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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Shower the people you love with love.

So, my little sister is having a baby of her own – a boy!  A BOY?!  Seriously, we’re a family of women, I have a little girl, we’re all totally clueless when it comes to boy stuff.  Snakes, and snails and puppy dog tails.  Eek!  Nah, we’re all so very excited to welcome little Jackson into our family.  We’ll get to meet him in 8 short weeks (or sooner if he’s impatient like Anna was).  I’m really hoping he’ll come on May 28th (his due date is June 1) since that’s my birthday and all.  Please make sure you write that date on your calendar and send lots of presents to me.  Thanks!

Anyway, back to the point of this blog. This past weekend we threw a baby shower for my sister and Jackson.  It was so much fun decorating with blue stuff for a change.  Everything turned out wonderfully!  Here are some pictures from the day.

First of all, some of the decorations were made possible by some very awesome people.  My good friend Allison made the invitations below.  They were just perfect!  Please excuse the blurred out parts – I don’t want you crazy stalkers to know my personal information, yo!

also made the most precious name banner ever!  Nicolle is going to hang this in Jackson’s nursery, too, so it serves dual purposes (shower decor, room decor). 
April 2010 - Easter 168

Then I was super stoked to be able to use some PRECIOUS favor tags from Sherry at Party Pops.  Party Pops offers Fun, Stylish, and Unique Party Decorations for all occasions. Personalized and Custom made for you!  You can also check out her blog -  Anyway, the party tags were an absolute hit at the shower.  I would definitely recommend her Etsy store to every parent who reads this blog.  Check it out!  Here’s what she did for Jackson:

April 2010 - Easter 161April 2010 - Easter 186The set included the favor bags, the party tags and the ribbon to tie everything up – it was SO easy and looked wonderful.  Thank you so much, Sherry!

Even though the weather was a little funky, it was a great day spending time with family and friends.  Nicolle and Jackson were certainly showered with many wonderful gifts.  Here are some photos from the day. 

April 2010 - Easter 164 The cake was decorated to match the invitation.  So precious!

April 2010 - Easter 183Here’s the mama-to-be with her cake.  

April 2010 - Easter 197Here’s my child making a big mess of the balloons. 

23554_378231398239_511683239_3903275_4331062_n Mom, Nicolle, Me

23554_378231428239_511683239_3903280_4645262_n Just some of the loot – it actually extended past this picture all the way to the left of that table.  It was insane!

23554_378231508239_511683239_3903293_7056762_n Niki opening up the gift basket I gave her.

23554_378231523239_511683239_3903296_6759588_n The precious Jackson hat, onesie and burp cloth set that I got from MadeCuteJust4U.  Here’s a close-up:

il_430xN_126657873 If you want a set for someone, mention One Porkchop Blog at checkout, and you will receive 10% off your order!

23554_378231713239_511683239_3903331_730831_nSeriously, is that not the cutest basket ever?!  Our close family friends made that for Nicolle and Jackson (as well as filled it with lots of great stuff).  

23554_378231843239_511683239_3903357_4624452_nHere’s my child trying to steal some presents.  

23554_378231853239_511683239_3903359_2582507_n Trying to steal presents again – she hasn’t quite grasped the concept that this isn’t her birthday. 

23554_378231438239_511683239_3903282_568569_n Now she’s trying to steal the balloons. 

23554_378231888239_511683239_3903366_3627534_n I think this picture is hilarious.  She was definitely trying to steal the show that day.  I need to teach that girl some manners!

So, all in all it was a wonderful day!  Jackson and my sister were definitely showered with love! 

Now let’s make some predictions – how many of you think Jackson will be born on June 1?  Earlier?  Later?  What will his weight/height be?  Please leave a message with your guesstimate.  The person who is closest (or on the dot) will win a special prize (yet to be determined).  GOOD LUCK!


Mungee's Ma said...

June 4, 7# 12oz, 3:53 pm. My birthday is May 29th, BTW. :)

AudreyGolightly said...

What a beautiful shower! I love having a boy, it's so much fun!
I'm going to guess 9lb 14oz and 20in just like Nicholas. I'll also guess your birthday as the big day.

I know that's all going to be way off b/c most people don't have large turkey sized babies but still.

Emily said...

I'm going with June 2nd, 7lbs 1oz, 19 inches.

Liz said...

I guess, May 17th
weighing in at 6 lbs 14 oz. and he will be 19-1/2 inches long.

Liz C said...

I'd guess 7lbs 8oz & 20in.
Good luck to your sister and Jackson!! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE that name. I told my husband that I wanted to name our first born son Jackson & he looked at me like I had 3 heads. He said "like Jackson Browne or Jackson 5?" He's a yankee, so I guess that's not that common of a name where he's from. I'll have to persuade him... wish me luck on that.

The Bormann Family said...

WOW! You guys did a great job, all the party details are super cute!!!

I saw your blog from the Foster Family.

Allison aka Half of VAMH said...

Shut up!! Everything is perfect Nat!

The Babcock Family said...

Great job with the shower! I LOOOVE your sister's dress. Is it maternity? And can you ask her where it's from? ;)

Mrs E said...

May 29th

8 lbs 2 oz

Caroline said...

you all will love having a boy in the family! i was so confused as to what i would do with a boy... i'm so girly! but i love every moment of it! looks like a lovely shower.

and how gorgeous are the ladies in your family?!?

Tamara said...

Awe, what an exciting time for your family! The shower was perfect!

{Amanda} said...

what a cute shower! the decor, gifts, cake, etc is great for a baby boy...and your sister's dress is ADORABLE!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a beautiful family!
Super cute shower stuff.

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