Saturday was all about my sister Jennifer as we celebrated her with a baby shower! She’s due with my niece Carly Grace at the end of May, and we are all ecstatic for her to get here! I already had a dream a couple weeks ago about what she’s going to look like, which must mean that my thoughts are all about babies these days. 🙂
Jennifer’s college roommate and best friend Emily and her mom offered to throw the shower with me, and we held it at her mom’s house in Birmingham.
While I helped out getting things ready for the shower, my aunt (who traveled in from Pennsylvania!) kept Hadley company. Had was also pretty happy to snag first dibs from the food table. 😉
Emily’s mom enjoys baking cakes for all kinds of occasions, so she worked hard on this one for Jenn’s shower. It was delicious!
The chicken salad bar was a hit! Emily’s mom knows that everyone likes different mix-ins in their chicken salad, so she mixed up the chicken separately and left the toppings for the guests to include themselves. Almost everyone went back for second helpings!
The chicken salad was some of the best I have ever had. She used rotisserie chicken, a little mayo, and a packet of Hidden Valley ranch seasoning. So good!
We held the shower at noon, and Hadley was able to hang with us until about 12:30 when she couldn’t keep her eyes open any more. She quickly fell asleep in a back bedroom and woke up about around 2 p.m. just in time for cake and to give goodbye hugs to the guests. 🙂
After we ate, we played a quick game where everyone had to guess what baby items were in each bag. I played this game once before at my friend Jessica’s baby shower, and I thought it was a cute way to lighten things up and also send the mama-to-be home with some smaller baby items. Each bag contained a baby item that started with the letter on the bag. Included in the bags were a bottle, an aspirator, butt paste, a yellow duck, socks, a hair brush, a onesie, wipes, an elmo thing (the letter “e” is hard! I gave a hint.), and a rattle.
She got some very generous and thoughtful gifts and is just about ready to bring her baby home. 🙂
In this picture Jennifer is just shy of 30 weeks and I’m just over 35 weeks. Our girls will be here before we know it!
Carly Grace, you are so loved. You have no idea how many people are awaiting your arrival! Keep on cookin’ and we’ll see you in a few months. 🙂
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