The Austin baby shower was lovely and everything I would ever want in a celebration of little acorn's arrival! Everything was spot on: the incredible foodie's dream menu, delicious mimosa punch, tons of wine for the gals, Etsy decorations from my salivation wish-list, gorgeous and tasty lemon-raspberry cake, the beautiful keepsake sign-in board, and the hilarious and quite creative onesie activity. I couldn't have dreamed of a better time. Thank you so much to the hostesses and guests for making this time in my life so special!
Not only was this dessert perfection, but the lemon cake and raspberry filling combination was absolutely delicious! Thanks, Michelle!
Foodies Laura and Lisa created the unbelievable menu: Gruyere and ham muffins; black rice with grapefruit, macadamia nuts, grapes, herbs and a honey vinaigrette; arugula & beet salad; mushroom-pesto tartines; and, an amazing cheese platter! I think they want to start their own catering company called Where's the Ham? Catering...because, you know, who doesn't love ham in everything? Damn! Damn! DAYUM!
Cutie Lisa and the champagne/Grand Marnier mimosas (I heard they were fabulous!)
Personalized Keepsake Sign-in Board. The ladies made a leaf from their thumbprint and signed it! Genius! Thanks, Cara!
Decorations from my Etsy wishlist. It's so funny. I kept saying how I loved all these decorations, how they were spot on and somehow exactly what I would have wanted--how did they do it? Kelly finally disclosed that I was too easy, that she used my blogged wishlist and it finally dawned on me. Oh. Damn this pregnancy brain! It didn't even register!
Gorgies, Abby and Laura
Beauties, Kendall and Clover
Lovelies, Clover, Erika, and Abby with me and my second plate
After enjoying all the food, we started the iron-on onesie project--thank you, Kristin! I had no idea how much fun it would be to iron on these onesies, but everyone got completely into it (I think the mass amounts of wine helped) and it was so much better than a bunch of weird pregnancy games (i.e., licking melted snickers out of diapers? what.). Plus, we got so many lovely and thoughtful and hilarious and wildly unexpected keepsake clothes for Acorn!
Hotties, Angela and Cara
Babes, Cara, Mercedes, and Danielle
Gorgies, Kelly and Lisa
Beauties, Lisa, Danielle, and Beth
Besties, Beth and I
Aaaand the results!
Frah-geel-lay (I think it's Italian) and Erika's masterpiece with the cutie bootie deco on the back!
Clover's "I like it loud" and a killer tree house!
Très chic birds by Melanie and monogrammed owl by Kendall. I love the initials & year! Plus, the "Feed Me" onesie that already comes with a simulated food stain! So special.
You can't beat a shocked gazelle with a stick, can you?
Beth kept saying she was drawn to transportation...
Lovely bird-inspired onesie and Beth's other transportation-inspired masterpiece, a farting skate?
Laura's woodland "scene" she intensely focused on to get just. the. right. placement. And her uh, little mushroom-headed friend that she insisted was "all that was needed." It's self-explanatory, of course...
Blue-and-yellow polkadot bow ties are completely gender-neutral, right?
The Pièce de résistance: Kelly's masterpiece..."Ass, Grass, or Cash" on the front (she ironed-on random tightie-whities, a lawn, and a wad of bills...what) with "No One Rides for Free" on the back. I obviously thought this was hilarious! However, this hilarity may be better served in the privacy of my own home! ;D
Dear friends, Kelly and Erika
Cutie sisters, Jill and Kristin
We were having so much fun with the onesies that we forgot to open presents until hours later! Shockingly, no one seemed to mind.
Here are a few highlights. I have to say, my facial expressions seem to be muted by my recently enlarged cheeks and jowls. Seriously, just last week I swore I looked normal...and way more expressive! ;D
This is a happy face, I promise you.
Laura always told me she knew in her heart we would have a baby and that she would reveal how she knew at my shower, a detail I completely forgot until Saturday. Apparently, her grandmother made this blanket as a gift and Laura had picked it out years ago, somehow knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that she would one day give it to me for my child. It was the sign. She always thought it would be a boy because of the blue color and blue/white clouds on the other side, but since finding out acorn is instead a girl, she realized the clouds actually meant this child was a "gift from Heaven." Tear.
My le petite high school sweethearts, Beth, Kristin, and Jill (missing you Kelly and Claudia!)
My Aggie loves, Angela and Cara (note the constant tartine in hand)