy tears of course), ate until I was stuffed, laughed some more, and I loved every minute of it. I have to warn you, this post is full of pictures (and this isn't even all of them!) but I just had to share some pictures from the evening.
I arrived to find this cute wreath on the door. My friend, Jules, made it for me to hang at the hospital and on our front door when A arrives! :)
We started eating soon after arrival. This was the food table. ALL HOMEMADE by my friend, Jules. The shower was at 6pm and she had a wonderful spread of food...all delicious!!
Mommy making her plate! :)
My M-I-L :)
This is me and my sis, Joy. We were eating and discussing how we could steal some of these recipes for our catering business. HA!
This is me & my friend, Jules. She was the fabulous hostess! Thank you for everything Jules.... I love you!!
Me, my sis, & my Momma
Me & Sara
Me & Holly
Me & my M-I-L
We had to get a pic of all the preggers! Becca & Andrea are both due with boys in October...Me & Sara are due with girls in November! :)
Holly, Molly & little Q
Katelyn, Paula & Anne
Becca, Jules, Dianne, & Lynette
Time to open gifts!!
Me & Joy
My sis, Joy, bought A this cute outfit. It looked like something I would wear, but teeny-tiny! (LOL) Loved it!!
My friend, Linda, made A this tutu...it was so tiny! So stinkin' cute!
And she also made her this one for when she gets a little older. A tutu for every stage in your life is a MUST! :)
My M-I-L bought A the cutest stuff. I didn't picture it all here, but here are a couple of items. These sweet little black shoes with pink ribbon ties. She bought A a pink tutu and these will look so cute with it!!
She also bought her this little swimsuit. A is going to look precious on the beach next summer!
Her Uncle Cary & Aunt Sara bought her this little surfboard tummy time mat!
These are my friends, Tori & Aamie...
They gave me this wonderful cookbook that A and I can cook out of together...
And of couse, we couldn't cook out of our special cookbook without matching monogrammed aprons!! I loved this gift. Mine says Mommy and A's has her name (which I had to cover up in this pic) :)
This next gift was one of the most special and emotional for me to open. As you can see, I was saying, awwwwwww...
That was before I started reading the card and broke down crying...
Dr. Lew & Sue bought this for A. The cake server has AJA (A's initials) engraved on it and the knife has "Love, Dr. Lew & Sue"
The card read....
My Birthday Knife
Here’s a gift for your birthday,
a gift you will use
in a very special way.
This knife shall be a tradition
you use every year,
for cutting your birthday cake
until your wedding day is here.
Many memories will be made
for you from now until then;
and with your groom
let new ones begin.
This heirloom will share
through all the years of joy,
a gift it will become
to your little girl or boy.
Seriously, how special is that? This is something that A will always treasure. I definitely want to carry on this new tradition with all of my babies. :)
I left this shower feeling so blessed and loved by my family and friends. It was all so surreal...to be sitting there opening presents for my baby girl. Thank you for making my 1st baby shower so special. I'm keeping every card, every picture, everything. I want A to know just how many people prayed for her, wanted her, & loved her, before she even arrived.
I love you all dearly,