Showered With Friendship

July 8, 2012

Matt and I just returned from a wonderful brunch baby shower hosted by a lovely group of ladies and gents here in Cville!

[Matt does know what a sleep sack is!]


The event was held in Faith and Tate’s brand new kitchen


The ladies did a beautiful job with the details – grey + chevron all over!


Loved the staws – and the lavender lemonade!


We dined on frittatas, salad and fruit + yogurt crepes



Everything tasted delicious


This crepe was like breakfast + dessert all in one! Fruit, granola, yogurt and chocolate almond butter!



There were some crafts for the kiddos and adults alike – block decorating and book inscription writing!


We now have 5 books with loving inscriptions written inside from our friends. Note they are all hilariously food themed!


We received a great selection of gifts – from the cutest clothes to useful mom tools to toys to a place for newborn baby to sleep!


Thank you all so much : )

For Matt – and in 8 weeks for me – everyone brought a 6 pack of brew. One way or another (to prepare, celebrate or recuperate) they will be useful to new parents : )


I dove into these Sweet Haus cupcakes!!!!!


Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Love frosting!


Matt got to watch & learn during Finn’s diaper change



And I got snuggle time in with Baby Declan!


Everyone was sent home with herbs as favors – note the chevron fabric!


Thanks so much, friends, for making us so excited to become parents!

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1 Sana July 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Aww, so sweet of your friends :)


2 Lynn @ the actor's diet July 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Congrats! Sending you a virtual shot of frosting in celebration.


3 Michelle (Peachy Palate) July 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Awh looks like a great day! Some amazing friends you have! Positively glowing you are!


4 Molly @ RDexposed July 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I like the beer idea!


5 Eating 4 Balance July 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm

The ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ series is the best! I think they have added moose, dogs and pancakes the collection as well! Of course, I was always ravished after my mom read me one of those… So be prepared for snack time! Lol. And I love how all of these parties seem so suited to your tastes! Almond butter, crepes, fresh fruit… At my parties I am alwats tryingto make others happy. That means: pizza, chips and candy. I would lovd to attend a party where I actually got to ate food that I enjoyed :)


6 Sarah July 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Precious!! Looks like it was a great time!


7 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

What an adorable party!!! And all that food looks amazing!


8 BethT July 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Is that the Fisher Price Rock & Play? That thing was a godsend for us! Happy Shower :)


9 KathEats July 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm



10 Kristin July 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Us too!! Best gift we got!


11 Fancy July 12, 2012 at 8:12 am

My daughter LOVED hers!


12 Andrea July 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie was one of my favorite books as a kid :) You are going to have so much fun reading all of those stories to your little guy! Glad you had a great party :)


13 Kristi July 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

You have great friends!! I want a cupcake!


14 Kathryn Vahey July 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I hope you enjoyed your shower! I always get a kick when you mention Baby Finn on your blog because my oldest son, who is 6, is Finn! But today I had to leave a comment because my other son is Declan! (He’s almost 5). So funny to see their names together in your post!


15 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Mmm that spread looks delicious! Breakfast for dessert crepes sounds wonderful to me :)


16 Mom July 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

So sweet of your friends. Love the books! Food looks fab!


17 Melanie July 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

What a wonderful day! You and Matt are blessed with wonderful friends!


18 Abby July 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

You look fantastic! Your little man is already loved by so many! What a blessing! :)


19 Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself July 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm

That is so fun! All of the food looks amazing!


20 Kimberly July 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

So happy for you too! Looks like you had a great day! Really like the gray and chevron too!


21 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm

What a beautiful shower and I hope you have some cherished memories..I am actually tearing up thinking back to my own shower…almost 6 years ago and it feels like yesterday :)


22 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) July 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm

That really looks like an awesome shower. You guys must be blessed with some great friends.


23 j3nn July 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm

What a lovely shower!! Everything looks well-thought out and so perfect for you guys. You’re very fortunate to have such a great group of friends. :)


24 Megan @ The I Do Diaries July 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm

You captured some great shots from the day! All that food, particularly the cupcakes, looks absolutely delicious! You look wonderful!


25 Kel July 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm

The 6 pack idea is awesome!

Happy Shower :)


26 Amy July 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Hi! Lovely shower! Just wanted to mention that babies shouldn’t sleep for an extended period of time the rock and play. Our pediatrician even mentioned it when we said our newborn was sleeping in one at night. It can cause the head to not grow appropriately. It should just be for naps. I was googling around after the Ped mentioned it and checked out the reviews for them on It seems that others had a similar experience. Just wanted to share since I was surprised by that information.


27 KathEats July 8, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I’ve heard that overnight is fine – just not to also let them nap, play and lounge in it. Use other seats for that – or their crib for naps.


