Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Day For A Mommy To Be . . .

The baby shower was yesterday and if I may say, it was wonderful,
except for the weather which was very cold,
with icy spots and snow showers . . . some things never change.
I tried to be sparingly with my words and instead I loaded this with pictures.
 I enjoyed making flower arrangements for the tables.
 Daughter Suzie's idea for the decorations. . . tissue ball making made for a fun day.
 Arranging the hall to accommodate forty people made for a challenge.
 One of Alena's favorite Tinkerbell sayings was made into a print.

coffee corner
 Lime green plates for luncheon foods also held a chocolate covered strawberry.
 We carried the pink, green and white theme out big time.
 Alena made the letters into the baby's name to surprise everyone.
 Great granny Lynne and granny to be Suzie made the chicken salad & fruit kabobs.
 Great grandmother Linda had flowers made for the food table
 and had this delicious olive tomato mozzarella cheese bruschetta tray made too.
 fruit punch for adults and one for the younger set
 candy sweets and chocolate/white chocolate covered pretzels
 Oakland's mommy to be, Alena
 Alena admiring her cake and cupcakes, thanks to her mom.
 people began to arrive
 More people arriving and my daughter, soon to be granny Suzie, taking pictures.
Alena and her mom, soon to be granny, Amy. 
 gift opening made for the best pictures
 Alena was so appreciative and gracious
 she was surprised and stunned by all she received
 one happy thankful mommy
first tutu
Alena and great granny Lynne
Alena and great granny and grandpa Linda and Mike

The shower was a family affair
and we had a grand time planning and making it happen.

Grandson Tyler, soon to be daddy, hoped to stop in to be with Alena 
at the end of the day but was unexpectantly scheduled to work.

Before I forget, a thank you to Marg and Chloe for helping with the games.

Baby Oakland is due in another month.
Although Tyler was not able to join us afterwards,
his dad and brother, some of his aunts, many of his cousins,
grandpa and some of Alena's family
stopped by to help with the clean up.

Sometimes when the party is over
and the clean up begins it makes for
one more great time.

Exactly what happened at the end of this day.
Everyone was there . . . we all were relaxed and silly
 and moved the chairs and tables
plus made sure those township hall flags were all back in place.

This final photo is one of my favorites
Alena's friends having a tummy touch.

This past week has caused me to miss out on each of you
and what is happening in your world
I promise to catch up soon
Be well my friends,
Love, Lynne


TexWisGirl said...

she's a beautiful mom-to-be. bless her and tyler and baby oakland.

i know you enjoyed doing this for them - and the cleaning up was probably a great fun time w/ family. :)

barb said...

Pretty shower. Wow mother to be look like you.

Musings from Kim K. said...

What a beautiful and special baby shower. I'm glad you all were able to enjoy the celebration.

babs said...

Very lovely indeed. Love all the details and special touches. You definitely have style! Great pictures to capture the event. Alaina is so pretty!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love baby showers. You and your friends made a beautiful shower for Alena. Everything looks just wonderful, Lynne. Nothing exciting here. Just winter weather. :) Have a great week.

Willow said...

She looks so happy and beautiful ~ blessings to you all !

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It's so easy to see the happiness on everyone's face as you celebrate your newest and most precious family member!

PlantPostings said...

What a beautiful family! I can see the resemblences and the shared joy. Love the spreads and the color choices. Congratulations!

MarmePurl said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Lynne. What a marvellous event you all had and after all the hard work, all the fun even the clearing up looks like fun. Great to have all the family together and or us to see all the photos.

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, what a lovely baby shower for Alena. I like the name Oakland, very cute..Everything from the cake, food, flowers and decorations are lovely. A fun time for all. Have a happy week!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a pretty Mommy to be! Looks like such a wonderful and fun baby shower! How exciting to be waiting for a new little baby, blessings to all.


Terra said...

This shower looks delightful with all the flowers and yummy food. This is my first visit here; I grew up in Wisconsin, like you, and live in California now.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a beautiful shower! Alena looks so pretty, and there is much fun ahead with baby Oakland on the way!

Missy George said...

What a great shower..They sure go all out these days.You did a lot of work but everything looked looked yummy..Very special time for all..Good job..

Sarah Huizenga said...

Looks like a fabulous shower and a good time had by all. Amazing looking food. What a precious time!

Deanna said...

Ahh everyone looks so happy and what a wonderful day, a wonderful party and wonderful gifts. Congrats to all, what a beautiful Mother to be.

chris mckinley said...

What a lovely baby shower!! The pink of perfection!!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh WOW Lynne ….. that looks brilliant . I'm sure that a lot of hard work went into that.
Our son and daughter-in-law are expecting their 2nd child in June so, a lot of excitement around here too. We don't really have baby showers over here although some do it, I thnk.
I'm sorry that you are still in the depths of Winter …..I think that we've been lucky this year as far as snow is concerned ….none so far but, I've known snow in May !! XXXX

AnneMarie said...

Lynne, you should be very proud of yourself. What a beautiful baby shower and a beautiful mum to be. What lovely memories you have made. xxx

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the color combination pink and green -- and what an unusual and pretty name for the baby girl.

Gail said...

What a beautiful party and mother to be.

Nancy said...

Oh, it all looks so perfect, Lynne. Love the colors, the food looks fantastic, the decorations are so cheerful. The paper flowers are fabulous. Great job! It's so wonderful to make memories like this. Alena's beautiful. Blessings to all. xx Nancy

Ida said...

What a wonderful party. Everything looked so pretty and the food looked very yummy. Mommy to be looked so happy. What a joyous occasion to celebrate.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I loved seeing all of the pictures..and I was right..I did miss the day of the shower..but then you didn't have any pictures up anyway..right?? :) The best was to see the picture of you. I love to see pictures of my blogger friends and most don't post them very often!
This was a great one of you!
Everything was beautiful! Those tulips were gorgeous and the color theme is two of my favorite colors together. Everything was lovely!
Doing a shower for that many people is a huge undertaking.
Big hugs,

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a wonderful shower and beautiful "Mommy and bump"! You gals did a great job on the decor and food! I may borrow your fruit kabob idea for an informal dinner with friends this weekend. We're all supposed to bring something to share.

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear great grandma Lynne, What a beautiful celebration! The flowers and decorations, food and've been so busy! Everything looked so lovely. Alena just glows, is there anything prettier than a mom to be? There is also that crazy good looking great granny. ;-). Oakland is a very lucky baby. Love, Penny

Olive said...

Love the pink and green. She is lovely pregnant.

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Oh that last pic is priceless...little Oakland and the village, so precious! What a beautiful and classy shower! I chuckled over the flags getting back in place, bet you all had some good family time together. Mommy to be sure looks like you!