Thursday, May 10, 2012

vaca recap: baby shower with the family

After our mini vaca and tour of SF we headed to the Modesto area to spend time with the family. It was absolutely gorgeous and warm outside so after the drive we plopped ourselves down by the pool and hung out with the pups. I was worried I would be bored hanging out at home after all the adventure in the city, but it was nice to do nothing. The afternoon went by quickly and before we knew it, it was time for dinner (Mexican yum!) and bed.

Saturday was the day of the shower. We spent the morning hanging around the house and procrastinating and eventually getting dressed. Family and friends started to show up around 1pm and it was time to mingle and catch up.

cake and snacks
mm food.
tapping into the wine
part of the group....and the pile of gifts for baby girl

After everyone arrived we had something to eat from the lovely display of food. Make your own sandwiches, pasta, and fruit. mmm. Then it was time to play some games. First up: tasting baby food! Most of them weren't too bad, banana was my favorite, but the last one (thanks Sara) was awful! Baby girl will never, ever have to eat turkey and gravy baby food! yuck!
mmm baby food

We also played the "how big is the belly?" game and a little trivia about Matt and I. The winners all got prizes and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Then it was time to open all the gifts! Everyone was so generous. We got some much needed items like the car seat & breast pump, as well as a ton of adorable little outfits for her.
her first pair of shoes! so cute!
this one is from Auntie Sara.....I was told to put it
on baby girl when hot guys are close by :)

the adorable elephant my Mom made for baby :)

Then it was time for cake! Sara spent all night on Friday baking a fabulous cake for the party. She is super talented and can create some amazing cakes! The cake was safari themed, which is how we plan to decorate baby girl's room. And the inside was almond and raspberry filling! Yum!

The beautiful hostesses and us. love you!
We had a great time and feel very blessed to have so many people who love us. Baby girl is already so loved and spoiled! A big thanks to my Mom and Sara who planned and put the whole thing together. It was a wonderful day and we are so happy we were able to come home and see everyone!

Sunday was our last day in town. Matt got up bright and early and went fishing with the boys. They ended up catching a couple of salmon, so we now have some fish in our freezer. Looks like I will be trying out that salmon recipe I mentioned last week! While Matt was off being a boy, I hung out with the girls. My Mom, Aunt and I went and got pedicures (heaven!), then enjoyed a nice lunch and did a little shopping. It was a nice relaxing end to our trip.

Thanks again family and friends! We love you all and hope to see you soon!


Meredith said...

Such a pretty shower and a pretty mama! And Sara's cake was amazing!! I had no idea she could do that!!

Drew Watts said...

This baby shower with the family is fabulous. I enjoyed watching these pictures. One of my friends is going to be mother of twins so I threw a garden themed shower for her at some local party venue New York. I am sure it will also be enjoyable.