Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Baby Showers!!!

If you read my blog then you have probably read my sister, Sarah's blog.  If not, you still probably know her story of infertility, stillbirth, IVF and Miscarriage.  Well, the doctor told Sarah she couldn't get pregnant on her own and God proved otherwise.  
Last week we welcomed little Charlee Kate.  But, I want to do a quick update on her showers. 

Here is a quick recap of 2 of Sarah's showers!!
Sarah had a Little Rock Shower with Ben's family and friends!!!

This is Ben's sister, Katherine!!

The Aunties!!!!  Boy, have we been spoiling this little princess!!!

Then, there was the church/Benton shower.  I told Sarah it was going to look like Pinterest puked at her baby shower.  This baby shower was 3 years in the making.  I have been wanting to do this for so long so I just let it all out for Charlee Kate.  The Aunties and 2 very special ladies from church helped out.  Then, several other ladies from church helped out that Sunday morning.  It was awesome and let me say this is one loved and very much anticipated little girl!!!!!
 The table when you walked in!  It had a pic of Sarah, the invitation, mints and instead of a guestbook, we had the guests write their name and address on the envelops of Sarah's thank you notes.  That saved Sarah the time of having to look them all up.  Also, Charlee's intitials on the table were wooden letters that Laci and Megan painted.  They weren't perfect, but they were special!

Tables for people to sit!

Gift Area

There were 3 food tables!  The first one was "Ready To Pop."  On this table was soda pop, popcorn, pop rocks, blow pops, cake pops, ring pops, etc.  

This was the "It's A Girl" table.  It had fruit, cupcakes, punch, and the best nuts ever!!!

And, the "Mommy's Cravings" table.  This had things Sarah wanted throughout the pregnancy.  There was goldfish, oreos, laffy taffy, Arby's apple turnovers, Little Ceaser's Crazy Bread, etc.  

This was an incredible painting done by Meagan McGuire.  (Look her up on Facebook for more of her amazing creations!).  I wanted a Bible verse that could translate throughout Charlee's life and something she could have in her room forever.  I could not have been more pleased!

So great to see our cousin, Heather, at the shower!!!

Blair made a surprise visit!!!
HEre is Sarah with the painting.  Also, the "plant" things in the back were bought VERY CHEAP at Hobby Lobby.  We had 4 of them and we used clothes pins to hang all the clothes Sarah received as gifts.  It turned out to be a great way to display the gifts and saved a lot of room on the tables!

Once Again, the Aunties!!!!
Some of the banners we made!!!  We just love seeting her name!

This was sitting as you walked in the room.  It's basically Sarah's ultrasound pics as she has gone through the pregnancy.  It has her positive pregnancy test and the date she took it.  It has her arm band from one of the many times she was checked throughout this pregnancy.  It also had a pic of Sarah big and pregnant at the beach.   These are things that people long for as they are trying to get pregnant.  How many of those sticks do you pee on seeing negative??  It's so great to see that positive one, and you certainly want to hang onto it!    This was just a collection of some very special memories!!!

 Charlee Kate is a very loved little girl!!!!!!!  
Ready for pics of delivery day????  It's coming up!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Trumbo Family said...

Great job!! Everything looks so cute....I love seeing pics of Charlee!! I'm waiting for the next post!! :)