Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Oooo Baby-Baby, B-Baby-Baby!

Have I already used that title before? If so, forgive me. I was in junior high when Salt and Peppa were cool...they were formative years.

This weekend I had the privilege to host, along with great friends, a baby shower for Bradley. (For those of you that are new around here, when my girlfriends and I are together we sound like a guy's locker room because of the nicknames we use. I refer to them on this blog by their nicknames because, let's be honest, I probably don't even remember their real names. Using their real names is like wearing a bathing suit in the bathtub...it just feels awkward...) I digress...

The baby shower. The baby shower was wonderful and fun and I hope it was special for Bradley and baby Avery. I know it was special for James because he got to play golf, avoid women cackling and touching Bradley's belly while squealing in high pitched voices, yet he still got to come home to gifts. That's what I call a win-win!

Avery is so loved already and we are anxiously awaiting her arrival with lots of pink and lots of monogrammed attire!

Dave, patiently, let me save the branches from my Christmas card tree so we could do a blessing branch. Now that we've made it to May I might as well keep them for next Christmas, right?? Everyone wrote a note of encouragement, a prayer, a piece of advice, whatever blessing they wanted to leave for James, Allison and Avery.

Lots of great food, strawberry lemonade and petifores!

Avery Marion Lee...Love seeing her monogram!

The Loj put together a fun game where you had to match the different types of Candy with a baby term. For example: College Tuition = 100 Grand, Your Baby's Cheeks- Kissables

The hostesses all brought a book for Avery's library. We wrote her little notes inside :)

Girl stuff is seriously the CUTEST! Bradley is due on July 4th and I thought this outfit was just darling!

We had a candy bar set up for guests to take some goodies home with them.

And it wouldn't be a party without Reams figuring out the bill! Our trusty accountant always figures out our totals but this time, she hit an all-time low! I was finishing up in the kitchen and she was going through receipts at the table when I heard her say, "This will be much easier if I just put it in a spreadsheet!" and she gets up and marches upstairs and comes down with a 10-key calculator and a laptop! I mean, that is just stuff you travel with?? I usually take my chi, my toothbrush and a few changes of underwear! I got out my camera and she said, "Do not put this on the blog!" :) I love you cookies! You can all rest assured the calculations were perfect!

I hope you all had a great weekend! And Bradley, I hope you loved being showered!!

26 comments:

nicole said...

such cute ideas! i'm stealing some of these for the shower i'm planning :)

Mandy said...

Looks so adorable...I *love* candy bars for favors!

Suburban Princess said...

Awww what a great shower! I love all of your ideas! But what's petifore?

Virginia Belle said...

Such a great shower with so many cute ideas! I love the Blessing Branch idea. Looks like you guys had a great time!

Emily said...

Adorable baby shower!! Great job :)

Annie said...

everything at the party looks perfect!! love the blessing branch!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

What a great baby shower!!

Emily said...

T-Rog is a fabulous hostess! She did so much of the work for the best baby shower ever! And for the soon-to-be cutest baby ever!

xoxo,
Aunt Emmy

The Ehrhardt's said...

Everything was so cute! You are so creative and got me really excited for my baby shower with all of my girls!

Liz said...

HAHA. The second paragraph of this is SO true and awesome. When Bradley called me "Liz" at the end of the shower, I almost passed out.

Annie said...

beautiful shower!! looks like you gals had a great time!

Samantha Levang said...

I think the book idea is my new favorite. Maybe I'll incorporate that into my baby shower...in ten years :-)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I say keep the tree for next xmas!! Almost half way there! :)
What a fabulous shower! I have a few of those books on the mantle...and I dont even have a baby yet! haha.

Natalie said...

okay seriously...cutest baby shower ever. can you throw one for me when i'm expecting?! ; ) Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

The Neffs said...

It looks like you threw a great shower!! I love the plate with the bible verse and the books on the mantel. So thoughtful!!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

what a precious baby shower!!! everything looks fantastic! i love the blessing branches! i did something similar for my bff at her baby shower and it's so special! love it. your accountant friend cracks me up.

sara said...

What a beautiful baby shower! Love that blessing branch idea, cannot wait to use it at the next baby shower I throw!

Kelsey Claire @Lavender, Leopard, and Lace said...

I love the blessing tree! So cute!

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

What a beautiful shower! Good work!

Sweet Simplicity said...

What a gorgeous shower! I love it all.

jackie fo said...

I LOVE the blessings branches - what a precious idea!!

kristin fulghum said...

hooray for baby avery. i cannot wait to see pics of that preshy! can you please make bradley update her blog???

Miss S said...

Your baby shower kicked my baby showers butt! So damn cute (there are a couple of pics in my blog I believe). Looked like so much fun!
Thanks for your comment btw :)

Elicia said...

Lol, oh Robyn Reams, I love you neighbor. :)

Very cute shower, and I love seeing my bestie Jen making a cameo! You are such a good friend to Allison! :)

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Kat said...

Super cute!

Olithee said...

Very nice
My sister is having her on october 8th so im pickin up ideas!