Monday, August 29, 2011

What's better than one baby?


No, I'm not expecting a second child anytime too soon.  However, my friend, Carly, is about to pop with twins!  Chris and I traveled to St. Louis this last weekend to visit friends and shower Carly with love and gifts for her twin girls.  Due any day now!

 Carly practices the two-hand hold with Everett.  I think that expression is priceless.
 We co-hosted the shower with some lovely ladies from St. Louis that lead Young Life with Carly.  Their home was amazing.  Seriously, MTV could do an episode of Cribs for this house.  They put so many special loving touches into the decor.  Here's the diaper cake made by the St. Louis hosts.
Our spread was pretty tasty.  I'm the proud purchaser of that grocery-made spinach and seven layer bean dip.  I do cater events if anyone is interested.  (I'm booked through 2012 though.)

 What do you get when you combine hot glue, cupcake paper holders and a Styrofoam ball?  Something absolutely adorable.  See above photo.
 We had a Milkaholic themed shower and served milk out of glass bottles.  Those fancy straws were purchased from Esty and the glass bottles for chocolate milk were recycled frappe bottles.  Fantastic and reasonable.
 This is the hairbow making station.  These hairbows might help Matt and Carly keep their identical twins straight.  I thought the reflection from this lamp made for an interesting composition.
 And it does get cuter.  These are the guest favors, filled with candy bars.  Aren't those little milk cartons sweet?
 Kayla with Adelyn.  She was a sleepy girl for most of the shower.  I was one of the fortunate ones who got to snuggle up with her that day.
 Meet Promise.  She's eight and she wailed on the other guests in the shower game.  Each guest started with a tootsie pop.  If you were caught saying the word "baby"you had to give it up.  Promise would sneak around, eavesdrop and snatch those pops up.  She won.  By a landslide.  It was a fantastic showing if I've ever seen one.
 Carly modeling a hair bow made for the girls.

 Sweet Adelyn.  Love the frilly party attire.  She's so stinking cute!
 Me and Everett.  I was um... enjoying the sweet newborn baby snuggle.
 Carly, 36 weeks preggie with twins.  Beautiful.
 See what I mean, this girl did some napping!  Kathleen and Adelyn.
We all got a little baby fix with Everett and Adelyn at the shower.  Here's Mary Kate with E.

Where's Lakin?  Oh, she stayed home with her dad while he prepped for his Fantasty Football draft.  Let's just say her new exploratory habits got her a one way ticket to hang with the boys that afternoon.

So great to be with friends and to celebrate the anticipated arrival of the Roach girls!!!

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