One Very Loved Baby Girl

Oh, did we have an amazing weekend - busy, but amazing!

On Saturday, I spent the day at my parent's place, baking up a storm with mum and my lovely friend, K. We made cupcakes, oreo baby rattles {which were so dodgy at first that they almost ended up on Pinterest Fail}, mars bar slice, some dips AND a four-layer lilac ombre cake with white chocolate ganache icing. I was actually really proud of how it turned out - mum cooked the cakes beautifully, K found the perfect violet food colouring, and we had help frosting it from a baker friend. This was the final result - doesn't it look amazing?

Sunday morning was a big ol' blur. I picked up a friend who was visiting from another state & brought her back to our place - and K picked up and brought over another out-of-town friend. It was a house full of women for a few hours, but Jase coped pretty well. ;) My next door neighbour {who is also, conveniently, a hair dresser} came over with her daughter, and they gave me a bit of pampering - tinted my eyelashes and gave my hair some ridiculous curls. After squeezing {literally} into my dress, we were out the door & off to my parents' place.

You guys, the baby shower was amazing. Mum did a wonderful job of decorating and putting out the food, and it was a great turn-out - so many people love this baby girl and can't wait for her arrival.

Most of the afternoon was spent chatting to people and trying my hardest to get around and see everyone - I think I managed to get to most of my guests! We played a few games, but mostly enjoyed the company. I'm never sure on how to respond to gift-opening at showers, but the consensus was to OPEN THEM. Goodness gracious. I really hope Baby Jag is a girl after all of this, because she was thoroughly spoiled!

I loved that people gave us practical items, and they obviously know me well - yes, there was SOME pink in there, but a whole lot of purple & bright colours too. Some guests brought books in lieu of cards, writing a sweet message to our baby girl on the inside cover. I can't wait to read them to my daughter. The wrapping of the day goes to this present, though: move over nappy/diaper cakes - check out our nappy/diaper pram!!!!
It was chock full of nappies, toys, clothing & sheets/towels/blankets. Absolutely adorable!
I have a lot of thank you cards to write, and I am so grateful to everyone who turned up to celebrate our baby girl's impending arrival. I never thought I would get to have a baby shower of my own, and the excitement and generosity of friends and family just made my day. :)


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15 comments:

Sweet Mama M said...

Wow! Baby girl is really loved. What you said in the last few lines really hit home with me. If I'm lucky enough to get pregnant then having a baby shower will be absolutely overwhelmingly wonderful, because it is something that I don't know will ever happen for me.

Kelly said...

It was a great day - and your out-of-town friends are clearly awesome ;-)
I take it you pulled apart the nappy pram? The photos don't do it justice!

JB said...

Beautiful! Love the cake and you look gorgeous as always :) I wish there were a way to have blog baby showers ;-) she will be here before you know it!

Audrey said...

So much fun! Everything looks incredible. Looks like baby girl got spoiled -- as well she should!

dspence said...

What an amazing day!! Continuing to be so happy for you! :)

Ali @ Not All Dreams Are Free said...

WOW! You seriously cleaned up! haha! Baby girl is already spoilt by everyone before she's even entered the world. it's so nice to see such love and support from everyone.

Teresa F said...

That baby is going to be so loved and spoiled. How great!!! Hello, from ICLW! Looking forward to reading more about you!

Brittany said...

Wow, what a haul! Your shower looked so cute--and that cake! holy moly that looks delicious.

Rebecca said...

Hi from ICLW. That cake is beautiful. Great job!

Liv said...

Look at that baby loot! =)

Congratulations and it looks like you had a blast at your shower...that cake looks heavenly =)

AJ said...

Greetings from iclw! It sounds like your baby shower was awesome!! Baby girl got some great presents!!

Elizabeth :: Bébé Suisse said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful shower! How exciting.

Happy ICLW!

JustMe said...

Awww this post just make me get all teary-eyed. All of those baby things and love and happiness and wow, how sappy, but seriously good for you!!

Carly said...

I had so much fun Aly; thanks for the invite!

xx

terra said...

Looks like it was a great party and it's so wonderful that your sweet baby girl is so loved by so many!





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