Thursday, August 14, 2014

Baby H #3 Shower

I was not going to have a baby shower or anything for baby #3 because.... we have a lot of hand me down stuff for the baby and because..... we don't know the gender and.... I just don't know how many times you get to have a baby shower??
 But, after some persistent encouraging by a few sweet friends we had the cutest, most fun, non-traditional couples shower for Baby #3.
It was small with just a few close couple friends and our parents, no kids and an adult theme!
Lindsey and Ross hosted the party with lots of help from Mendy and Alex and some other sweet friends.
It was so fun to arrive at their house and see this cute diaper wreath made by Linds for us!
The whole party theme was a diaper shower and we got tons of diapers for sweet baby#3 that will be the biggest help to us when he or she arrives!
It was the cutest theme with so, so many decorative details and just tons of thought.
I cannot wait to read all these as I change baby diapers in the near future.
 I am sure I will laugh like crazy.
Stacee made this adorable diaper/beer cake with full beer for Ben to take home. It was so cute! And of course every chalkboard is a Mendy Harrison special.
There were diaper / flower centerpieces everywhere.
Staci actually went into a random field to retrieve all of these real sunflowers. So sweet!
Kristen brought all kinds of bunting and blue and white checkerboard tablecloths. I wish I could have been on the email chain of all these sweet and talented girls planning this party.
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Cutest party favors because we are adding Smore love to our growing family!
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All the hostesses brought food and drinks and their own decor it all just pulled together so well!
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We are just so thankful for our sweet friends that came to celebrate with excitement Baby #3.  My precious college roomate, Lindsay, came in to celebrate and spend the night with  Kris and I and it was just the best thing having her in town!
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for being excited for us and celebrating Baby #3 with so much love.  You are all truly a blessing and we love you so much.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Kinley's Tea Party

A few months ago my mom purchased a Tea Party for Kinley at her church auction from some sweet ladies at her church.
Kinley would be the guest of honor and she could invite 4 friends to have tea with her. After a few months of date changing and trying to nail down a date good for all the ladies and Kinely's friends, we finally got to have tea this past weekend.
 They decided to call it "Kinley's Back to School Tea Party." 
 The girls were supposed to dress in their fanciest clothes to attend tea.
Kinley's vision of her fanciest outfit was her Tiana dress and her hair done like she just left the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and once we got her ready, she was in full-on Disney princess mode and ready to pose with her admiring fans.
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The set up of the tea party was so cute.
  One of the hostesses posted this pic on facebook early in the day.
Kinley, her friends and both her grandmas got to sit at the table with the granddaughter, Ella, of the lady that threw the tea party.  Ella is 8 and would explain every course to the little girls and show them proper tea party etiquette. She was so precious.
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The first course was Kinley's favorite finger sandwiches with English Breakfast Tea. 
The biggest hit on the table was the sugar cubes which they piled in to every cup of tea.
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The second course was fruit and cheese with Ginger Peach tea. They loved getting to drizzle chocolate and caramel and powdered sugar on all their fruit.
The last course was dessert with the "champagne of teas" Darjeeling tea.
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In between courses they wrote their names with crayons, were read a book about tea parties and played a game.
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We ended the party with some posed pics.
Each girl got an individual pic with Kinley.
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And the grandmas...
Group of girls with big girl Ella too.
Group pic with the hostesses
Group pic with moms.

Each girl left with party favors filled with a fancy hat to take home, candy popcorn and crayons and tea to make at home for their own tea party.
It was SO sweet and so much fun!