28 Derry July 9, 2012 at 11:30 am

We had great luck with the Boppy Noggin Nest head support when our daughter was new (wish they had made that when our son was little!). She didn’t have any problems at all with a misshapen head despite lots of time snoozing in various things: bouncy seats, swings, carseats, etc as a young infant. Just move the “nest” along with the baby wherever he/she goes! Good luck and congratulations!


29 Simply Life July 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm

how sweet! looks like you have some great friends!


30 Cait's Plate July 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Aw, what a great shower! You and Matt look so happy :)


31 Erin Motz July 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

So happy for you guys – what a beautiful, perfect shower! I love how tailored it was to you guys.. so thoughtful :) Also, I want to eat a million of those cupcakes! The chocolate chocolate ones look amazing!!


32 Jennifer July 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Sleep sacks are the best!

What a fun time and what great friends you have. :)


33 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma July 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Crepes are the most wonderful of desserts! My favorite memories of Paris revolve around crepes. Congrats on the shower, everything looks great!!


34 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama July 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

How fun! I love the books. After 2 years, we still read all the books that we got as baby shower gifts. You’ll cherish those for years!


35 Celeste July 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Love the books – my own sweet boy is just starting to ask for green eggs and ham – he calls it Sam I Am! You are in for a world of awesome.


36 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm

What an amazing time you must have had! I bet you felt super special! :) …..Such exciting times!


37 Lina @ Mom's Butt Is On Fire! July 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm

What a great baby shower!!!
I’m due with my baby a week from today! Very exciting!!
Good Luck to you, and I’m staying and looking around at your blog for a while. 😉


38 KathEats July 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Good luck!


39 Angie July 8, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Looks like a great shower. At mine last week guests were given herbs too! Great idea.


40 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Goodnight Moon and The Big Red Barn were two favourites of my boys…The Hungry Caterpillar and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie were also in our ‘library’ of books. As my boys had food allergies…instead of visiting the food court, we would visit the book store…I wanted to encourage a love of reading. My eldest is just starting the Hunger Games series I bought him! ( I am hoping to get my hands on them as well)


41 Dominique July 8, 2012 at 8:19 pm

What a great baby shower. The food looks great as do you and Matt. Do you have a recipe for that lavender lemonade?


42 Hillary B July 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Yes, this is the recipe I used:

Enjoy! :)


43 Heather July 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Looks like a very special day! I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone.


44 Amanda Cowan July 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm

What a sweet shower! And I LOVE the books idea! I’ll file that away for any future showers I go to.


45 Julia H. @ Going Gulia July 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm

For some reason, I almost never remember the difference between omelettes and fritattas. I ordered a frittata the other day at a diner, then ended up googling the difference between the two on my phone while waiting for my food to come out, haha.


46 Michele Sparrow July 8, 2012 at 8:43 pm

What a beautiful shower! How nice for the three of you! I love the looks of the crepe you had. I have so many food intolderances, some of which include granola, yogurt and anything containing gluten. Still, I love to LOOK at those treats. If there is one thing I could eat every single day for the rest of my life, it would be granola! Miss that yummy treat! :-)


47 Christine July 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm

You look like motherhood comes so natural to you! Honestly, you have never looked better!


48 KathEats July 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Thank you :)


49 [email protected] for the Soul July 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm

eeeeek I love baby items so so much! I remember going crazy in the baby aisle right before my nephew was born–almost every week I’d bring him a new fuzzy toy or piece of clothing. 😀 Oh!! Make sure to check out the cute teddy bears like winnie the pooh that have a little silky blankie attached to them! Those are awesome and babies love them. ps: Your skin is still looking amazing as always, as I’ve heard that it’s not easy to keep it looking clear during pregnancy.


50 Katie July 8, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Earth Balance Coconut and Peanut spread?! I have to find that here in Seattle!

Your shower looks like it was a blast, congrats on baby KERF!


51 jessie July 8, 2012 at 11:48 pm

What a beautiful baby shower brunch. Everything looks so beautiful and well planned. Loved the crepe ideas, and those cupcakes are adorable.

I did read your latest posting as well, and I’m so glad you guys had a wonderful rest of the weekend <3


52 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 9, 2012 at 7:29 am

Aw! That is such a sweet baby shower! :)


53 Sneakers2Sandals July 9, 2012 at 7:47 am

Everyone should take note of these baby shower! It was done beautifully :) You’re a lucky girl!


54 Angel7 July 9, 2012 at 10:12 am

How sweet of your friends!

The herbs as favors was a cute idea!


55 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Looks like such fun! How do you make lavender lemonade?!


56 Hillary B July 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm
57 Zoe July 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I think the American tradition of a baby shower is lovely and one that we in England should adopt. The beers idea is great too. Very thoughtful to have something for Daddy as so much focus is on mummy. The sleep sack is one of the best baby accessories ever :-)


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