August 2, 2011

Baby Shower!

This past weekend, Mr. Magnolia Bud's family threw us our "big" baby shower in Maryland. We drove up on Friday, and got back early Monday morning. As a summary, wow! His mom, grammy and sister-in-law really outdid themselves.

Here's a recap. About 40 people came--a pretty equal split between family, our/Mr. MB's friends, and MIL's friends. My mom flew in from Chicago, and one of my best girlfriends drove up from Virginia since she's not going to make our North Carolina shower in a few weeks. The decorations were adorable, the food was awesome, and the games were a lot of fun.

We ate wraps (turkey, roast beef & veggie), chicken salad, veggies, fruit (in the shape of a baby buggy), and other munchies. The cake was gorgeous and SO delicious. The non-pregnant guests drank peach sangria (quick recipe: 1 bottle white wine, 1/2 c. brandy, two airplane bottles of peach schnapps, a couple of diced/sugared peaches, and a diced apple; let sit until the flavors meld).

The gifts were overwhelmingly generous. We were gifted our bedding set, high chair, one of our carseats, two jumperoos, two bathtubs (with tons of matching bath supplies--washcloths, robes, hooded towels, bath products, bath toys), our floor mat, two handmade blankets, burp cloths, bibs, bottle supplies, books, stuffed animals (including a stuffed Bo--the white house dog), and loads of cash and gift cards. We definitely have enough in gift cards to buy our BOB now (and then some), which is SO exciting to both of us since we both run...or one of us does, and one of us used to before pregnancy.

Here are some pictures!



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