Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My 1st Baby Shower

Saturday, my dear sister threw me my 1st baby shower. It was amazing!! She kept the theme a secret from me, and it was perfect!! The theme was "Bedtime Stories" and all of the food and decorations went along with different childrens books.

Green Eggs & Ham

Paddington Bear

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Winnie the Pooh, complete with honey sticks

Yummy Cupcakes 

Baby Girl received so many nice things, and I was overwhelmed with the kindness and genorosity of so many that love my little girl already!

Even the gift table was made to look like a bed, to go with the theme!

And., she has quite a library started already! Let's hope she likes to read as much as her mama does! 

Barbie even arranged for all of the guests to design their own page in a scrapbook. She is working on completing this, and I can't wait to see it!

Overall, my sister, my family, and my friends did an AMAZING job showering our little girl with so much love. I can only imagine how much she'll be showered with once she arrives!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


So these are about the only things that fit on my swollen, puffy feet. Don't get me wrong, when my feet aren't swollen, flip-flops are still my go-to choice for footwear. Maybe its the heat, the convenience, the comfort, or a combination of all three. Fortunately, my job doesn't require dressy clothing, so these work just fine, and I can sneak them off under my desk and wiggle my toes. Also, our church is pretty casual, so I can usually get away with these. My dilemma is this: my sweet, awesome sister is driving all the way to Florida from Washington D.C. to throw me my first baby shower this weekend, and I don't know what to wear on my feet!!

I'm wearing a dress, but it's fairly casual, and its a maxi-dress, so its long. Will my flops pass the test for this special occasion? Will people understand that my puffy feet will NOT fit in anything else, anything cutesy and more appropriate? At this point, should it even matter??

I think I will not worry about my shoes. I think I will enjoy my baby shower, getting to spend time with friends and family, and celebrating the upcoming arrival of my baby girl. I'm a Florida girl, the forecast for Saturday is 100 degrees, and flip-flops just fit, no matter the occasion.