Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gender Reveal

I have another cousin that is expecting (I love it when my cousins are pregnant) and she wanted to do a gender reveal party for her baby. These parties are super fun to plan and I was more than happy to help her plan her party. 

 Amy loves shoes so I knew I had to decorate with cute boy and girl shoes. I also love baby clothes so I thought it would be cute to display a boy outfit and a girl outfit.

These parties are a great way to include men at a shower since the expecting dad will be there. 
Amy wanted to include all the guests. So we set up a way for everyone to wear their vote on by pinning a mustache or bow on their person. They were a perfect touch everyone enjoyed wearing their vote proudly (I picked boy :))!

Mom and Dad wearing their votes!

Her reveal was hidden inside a few donuts. (one of her pregnancy cravings). Her, her husband and her mom all took bites from their donuts and as her guests watched with eager anticipation for what color the cream would be and help everyone discover the gender at the same time.

We were dying to find out the gender and it was finally time!

It’s a………

Here is a video of the reveal! My cousin was in total shock (she was convinced it was a girl)!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Baby Shower!

Anyone that knows me knows I love to throw parties. So when my cousin announced she was pregnant with a girl I jumped at the opportunity to throw her a shower! 

I decided to go with an English Garden theme. I LOVE flowers! Fresh are the best but they can get expensive when planning a party. I saw these letters one day made with real flowers and I knew I could make this the star of the shower. I opted for silk flowers so they could last forever.

 One of the things I loved from my shower was having my guests sign books to Adler. We still read the messages everyone left for him and I know Alder will enjoy it one day. I decided to do the same thing for Megan’s shower. We had all the guests sign Chrysanthemum, a book about a girl named after a flower and how she realizes that her name is special.

We served all of Megan’s cravings as refreshments. We filled up on popcorn, fruit, cheese and crackers, granola and sour candies.I also gave out sour watermelons as a party favor. 

I hand painted these canvases to add a special touch to the food table.

I love paper bows and what better place to display them then a baby shower!

We are all looking forward to meeting her little girl and this shower only made us that much more excited for her birth day.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mommy Style Monday: Flannel

I am trying to fit in all my fall and winter clothes one last time before it gets too hot! My flannels are on constant repeat. They are super cozy and comfortable. This one is from J.Crew Factory. I love J.Crew Factory because I feel like they bring the items that were popular at J.Crew to the factory a year later at a discounted price. I had my eye on this flannel a year ago around Christmas time but it was sold out. When I checked the Factory at the start of fall I was so excited to see it and quickly ordered it! 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Adler is 11 Months!

The countdown to Adler’s birthday is two weeks! I can’t even believe it! Dane and I were talking the other day and we both decided we love this age because his little personality just keeps getting cuter and we love how interactive he is!

-He took his first steps! It was very exciting! He is also free standing now in the middle of rooms. He would hold on to stuff and let go before or stand when we put him up but now he will get himself to the standing position on his own in the middle of the room. I am torn if I want him to start walking. He is so curious that I know he will be non-stop and he will always want to get down but I think it will be so cute to see him walk.

-He started clapping a month ago and we can’t get enough of it. Whenever we say “yay Adler” he just claps away!

-He also throws his hands above his head and does touchdown when we say “Touchdown!” It makes me laugh every time. I need to try and get a picture of it.

-He is getting 4 more teeth up top. They have just been sitting there so I have no idea when they will make an appearance.

-He is climbing on everything! We have a love sac and a little ottoman and I always find him on them. Now he just needs to figure out how to get down without falling off them.

-Adler has started to get more clingy. Part of me loves this but it is hard to get stuff done when he is like this because he always wants to be picked up. I just can’t resist that cute face. 

-He has this little basketball hoop we got from Dane’s cousins and he can put the basketball in the hoop. He gets so excited every time he does it and so do we. The hoop also cheers and plays music so every time he makes it he also dances. I need to get a video of that!

We love our little boy so much he has grown up a ton and I love watching him learn new things. He has already done some super cute and amazing things that I can’t wait to share in the 12 month post. 

I was not very good at taking pictures and videos this month but I will share what I have. I have a ton of things that he does that I need to take pictures of and video. 

He loves his daddy!

Look at that cute face

Family Picture!

He loves avocados but they are hard to pick up! This was obviously Dane feeding him (I am still working on being ok with him getting messy! I'm in trouble when he is older).

Our Valentine's photo shoot!

I am IN LOVE with this rocker!

We drove down to Utah for Amanda's mission call! She is going to Brazil!

He likes playing in his crib!

And with kitchen supplies....

Look at those eyelashes! I love my snuggle bug!

This is a new smile Adler is doing when he scrunches his nose! I LOVE it and hope to get a better picture!

Adler's 11 month photo shoot! I don't have 11 peg buddies so I had to get creative :)

My favorite picture of his face!

Adler and I at Young Women's

Mommy Style Monday: Pattern and Stripes

One more of my favorite sweaters before Spring happens! I love mixing patterns and this sweater makes it super easy and it was a winter favorite of mine!