The shower was set at a girlfriend's house that just looked lovely. The hostesses did such an amazing job with the decor and food.
The girls had some fun activities set up for everyone to partake in. I loved their creative ideas!
It was also so much fun to open the gifts for our little gal. She was gifted some amazing presents and I think even the neighbors could hear the collective "oohing" and "aahing" at the adorable outfits and blankies!
The below gift was such a special one ... my mom handmade a soft, baby pink gown for our daughter to come home in from the hospital. This embroidered gown was made completely by hand -- no machine stitching -- and it brought me to tears. I just can't believe how much love and time she poured into each stitch. There is even an R for our last name embroidered at the top. A true labor of love. I want to cry again thinking about it!
And Ian's mother got us our carseat and stroller system. Another important element of bringing our baby home! Gown and carseat, check! We just need that sweet babe. :)
My hostesses spoiled us with the crib mattress and organic, soft bedding. Plus a mermaid Blabla doll that is just the cutest!
Here I am with most all of the hostesses (one had a travel delay home from Mexico so was unable to make it, but she put together a ton of the fun decor ideas, including the diaper wreath on the door). Love these girls.
Even the baby daddy came by to make an appearance, thank everyone for being so loving and supportive, and help to haul the goodies home!
I loved having my sister Laura in town for this. She is going to be one cool aunt. She and her husband already love Baby R so very much!
Here I am with the grandmothers. I loved showing off the nursery to them!
As a gift to everyone who came, the hostesses had small potted pansies in yellow and purple. It was the sweetest idea! I don't even know if they know this, but I have always loved pansies and used to collect anything with pansies on it as a little girl.
Back at home, I got a real giggle seeing the diapers that people had signed. We have decided to go with The Honest Company for our diapering.
And this diaper wreath is now hanging from baby girl's nursery door!
To thank my sweet hostesses, I gave them an Essie nail polish in pale pink and a Sofia champagne. Because who doesn't love pretty nails and champagne out of a straw?!
Thank you for letting me share this special day with you, and thank you again to the most FAB girlfriends ever who really know how to spoil a little girl and her mama-to-be!