Last Wednesday I went to bed at midnight and awoke to my niece Paula calling me at 1:00 am to tell me her water broke. Baby Colin was born at 8:26 am. We had been planning her baby shower for Saturday. So needless to say the shower turned into a welcome home party for Colin and his Daddy who got to come home on leave from Iraq and made it home in time to go pick up mama and baby at the hospital and arrive on time to the shower. I was kind of trying to do too much to make it perfect but I ran out of time. I didn't get my labels on the water bottles or my ribbons on some of my jars and I barely got the other room half way decorated for the gift opening part. I don't even have pictures of that room. I used baby blue in there. I wouldn't have gotten a lot of things done without the last minute help of Sunny, Angie, Nora & Gorgetta. Thanks girls! In the kitchen where we served the food buffet style I copied off of other showers I've seen on these blogs and went for the Bee is for Baby theme. I just love the black and yellow together so I had to do it. Baby Colin sort of threw my timing off but it all worked out for the best and we got to welcome Daddy home too. This is Allan, home from Iraq for a couple of weeks, holding Colin with Colin's big sisters Emma and Kelsey looking on. Colin weighed 6lbs 4oz at birth. Here's my drink bucket minus the waters that didn't get labeled. We threw them in after we took the picture. Notice these two pictures are the same except the top one was auto-corrected by Walgreens.com. It however won't enlarge when you click on it. The bottom one will because it was downloaded directly to my computer. I'm not responsible for this cute diaper cake. Paula's mom, Nora put it together and Paula decorated it. I thought they did a great job. Lemonade (minus it's pretty ribbon) and Banana Trifle. Angie made these cupcakes for me so we could use the cool cupcake holder I bought at Target. It has a different shape than most of them and it's white. Too bad I didn't get it's pretty ribbon tied onto it. That's some sort of Strawberry Trifle I made next to it and the chocolate cake (via Sam's Club) says "Welcome Home Colin & Allan!" This picture with the bee on it was a last minute attempt to cover up a picture Paula had hanging there that just didn't go with the theme. I took one of them down and was about to take another thing off the wall but Paula's mom thought I was getting carried away, so I didn't. Below is a banner I made out of paper that we had around the house. I cut it all by hand except the letters which are stickers. Luckily Paula had some ribbon there that I somehow used to put it together. It was like 3:00 am in the morning when I was doing that and I honestly don't remember how I got it together. Knowing me, it's probably taped. (click pic to make bigger) Here's the food buffet. We couldn't fit it all on the table so some was over on the counter top. Everybody thought that the fruit display was great and thought I put so much time into it. The hardest part was cutting up the fruit the night before and my daughter Sunny came and helped do most of that. She stayed until 3:30 am helping. Once the fruit is cut, putting it together is not hard at all. I went to bed at 4:00 and woke up at 6:00am to get back to work. Next time I plan a party I will be getting my ribbons and tags on things way ahead of time. Uh huh. (click pic to make bigger)
Hi there! My name is Sandy and I live in Indianapolis. Thanks for visiting my little blog. I started this when my oldest daughter (I have two) got engaged because she was planning her wedding and it was driving me crazy that I didn't get to be the one deciding on the decor. At my own wedding 28 years ago I don't remember really caring anything about the decor. My mom planned most of it. Anyway this became an outlet for me and my creative juices. I have decorated a few weddings and 50TH anniversary parties, birthdays (most of which I never even got any copies of the pictures for because I didn't have a camera or a computer or a blog or even know what a blog was for that matter) and I have always decorated for the birthdays of the kids I take care of. I still don't have a working camera so it's been very frustrating having to rely on others to take pictures and actually send them to me. They rarely deliver. I would love to actually get to do a party where the budget was BIG. Seems I am always doing everything for free for friends and family so the party business so far is costing me money. If you'd like to pay someone to do yours, most likely I am available and would love to help. If you are an event designer and need help, look no further. I've collected a lot of vases and decor over time and would be happy to sell or rent any of it. If you see it on my blog and want to use it or need help with your party just leave me a comment and I will be happy to get back with you.
Angie & Erik
Angie's blog http://thehappenstancehousewife.blogspot.com/ Erik's blog http://9north.com/
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Mila as a Bumble Bee
The Gift of Salvation
Ephesians 2:8-9 (New International Version)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast.