Monday, May 18, 2009

Baby Shower - Take Two

Before Anna Claire was born, the ladies in our church had planned a baby shower for us on February 15th. Since she decided to arrive a little early, on February 10th, they offered to postpone it for when she was out of the NICU and the threat of colds/flu were over. So, yesterday, was the rescheduled shower for us. I've never been to a baby shower where the baby is actually there to celebrate too!! Anna Claire did not lack for attention. I think I held her for the first 10 minutes and then from there, the ladies took over.

They outdid themselves with the decorations. Everything was a shade of lilac, which is the color of Anna Claire's room. Emily was sneaky too--she downloaded a couple of pictures from my blog and framed them for the table! Someone shared a devotion about being a mother, what it means and what it looks like, it was so encouraging and really made me anticipate the years to come with Anna Claire.

Anna Claire received some very special gifts too--her first tea set (thanks Emily!), a quilt made by the pastor's wife (thank you Nancy!), her first pair of jeans (thank you Melissa--we can't wait for fall!), homemade crib shoes (thank you Addie and Sophie!), and clothes, clothes, and more clothes. She is going to be the best dressed baby girl this summer for sure.


How cute is this picture???



To all of the ladies at CBC--thank you for making yesterday so wonderful! Anna Claire and I had a wonderful time. As I sit and reflect on the day, I am so thankful for each and every one of you and for the influence you have had and will continue to have on our family. I couldn't ask to be surrounded by a more godly and beautiful group of women.

PS. Thank you Vicki for taking the pictures!









11 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

What a fabulous shower! Cute pictures!

Joanna said...

Love those flowers...She looked as beautiful as ever! What a great shower.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

What fun you had! Looks like you are loved by so many and I am glad that you shared this with us.

How about some more Anna Claire pics?

Susie from Bienvenue said...

How sweet that she could be there to share her special day! Looks like y'all had a nice day and what sweet wonderful gifts. Something so special about your church friends/family and hanmade gifts. Priceless!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh..what a BEAUTIFUL day you had!!! Baby showers are simply sweet!!

You look GREAT!!!

Emily said...

It really was a blessing to take part with so many and rejoice with you and Anna Claire on such a special day. She is growing so beautifully and I pray the Lord will continue to pour His love, grace, and mercy on her.

Shannon said...

Wow! What a pretty shower! Her first tea set.....how cute!

Montee said...

Everything looks so sweet, especially little Anna Claire.

The Graves' House said...

how fun and special! i day i'm sure you will never forget.

Every Day Blessings said...

How sweet is that. I am so glad that you were able to take her along. Our first, we adopted, she was less than a week old, we had nothing and the ladies at the church went crazy. It was awesome. And I remember there was almost a fight between the ladies as to who was holding her to much. Very fun memories.

Smelling Coffee said...

How wonderful! That little baby (and her parents) is/are well loved! :-)