snagged some photos from Maxine yesterday. I had to show you the fruit salad. I should include the recipe but I don't have it. If Maxine is in a good mood, maybe she'll put the recipe in the comments. :)
And a better view of the decorations, guests, and my backside.
The "theme" if we can really say we had one for the baby shower, was "going places". I made a couple of banners with black and white photos of babies and of places around the world. I was real happy with how they turned out.
hobo bags full of m&m's were the party favors, and the awesome spread was, as I said, the brainchild of Maxine. She brought the best fruit salad I have ever had (a lime/mint sauce! so good!) and her homemade cranberry orange scones were to die for.
the cupcakes were from a box mix (i do not apologize) and the frosting was "the best frosting i've ever had" from Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen website.
Finally, the hammock from Brazil that has been living in a closet or a box for the past 13 years has a home. And 4 boys who love it. Poor Daddy - the kids usurp it every time he thinks he's going to "get away for a bit".
It must be a guy thing? Because I just get bored...
I have a friend who recently moved across the country with 3 kids. And I have another who recently moved to a different country with 4 kids. And I do not know how they managed; because moving to a nearby city with 3 kids was quite the experience!
We slept in the back yard in a tent while we were painting. The boys loved it. They wanted to do it every day until the end of time.
And now that we're all (mostly. kindof) settled in, they have adjusted to the new location and new schools (more on THAT later) and more space.
During the two weeks before the move, my good friend Robin and my neighbor and friend Maxine took turns taking my kids and feeding them and keeping them sane.
Connor was out in the sun too much one day and started peeling - if you look closely you can see his skin is peeling off in a heart shape between his shoulder blades. heh.
Once I convinced him he wasn't dying of some weird disease, he thought it was pretty funny.
They stayed up late and played with random things left behind from the last tennant. Hopefully we didn't keep anyone awake.
It was tough at times, and we all stressed out a little bit, but we're back to normal now and everyone is happy.