Monday, October 15, 2012

Welcoming Jack

Our niece, Lisa, is having a baby boy named Jack any day now.  She lives far away in Minnesota, but Bob's sister and I wanted to have a shower for her for our side of the family.
Bob's sister, also Sue, lives in Minnesota in the same general area as Lisa, so, we had the shower at Sue's.

My daughter, Laura, made the banner below.

She also did the initials below which are decoupaged with pages from Golden Books.  The theme of our shower was Golden Books and I had fun scouring junk stores for old books.
My daughter, Jessica, painted the sign for Jack's nursery.  I don't have a picture of her bedding, but if you go to The Land of Nod's website, you will see his bedding and this is an exact copy of the pillow for his bed.
The table held a book for signing and a copy of the invitation and book plates for each guest to place in their book.

The cute mantel area.

The table before the food.  I forgot to take any after we put the food out.

Of course there was lemonade in the carafe and mini desserts and apple dip and a few other goodies in the bowls.

I tried to have books and toys scattered here and there and they were part of Lisa's gift.

We used the vintage golden books as lap desks to play our one and only game.  Laura made up some questions about children's books.

The front porch was cute too, with lots of yellow mums and a wreath made of yellow yarn for the door.  I wish I had a picture of that because I made it.  And I don't do crafts!

Here are my 2 girls and their cousin Lisa.

This shower was part of our 4000 mile journey this fall.  You should have seen our car with all of the shower "stuff" we hauled to Minnesota!  We also made a trip to see Bob's folks and bring back his mother to be at the shower.

A good time was had by all!
Now we just can't wait to meet baby Jack.

1 comment:

jessica said...

You and Sue came up with some really cute ideas! We had a great time and I was so glad to be able to attend!