Saturday, January 12, 2008

A baby shower for Amanda [&Carlee Jo]

Today I gave my best friend, Amanda, a baby shower. She is having a baby girl in February. This will be her first child. Like me and Trad did, Amanda and Shawn have been trying to have a baby for a while now. We are all so delighted that it has finally happened.
The first thing we did was EAT!! This is Amanda getting some yummy fruit and chocolate.
This is my chocolate fountain that I got for Christmas. My sweet husband thought of it all by himself! He did a good job!!
They are going to name her Carlee Jo. This will be in memory of Amanda's dad. His name was Joe Carl. I think this is very special and I hope that Carlee will be grateful of her name.
This is the cake!! Joy Tubb made it and it was wonderful!! She did an excellent job. Not only was it pretty, it tasted good too!! She made some oh-so-delicious mints also!! [[Mosey on over to her blog and drool over all the goodies she can make by clicking HERE.]]

Here is Amanda cutting the cake. Amanda's sister-in-law, Bridget is in the background holding my beautiful little butterball!!
After we ate, we played some games, of which there was nothing to take pictures of. Everyone seemed to like them though. I shook things up a little and did some games that I have never done before. Variety is the spice of life!!

Now on to the presents!!!

These are some blankets that Nannie [Amanda's mom, Sandra] got for Carlee. The white one will be used to bring her home.

Money is always good!!

This was from Cynthia. It is a shopping cart seat cover. How do you expect the baby to get all those germs if you cover up the cart??

This is a very special gift. This afaghan was made by Shawn's mom, Brinda, before she passed away. It has been put up waiting on a grandchild.

Every girl needs SHOES!!!

This is my diaper cake. For some reason it looks lopsided in this picture. It was my first attempt at making one. I am very happy with the way it turned out!! The bow on top is a hairbow. It has Carlee's name on it. [[I am ALL about the personalized things!!]]

There was even time to play with Abby!!

All in all, I think the shower turned out nice. There wasn't so many people there that it was crowded. The food was good, the games were fun, and Amanda got some nice things for Carlee. With some of the money she got, she stopped at Wal-Mart and got her carseat and a wipe warmer. She is now ready for Carlee to come.
If only her house was finished...


Cynthia said...

we had a fun time!! thanks for inviting me.

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for having the baby shower for Carlee and I. I had a great time. You are truly the best friend I have. Although you act like you didn't, you put a lot of work into it, and I appriciate it...more than you'll ever know. I can't believe that it's almost time, I thought this would never happen. I hope and pray that Abby and Carlee are as close and we are!! Love ya bunches and thanks again!! Love, Manda

Simply Joy Catering said...

Hi Amanda,

What a wonderful hostess you are! Everything looked so beautiful!

Thank you so much for the compliments on the cake and mints. I try to put alot of thought into each and every order. As I frequently say, I have to have a "divine intervention" on the design. I loved the idea that your and my thoughts about the shower umbrella were together. (Invitations and cake) You are such a great person and am blessed by meeting you!

Again, Thank You!


Alice Wills Gold said...

I love personalized gifts too. I wish I had a machine that could do the embroidery...imagine what you could do with that.

Love the chocolate fountain...what a great gift from the hubby.

I also love the name that they picked for the is certainly sentimental, but also a very cute name.

Thanks for your look into the baby shower..i felt like i was there.

plush puppies said...

Awesome!!! Great pictures.. Keep on posting such pictures.