I love the month of June.
And this year June was busy.
Literally, every weekend was booked.
My two favorite weekends this June were… ¬†the weekend we had our baby shower, and the weekend my husband and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary.
(Because I already wrote a short anniversary post.) Lets talk about the baby shower.
This shower was super special to me, because¬†I never had a bridal shower, so this was my very first shower ever. The shower was planned by my mom and older sister. My younger sister and cousin came down to help with preparations. These ladies went above and beyond. I couldn’t have asked for a more fabulous shower.
It is finally summer and I am having a summer baby.
I also love everything seasonal… so my sister and I came up with a bumble bee theme. This theme was totally appropriate because it celebrates both our baby to be(e) and my husband and I… as mama and papa to be(e).
Everything was yellow.
lemons and lemonade¬†screaming summer, summer baby.
food was everywhere…
This cake tasted amazing too!
As I said earlier, my mom, sisters, and cousin went above and beyond.
There were cute decorations all over the place. These small details were so perfect.¬†
There were two shrines.
and a shrine in honor of my husband and I and our growing family.
One of my favorite things about this shower was that we had both men and woman guests. All girl showers are fun, but not my style.¬†It was important to me to include my husband. So this shower, definitely had more of a summer party vibe. It was great getting everyone together.
My husband and I and the baby to be!¬†
Me and baby Jasper. One of the cutest baby boys I know. He even wore shorts with bumble bees on them for the occasion.¬†
Lindsay and I, at the time, both pregnant with baby girls. Her baby Piper was born last month.¬†
Another thing that I loved about this shower was that we made it an open house. It started at 4:00, but because it was an open house our guests could come and go as they pleased. This also meant that I didn’t rush through opening baby gifts. Instead I opened them either when the individual was leaving or later on my own time, when I could really take my time enjoying each present as I opened. (Note: If you have the time to hang out at your shower, I highly recommend an open house. That way you can spend the time, but your guest can come and go as the please.)
Everyone showered us with the best gifts. We are so lucky!
These are just a few I got pictures of…
My sisters, the aunts to be, got us this…¬†
We got some amazing handmade stuff…
including a quilt from Erik’s grandma, and a blanket from my Aunt... (blanket is in the photo.)
We didn’t want the¬†shower to end, so we let it go on pretty late. It was really fun to hang out, later that night on my mom’s back deck.¬†I am so lucky I was able to have such a beautiful shower. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who helped plan and prep this shower – especially, my mom, Sue Small, my sisters, my cousin Colleen, and my BFF Mariana. I also want to thank everyone who came to celebrate with us – you showered us with the most precious baby gifts and it was fun seeing everyone. And to those who couldn’t make it, I am also very thankful, you went out of your way to send baby Leonard beautiful, thoughtful baby gifts – Thank you so much.
It is hard to believe that our bumble bee themed baby shower was almost two months ago. Now that it is August, it is baby Leonard’s birthday month. Erik and I are beyond excited to meet our baby girl in 2 weeks. As we wait for her arrival, I am spending the rest of this time reading baby books,¬†relaxing and enjoying the bump.
What is your favorite baby shower theme? What is your favorite baby gift to give?
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