Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Superhero Saves the Day!

You "met" my best friend, Paige, yesterday in my 32 for 32 post. Now you will learn all about the baby shower we threw for her to welcome her second child into this world.

Paige is a lot like me in terms of, well everything, but that includes how we feel about super sweet baby boy stuff. It's not really our thing. See, when I found out that I was having a boy, there were many people who wanted him to have the soft and sweet baby outfits and the sugary sweet decorations that went along with that type of "true southern" feeling. I, on the other hand, wanted him to be a super cool little dude that liked to play air guitar and wanted to jump off of things yelling "arrrgh". Or something like that. The point is, I didn't want that picture perfect southern-style for him. Even as an infant, he wore funny t-shirt onesies or polo-style collars and dressed like the rockin' boy he is.

Paige is the same way. Sweet boy's nursery even has a superhero theme, complete with black and gray walls. She and her musician husband definitely did not want the styles and feelings of the typical southern baby shower to celebrate what will be their awesome little dude. So we, who were hosting the shower, decided that this party should have a superhero-theme so that people would shower them with gifts that they would really appreciate and love.

In the age of Pinterest, it is so easy to get ideas for parties, and we created a secret board to bring us hosts together on the same page. That small gesture proved invaluable because this little shin-dig was a huge success. We had amazing food - with themed names of course, superhero decor that they can use in his nursery and hospital door, and a photo-booth with superhero props. Check it out!

These cookies were so sinful that I was waiting for lightning to strike us all down for eating them.

This was painted by one of the talented hostesses, Kelly, who also happens to be Paige's sister-in-law.

All of Paige's flower girls from her wedding. They were just babies then.

The hostesses with the mostesses...and the baby of honor - in his mother.

Admittedly, the pictures didn't turn out how I had hoped, but I was having too much fun to really take my time and get the shots I needed. The sign of a great party, though, right? The fact that I didn't even take time to take pictures. Go us!

Paige is like most pregnant women - she doesn't feel beautiful when she is pregnant because she just doesn't feel good. I am sure that you will all disagree with her though. She is radiant, so I convinced her to let me take some pictures of her while we were there. We didn't get too many because she was getting pretty tired, but we intend to go full-out once baby boy makes his debut.

Big sister loves her brother already.

I can't wait to meet this little dude...I mean, I was really hoping he was going to grace us with his presence on my birthday but that didn't happen. It's cool, I forgive him anyway.

I am so happy that we got a chance to shower his precious mother with time and gifts that will help their family in the months to come. Join me in praying for a safe delivery and a happy family very before I leave to go out of town for Thanksgiving. I mean it.