This weekend I had the honor of hosting my sister's baby shower. Our 3rd big party in 3 weeks. With 40+ women on Saturday, it was such a great time. I have pretty much been planning this shower since my sister announced she was pregnant in February, and crafting since her gender reveal. My niece, Embry, will be here in 10 short weeks and hopefully on my birthday (my bday is Oct 14th and she is due on the 15th).
sign for above her crib (with her bedding fabric) / decor and fun baby wear / reading chair / pomanders / baby pictures of cori / bow making station / baby books / mom, aunt, gramma to be pins
wreath / diaper babies / cake
cake balls / white sangria / sweet & sour showers cookies
Embry honestly won't have enough time to wear all the adorable clothes she has! Girl has enough to wear 3 new outfits a day for a year! And oh how precious is embroidered baby wear!! We kept joking that we will have to embroider "sister" at the bottom of all the clothing for baby #2. And swim suits...she already has 4 for next summer (the last suit I bought was for our honeymoon almost 2 years ago!).
Many of you have commented on her name, Embry, and I wanted to share the meaning. Cori's husband, Jacob, has a wonderful step dad who has been in his life for many years. He is very special to me and Jon as well. He never got to have children of his own and his last name is Embry. So Embry will have a gramma and grampa Embry!
We had a hairbow making station and played The Price Is Right- Baby Edition. My mom and I bought about 10 baby items (baby shampoo, powder, bottles, wipes, etc) and had the guests guess the price to the nearest cent. If you went over, you were out. It was fun!
We also had a photo booth area where guests could write a special note to Cori, Jacob or Embry. Some were funny, some were serious, it was the best idea in lieu of a guest book!
can you spot Ernie?
Mom and her girls
There will be 5 of us very soon!
who do you think looks like who?
The shower was amazing. It will be a hard party to top. The stairs were COVERED in gifts. My favorite part of any party is watching someone open gifts. Heck I even got excited about bottle cleaners and Boppy covers. I love seeing my sister so happy. Baby E is already so incredibly loved. She is going to have many many people fighting for cuddle time!
The men of the family (dad, brother, brother in law and Jon) spent the day together and joined us when the shower was over. Tomi and I showcased all the gifts and organized them for their trip back to Dallas. We recapped the shower, looked through photos then had dinner on the lake.
Sunday morning I took couples maternity photos for Cori and Jacob. I can't wait to go through them tonight and show you guys! Sorry for the picture overload but this was such a special weekend for our family. Get ready...come October you will be showered with pictures of my niece!
Hope you all had a great weekend!