This past weekend I interrupted my week of lounging in Kentucky to go to Cincinnati to help throw a baby shower for my sister-in-law. As soon as Laura told me she was having a baby I was all about THE SHOWER. True, showers, like all baby things, tend towards the feminine side, but that didn’t mean that I didn’t have some big ideas for my nephew. A Le Petit Prince themed shower with foxes on everything! A Peter Rabbit themed shower where we pretended that everything was masculine because Peter is a boy! And finally the winner, a nautical shower, mostly because I wanted invitations that announced “Ahoy! It’s a boy!” As you can see in those photos, the ladies in charge of food and decorations (I held down the invites and games) outdid themselves. That cake? It is double layered with lemon curd filling and that is marshmallow fondant so you can actually enjoy eating the pretty decoration. The anchors on those cupcakes? Those are handmade dyed white chocolate edible anchors. From the saltwater taffy favors, to the convicting scriptural charge delivered by one of the ladies, everything about this shower was perfect.
After the shower, and after our cake and breakfast casserole-induced coma on the floor, I made Laura pose for some bump photos. Yes, I dragged a pregnant women down a muddy embankment and made her stand in a creek so I could take pictures. But really, she is so cute that you can’t blame me.Can’t wait till my little nephew makes his appearance in September!