Sunday, August 14, 2011

Oh,'s a party...

Last week we had a baby shower for d-i-l and son...first grandchild of ours making us wait for his/her appearance 'til the end of September.

Just wanted to share some pics of the decor with you--I made the decorations and even tried my hand at the cupcakes. If you haven't figured it out, it was a zoo theme. Colors were gender neutral--there are so few real surprises in life and I am so glad the parents-to-be decided to wait for this very special surprise.

Little bags of animal cookies made perfect little favors. I think everything turned out really cute, if I do say so myself.

I turned my "flop" cupcakes into cake balls--which were a big hit. Hubby nicknamed them "fat pills". Whatever you call them, they were yummy!

I had a little assistance with the ABC blocks...first was Mr. Lowe's Man who cut two perfectly good 8-foot 2x4's into 3 pieces each for us so we could fit them into my Jeep Wrangler. What can I say--it was a beautiful summer day and we decided to go "topless"--don't judge us too harshly ;). Anyway, Mr. Lowe's man didn't even act surprised--he totally understood as he drove a Camry and said he could relate...Then Son #2 lovingly cut each block for me--you see he had our chop saw and wasn't quite ready to give it back yet--so he volunteered to cut them and retain ownership of our saw for awhile longer...Next dear hubby carefully sanded each one--I started sanding by hand but innovative genius that he is, he soon pulled out the belt sander and did a fine job of smoothing out all of the rough spots in preparation for me to paint them. Through all of that teamwork, we not only had cute decorations for the centerpieces, but now we are all set with enough blocks to build an impressive tower with Grandbaby--as soon as he/she can sit up of course!


  1. Everything looks great! Love the block idea! The surprise babies are so much fun, we only had Shawnee's two, the rest found out ahead of time. I bet you can't wait!

  2. Cute, Cute, Cute!!! You did a bang up joy on the shower.

    Congratulations on the upcomin' babe!

    God bless and have a terrific evenin' :o)

  3. Raced right over here to see pics! Where are they?

    Congratulations! She is beautiful!

    Now let's see your pics!