Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Baby Baby Baby

Nope, not for me. Just for everyone else. Ya'll can stop hypervenilating now. ;)

For the past couple of weeks I have been knee-deep in all things baby; shopping for baby gifts, making cards and invites, planning a shower.... It's all fun stuff, but it's kept me busy! By now, all of the soon to be moms that actually read the blog should have seen this stuff in person, hence the delay in the post.

Kelcat* and I were bridesmaids in each others wedding 3 1/2 years ago and now she is expecting a little girl this spring! Cannot believe how time flies!! Her high school friends threw her a very cute, pink and brown themed baby shower last month. Kelcat looks great, happy and health - pregnancy really agrees with her. She got a ton of good stuff so the little peanut is going to be well taken care of. I stuck with the shower colors and made a card to go with the gift.



While I was at it, I also made a card for Leslie. I love that I've been able to follow her pregnancy - the highs, the lows and everything inbetween - through her blog. Very cool.


Sunday found me at another baby shower for Lilcee. Another soon-to-be mommy who looks adorable! Being a lame-o, I didn't take a single pic, but Wan has some cute ones here.

Lastly, I'm prepping for the first formal shower I'm hosting at our house. Eeeee! Really, it's pathetic how excited I am about it, but oh well. Jim's cousin's wife is pregnant with a little girl due in May. I really like her and her husband and put in my request to host the family shower back in December, and shockingly, the aunts all agreed to it! With a large family like my husband's, it's typically the aunts that share in hosting duties, so it's nice to be given a chance to host a formal family event. One of the biggest things I was looking forward to after buying the house was to be able to entertain more, especially family stuff and this fits in perfectly.

The shower is in 3 weeks so the color scheme, invites and menu are all set.

I have lists for my lists on what I still need to do and when, but I'm feeling good about it. Okay, so maybe I had one awful dream where everyone showed up to a dirty house with no food or beverage options, but other than that, I'm totally calm about everything. :P I still have some rentals to take care of and several Joanns/Michaels/Ikea/Costco runs to make, but all in all, I think it's good.

The last baby event for the spring should be Tre's shower. She is due in July with their first baby - they want to be surprised, so they're waiting to find out the gender. I couldn't help picking up a ridiculously cute outfit for them during this basketball season.

Adorable, right? They are part of our group that shares Lakers season tickets, so I thought it quite appropriate. I figure, if it winds up being a girl, I'll send over a big, obnoxious, purple and gold bow headband and call it a day. ;)


* This is a new nickname that I'm trying out for her. Not sure if it's gonna stick though. Kelcat, any other ideas of what you'd like to be called here?

16 comments:

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

Wow, you have such an amazing attitude about all this baby shower stuff! Great job on the invites; they look awesome.

Baby Mama said...

Cards and invites are super duper cute!!

Cute Lakers outfit! My baby (boy or girl) will be sporting all sorts of Detroit sports gear!

WeezerMonkey said...

Crafty.

Winnie said...

Holy cow. That's a LOT of baby stuff :) The cards and invites are cute! Please post pictures of your baby shower (well the shower being held at your house) afterwards!

Leslie said...

You're an awesome crafty mofo. I love the card you made for us. :)

wan-nabe said...

uber cute! but i knew it would be :)

i love the lakers gear. i want some for the bean!

Ann Marie said...

Now that's an attention grabbing headline. ;)

I admire your craftiness.

Kay said...

amber! i'm so impressed =) you can totally sell those.

dapotato said...

lots of OHNAYZEES!

ssinca said...

ditto, FGD - I think you are perfect for this baby thing;).

Kelcat said...

Your card and the gift wrapping was so cute! Thanks again for coming. I'm excited to see the finished product of the shower at your house. Kelcat works for me or I don't mind you just using my first name. Tre will love the Lakers gear.

That Girl said...

We just entered baby season in my corner of the world. If L can hold out till next month there's one due every month for the rest of the year among my friends. Although it's looking more and more likely we're going to have an early one and then nothing in May.

R said...

I love that you are so excited about this kind of stuff. It makes me feel better about me. ;) Everything looks great and I'm sure you will win an award for your super fab hosting abilities. :)

Jen said...

Fun! The cards are really cute!!

alyssa said...

I love how crafty you are! I can see you craft away in your little room with Gilmore Girls on ;) Such cute stuff! Can't wait to see pics of the baby shower!!! I'm doing one for my friend Emily in June! You've inspired me! BTW, is it about time to talk about the 2009 3-Day? ;)

tam pham said...

love the cards/invites!!!!!!!!! you should totally do a "how to" post :-)!!!