One of our goals for the weekend family get together was the celebration of my sister Rebecca's baby-to-be. She has been home visiting for a couple weeks, so while she was here I thought I'd throw her a baby shower. My little sister Lindsay, my Mom, and her friend Susan came from out of town for the event! We gathered with them and more some friends and family for a fun time talking about baby stuff and eating yummy treats. I had a fun time choosing decorations and making cupcakes and a banner.
The banner was a quick project that turned out really cute and will now serve as a celebration banner for birthday's and other special events. I think I'll finish it out with some bias tape instead of the floss I used and maybe sew on fabric letters instead of the construction paper ones I used here.
My other favorite project was the frosting for the cupcakes. My sister Lindsay gets some credit for reading the back of the food coloring box to find the recipe for the perfect spring shades we used. The cupcakes were also decorated by Hadley with jelly bellies. Throw in some cute flowers, brightly colored tissue paper for the table and we had ourselves a party.
Hadley made Rebecca a crown for her baby (if it's a boy and a tiara if it's a girl) and cousin Eli served as a mighty adorable model!
p.s. BTW my girls did not fare well with all of this excitement. Amelia still has a terrible cough and runny nose, plus now she has pink eye in both eyes (thank you Hadley). Hadley has kicked the pink eye and traded it for a raging new cold (I guess it's new from the one she had the week before last??) We are all home today trying to get healthy so we can enjoy our family vacation next week to Disney World!!!