This shower has been a long time coming. I would say I've been planning for two months, but, honestly, the excitement has been building for years. Ever since I knew my sweet friend Karen wanted to have another baby. Her daughter, Emma, is almost five, and she is, by far, the coolest, most hilarious five year-old I have ever met. She's seriously the best, and her "Auntie Suzanne" is completely obsessed with her. I fully expect baby Jake to be no different, and I can't wait until July rolls around. I want to smother him with hugs and kisses. Okay, enough mushy stuff...let's get to the pictures.
Disclaimer: I can't claim full credit for this shower. I hosted along with two other lovely ladies that I grew up with in church. I hadn't spent time with them in a while, so it was nice to share hosting duties.
Seersucker and Burlap
Sweet Emma and her Grandma
Olivia, Mom, and Nicole
Me, Mom, and Nicole
Three Generations: My sister, my Mom, and my Grandma
How cute are these cookies??
Instead of playing games, we left these "Wishes for Baby" cards on the tables, along with pens, that the guests could fill out while they were sitting around. I'm going to put all of the cards in a photo album and journal the gifts that each guest purchased off to the side of the card.
Also, you may be wondering why I don't have any pictures of Karen posted. Well, one of the other hostesses brought her camera, as well, and took a ton of group and candid shots of Karen throughout the shower. I didn't want to bombard her, so I figured I would just steal a few of those photos once she had them posted. I hoped she would put them up before this post, so that I could share them. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. Boo!
These are a few of the things I got for Karen and baby Jake. I painted the sign to hang in his nursery (it matches his bedding). I can't wait to see how she decorates when everything is finally in place.
This shower was SO MUCH FUN! I can't wait until another friend is preggo, so that I can do it all over again!