Saturday dawned with blue skies, sunshine and mild temperatures, a perfect day for my daughter's baby shower. To top it off, I was well enough to go, without wearing a mask.
It started with this adorable invitation.
The cake, with buttercream icing.
Could it be any cuter?
The decor was so girly, and Arabella even had her own personalized M&M's.
My daughter made the party favors.
Aren't they so cute?
I put the centerpieces together with pink spray roses and baby's breath, two of my favorite things.
Crocheting the little hearts on the mason jars was a lot of fun. These were given away as door prizes.
I made the banner, but it didn't photograph well.
The paper was card-stock with a raised polka-dot on it.
My beautiful Anna Marie. I am so blessed to be her mother.
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Arabella.
Family ... is there a sweeter word in the English language?
Some family members were not able to come, due to working, being out of town, sickness, or previous engagements.
They were missed.
To have friends and family who love you is to be truly blessed.
Thoughtful gifts all around.
My mother couldn't make the event, but she sent her handmade pretties, two crocheted blankets and a baby quilt.
Speaking of crochet, I stumbled my way through the pattern for these precious, tiny shoes (don't look closely) ...
... and my niece crocheted these adorable ones.
Adding the bow was like icing on the cake.
Don't you love them?
And speaking of shoes, when I got the rest of the cake home from the shower, I had to give the shoes their own photography session.
Have you ever?
Until next time, sweet friends, we're in full baby mode over here.
Five weeks and two days until due date.