Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rose's Baby Shower!

What a great day it was... celebrating a new life, eating great food and chatting with friends.

It just doesn't get much better.

A sampling of the yummy food.

Ok, so I just included this one because I was proud of the artistic-ness of it ;~)

A while ago I came up with the idea to make a baby blanket for Rose and Nick.

It started with the fleece blanket (folded next to Rose)... it's big enough to drape over the car seat for the winter and then when she is old enough, it can be used as a toddler blanket.

Then I had a vision of a cute 2 sided baby blanket made more from a cotton-y material. I have no experience making anything other than my super easy extremely time and labor intensive fleece blankets so this was definitely a challenge. I got my machine out, researched ideas and techniques, tried my best to apply them properly and in the end I was able to give her a sweet, girlie (but not too girlie ;~) handmade blanket.

And as long as it doesn't fall apart after the first wash, I will consider my endeavor a success ;~)

Nick opening his manly 'diaper dude diaper bag' (cue grunting). Actually I don't know what it says about me but now I want one. Thanks for that Rose and Nick.

The ridiculously adorable cake that Kara picked out and the decorations that In-Sung put together. We have some seriously talented people in our midst.

And here I am double fisting it.

Of course it is sparkling juice... it wasn't that kind of baby shower (cue banjo playing).

It's hard to believe that in less than 4 weeks we will get to cradle this little girl in our arms.

Until then, she has to settle for being a drink rest ;~)


everyday musings of a stay-at-home mom said...

I so want a blanket for baby Gabriel! :)

Anonymous said...

I had so much fun on Sat. It was great seeing you and I love your blankets. And what a great photos you took!

kathi said...

How fun, and what a CUTE cake!