My sweet sister, Hillary, and brother in law, Anthony, are pregnant! And if you follow us on social media then you already know this! But with their due date just around the corner its only fitting that we throw them a BABY SHOWER!!!!! My other sister, Sarah, my mother and myself put our heads together and began to plan! Of course, one of us wanted one theme, the other wanted another, so we just went with baby boy everything! Because at the end of the day its not about a theme its all about the fact that we are getting a sweet little squishy baby to call our own!
Ever since the second we found out we were getting a boy we've been buying all the things- onsies, bibs, toys, blankets, bottles, nursery decor...LITERALLY ALL THE THINGS! The nursery theme is dinosaurs so naturally anytime we found anything with a dino on it we bought it (we found A LOT more dinos than we expected)! At the same time we knew we somehow wanted to tie in books to the shower since Hill and Anthony are both English teachers! We had Pam Baldwin with Paperclutch design the PERFECT shower invites, she made us a sweet little card to put with the invites asking guests to bring a book instead of a card! It was a wonderful addition to our shower!
We set our menu and Sarah and I got to thinking about books that went along with each dish. Chicken Salad Croissants with the book Henny Penny, Pasta Salad with the book Streganona, Vegetable cups with The Tale of Peter Rabbit, fruit skewers with The Hungry Caterpillar, Meatballs with Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, hot ham sammies with Green Eggs and Ham and of course our cupcakes with If You Give A Cat a Cupcake!
So we sent the invites, planed and planed and planed, cleaned, decorated, wrapped gifts and waited for the guests and our momma-to-be to arrive!
Hillary was absolutely stunning in a fitted black maxi dress paired with a white flowered sash she made herself (a girl after my own heart)! We ate and talked and took pictures, decorated diapers and of course opened presents and ate cupcakes!
Saturday was truly one of those days you just know you'll always remember! I will always remember the day we showered my sister and our sweet boy, Finn Ryan! I will cherish watching Hillary smiling from ear to ear as she opened each gift and read each card. She was absolutely radiant. I know people say that about pregnant women all the time but today I got it! She truly had a glow about her! She was overwhelmed by the love that people showed her and her new little family. I was overwhelmed by how many people she has in her life that love her and just want to be here for her during this time!
It was a day full of love and happiness! It was a day full of family. It was a day full of promise. Promise of a bright future for our little boy, promise of the love and support that we will have for Finn, Hill and Anthony! And I couldn't more thrilled of how it all turned out!