Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Baby Shower

In preparation for the baby shower (and the babies) we started putting our house in order. My parents came down to help (translation: do everything) prior to the shower. This involved things outside the house like get the darn car oil change and a new headlight, weed, work on the deck reno; and inside things like clean, organize, tidy, prep food, get groceries, etc.

My job was to delegate and do small things and get the nursery looking more like a nursery. This meant finally getting the big wall decal onto the wall. Here is the work in progress:
I cannot describe how much I love this decal. It is vinyl and will peel off later on, hopefully easily. For a big decoration, it was easy to apply and it's gorgeous. I can't wait to finish it off with the remaining leaves, flowers and birds. It's the main feature of the room and I love it.

I really don't want the room to have cutsie characters, I want it to be pretty ... at least at the beginning. :)

Saturday was the baby shower and it was all I could have hoped for. There were several teary moments where the reality of finally being here, expecting babies, particularly hit home. I can't give enough credit to my friend Clare for organizing such a great afternoon, full of great food, some simple, meaningful games and fun.

Check out the great banner:
Everyone got to decorate two onesies with fabric paint. They turned out beautifully and I can't wait to use them, first on the babies and later on teddy bears and such. Some people showed particular artistic skills.

I got some lovely gifts and check out just how tiny an outfit a 5lb baby would wear! Note: it's the teensy one draped over my belly.

And finally, the one thing that I had my heart set on and was willing to pay for was the cake. I've mooned over beautiful baby cakes for years, so the chance to have one myself was too much to pass up. I found a great picture on the internet and Clare found me a bakery. I sent them a picture and they delivered. Here is my dream baby cake:

We saved the bottom tier of the cake for when the babies arrive and we have people over to see them.

The shower was a heart-warming, fun, initimate gathering, exactly what I hoped for. The babies got some amazing gifts and now all I have to do is fill in the gaps. I feel like we are much, much more prepared for these little ones to arrive. 7 weeks to go! (most likely anyway)


  1. So great to hear that your baby shower was everything you hoped for. And what a gorgeous cake!!

  2. The cake is awesome!!! And all the pictures are so nice. I am so happy for you. Yipppeeeee