yesterday's affair was perfect -- i can't believe i was nervous about it!
it turns out that with a few cheesy [but fun] baby activities and a lot of sugar, fun WILL be had by all.
throw in a dog, some babies/kids, and PUFFY PAINT, and you're really set!
we did eat lunch before the cupcakes -- catered by local favorite parker & otis. [and by 'local' i mean across the street. super-convenient.]
delicious sandwiches, salad, fruit:
followed by the cutest cupcakes ever [from daisy cakes, also right nearby]
even though i wasn't in charge of this spread, i couldn't resist adding labels. i figured guests would want to make an informed selection!
we played games . . .
compared bumps . . .
and opened gifts. i got tons of practical things from seasoned/new mom friends, and some absolutely AMAZING handcrafted items made with love:
[this huge work of art took her a MILLION hours to make and i plan to give it a million more hours of use!]
i think even the men in attendance had fun [until josh escaped to watch basketball. after i gave permission :) ]
thank you mom, dad, rebecca, and kiersten for an amazing shower!