As you know, it's been a few years since we had our last baby. Almost 8 to be exact. As we got rid of all our baby gear when Benjamin turned five, we have been gathering up the baby goods from family, friends, and garage sales.
My sweet team at work decided to throw a baby shower for me. They are so thoughtful. I felt a little weird about a baby shower for a third baby but they assured me this was normal with the time lapse and also, more than anything, they told me they just wanted to plan a shower. You'll see from the photos (sorry for the quality of the phone photos) that Stampin’ Up! showers, parties or any event you can decorate gets the full treatment. It really was a team effort.
The girls (Annie, Dani and Julie) took inspiration from my crib bedding for color and theme. The decor, balloons, banner and party favors all matched exactly. With the help of other sweeties in the SU world they brought in the famous Kathy cookies and Amy cupcakes. Eating these treats on their own is truly an event. They also served a Cafe Rio lunch, i.e. "Free Meal!" for all who attended-complete with sugar rimmed Fauxjitos!
I can't tell you how touched I am by the effort the girls put into planning this event. I am also grateful for the many friends who took time out of their busy day to attend. I can't believe the generosity from all these great people. It was humbling. You can see from the pictures just a few of the super cute (and many homemade) gifts that were given to our new baby. While thank you notes are coming I must say a HUGE THANK YOU now as well. When we unloaded all the gifts from the car, Chris and the boys were truly amazed with the generosity as well. Thank you all for your caring and sharing in this exciting time with us.