Saturday, April 2, 2016

easter showers bring may... babies!

Over Easter, we traveled to my parents house for a fun whirlwind of a weekend. My in-laws even flew in to attend the baby shower that Aunt Ruthann and Kelsey planned for me! Saturday morning, we all got ready for the shower. My toes are a bit beyond my reach at the moment, so Kelsey helped me paint them "baby pink," a new nail polish color that Kathy gave me for Christmas. So perfect!

cozy birdhouse | getting ready for my baby shower

The shower was at a little tea room nearby. My lovely hostesses felt a lot of pressure to show off their crafting skills for me, and everything turned out amazing. Aunt Ruthann made an adorable diaper cake centerpiece and a batch of cute owl cookies as favors (with decorating help from Mom and Kelsey). We lunched on chicken salad, cucumber sandwiches, and lots of miniature desserts.

cozy birdhouse | my baby shower decorations

I loved having my family, in-laws, high school friends, and mom's friends all together. My cousin Jamie even brought baby Libby wearing the cardigan I made for her baby shower; the gray and pink coordinated perfectly with my shower theme!

cozy birdhouse | my baby shower

Dan arrived towards the end of the shower and helped me open a mountain of gifts. We received so many practical and thoughtful items; we feel much better prepared to welcome our little girl now! She will certainly be a well-dressed baby.

cozy birdhouse | a mountain of baby shower gifts

cozy birdhouse | opening our baby shower gifts

cozy birdhouse | our baby shower guests

cozy birdhouse | at my baby shower

After the shower, we rested for a bit and then drove to our little downtown area to enjoy the nice weather. We walked past the shops and then a short distance on the bike trail. We spotted a Cooper's Hawk perched in the trees right over the trail, but I couldn't get a good photo on my phone! Then we went back to my parents' house for dinner followed by toasty s'mores around the fire pit.

cozy birdhouse | an easter weekend stroll

cozy birdhouse | making delicious hot s'mores

Sunday morning, we ate brunch and hunted for our Easter baskets before Mass. (It took me the longest to find mine, as usual. Forgot to look in the dryer!) It was so fun having our families together for a baby celebration and an Easter celebration!

cozy birdhouse | extended family easter photo

cozy birdhouse | family easter photo


  1. You look great!! Love the pictures :)

  2. It was so much fun, Caitlin - now we look forward to meeting sweet little baby Ford!
    Love seeing all of your family photos from the weekend, too!