Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Celebration of Magdalen Leigh's Upcoming Arrival

(Decoration in the foyer when people first arrived.)

Chad, Maddox, and I were very blessed to have some great friends here that pulled off a beautiful baby shower. I was thankful in the first place that someone was even going to give us a shower for a 2nd child, and then it turned out so beautifully on top of that!

Kajsa D. was the friend that offered to be in charge and she did an amazing job! She recruited some of the other moms from playgroup/Maddox's Sabbath School class to bring food items and got Rebecca L. to do all the decorations. And as all of you know, I love to decorate...so I got to go with Rebecca shopping for all that. It was fun to see what she had in mind! (Sorry that I don't know exactly who brought food and what they brought, but it was awesome.)

The party was at our house just because it was easier...and I can't resist having people over for any reason in the world. =) Especially now that we've moved, it's quite fun since there is plenty of space for entertaining. Anyway - Kajsa really knew how to pull this thing together. She did a large chunk of the food, made some mean meatballs, had yummy fruit platter and veggie platter, and even made me a diaper cake!! She may have made more of the food, but I'm not sure who made what. Here's what I do know: Brooke C. brought Monkey Bread (yum!), Connie B. brought quiches, Ami W. brought cupcakes for the kiddos, Rebecca L. made the Pumpkin Cheesecakes for the cake, Shelly C. sent over a cream cheese dip with a pumpkin spread, and I'm sure that I've forgotten a few things but I can't remember right now. 

We got some great items and are very thankful for them. Mom was able to be here that morning and she brought my Aunt Sandra with her. That was the first time Sandra had been here to see us in a few years. Becky and Josh had driven up the night before, so Becky got to be photographer for the day. It was great! No pics of Josh and Chad at the shower because they hit the road when Kajsa arrived to set up. Chad said it was just too many girls for him. ;) I wonder how he's going to handle having a daughter later on. Ha!

Thanks to everyone for such a great party!!!! I have made such great friends here with so many other moms and am so thankful to have moved closer to most of them. Life is so full and sweet right now!  (Now for the pics!)

Rebecca did such an amazing job decorating! And then when Kajsa started bringing all the food in the combination was amazing. This is our sunroom where all the food was placed and it truly was beautiful. 

Maddox couldn't wait until we were ready to eat, but I'll forgive him this time. ;)

Me piling on the food. I seriously was sad afterwards that I couldn't eat more because it was sooooooo yum. But they left me with most of the leftovers and if you know me well, then you are well aware that I ate them for every meal. I adore leftovers. 

Last pic: a perfect example of me having NO CLUE what to do with little girl's outfit accessories. I'm slowly learning....

Thanks to all these amazing friends and family that were able to join me that day! Now if I could just feel organized about her upcoming Christmastime arrival! =)


baby Helena's mom said...

i soooo wish i could have been there!!!!

Ryan said...

Congrats on the fun day. Looks like Becky got some great shots. I especially like the one of Maddox sneaking a bite.

Alisa said...

Everything looks GORGEOUS!! I really wish I could have been there. I'm glad you have such wonderful friends, and I'm so glad your Mom and Aunt Sandra made it up. And, wow! Becky is quite the photographer! The one she took of Maddox is precious.

baby Helena's mom said...

she's here!! woo hoo!!!


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