Saturday, May 21, 2011

Baby Sprinkle Sip 'n' See

We had a baby sprinkle sip 'n' see for the newest addition of our life group.  Her name is Mikayla and she was born on the 10th.  We had it at our house and had such a good time.  One of my friends and fellow life grouper, Christyn, came over yesterday to help me decorate.  She hung out with us the whole day.  It was lovely.  She just totally relaxed and went with the "flow" of our day.  Anyway, when we got it all set up, we were very satisfied with how it turned out.

This was the drink area.  We had punch and coffee.

I showed a pic of the garland a few posts back and that's it zig-zagged across the ceiling.

When I took these, I didn't realize the curtain had come undone on the right side... oops!  This was the main table.  There's that bunting/pennant banner I made a while back.  See the little balls under the mirror?  They are feather balls and I like how they turned out, too.

Lucy (I'll introduce her in the pics following these) made that diaper cake in the center.  Isn't that stinkin' cute?!  Lucy's daughter and I put the fruit bouquet together.  Sam and I had a fun time putting the skewers into the head of cabbage the night before.  Sam did get a little maimed, sadly, but kept on keepin' on.  I had my meat tenderizer in use as a hammer for the skewers....yeah. ;)

I forgot to take the plastic wrap off of the s'mores pops before I took pics, too..another oops!  Those things were stinkin' yummy!  I just dipped marshmallows in melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and then rolled them in gram cracker crumbs before the chocolate hardened.  Underneath them is a breakfast casserole.  Its super easy, too.  You just let some frozen biscuits thaw out and then line a baking pan by squishing them down and into each other, then pour some whisked egg, milk, salt and pepper combo (like you would do for scrambled eggs) over the biscuits, then crumble cooked bacon over that and top it off with shredded cheese.  Pretty yummy!

I made labels and everything...they were a last minute thought at mid-night.:)

I was excited to be able to use all my decorative junk, plates, platters and whatnot after such a long time!

This is my version of a corsage for the new mommy. I've really gotten into rolled fabric flowers lately and I made this one for her.

This is the beautiful mommy, Allyson.  This is her second baby.

That's Lucy on the left and her daughter Laury on the right.  Amber has little miss Mikayla, the star of the show, there in the middle.

We have Laury on the left, Christyn, my partner in decorating crime, in the middle and Eun (prounounced un), on the right.

Alex is on the left, Cami on the right and that's the back of Zekey in the front.

This is Cami's little tyke, Liam.

Ailey was giving kisses.

This is Joziah, the big brother.

He's all about cars right now.

Mikayla wasn't so impressed with the party...

She just wanted to let us know about it. :)

Ailey and Rico were hiding under the table cloth and having a giggling good time.

Now we have the loot, which is really the whole point of this shindig...j/k, we all love to get together...any excuse will do!

Lucy put this beautiful basket together, too, with the help of her handy-dandy daughter Laury.  She's SO talented!

Scary pic of me...

These are the booties I made for her, but I totally forgot to take a pic of them.  They turned out really cute!  I think they are the cutest ones, yet.

Lots of goodies in the basket! 

This was the cute pop up card that Christyn got for her and we all signed.

Amber made this fun onsie and diaper wreath!  Great job!!

Rico came to inspect.

Mikayla and Cami

Miss Laury

Less scary pic of me


The guys were hiding outside, but came in to eat and see the presents.  Sam wanted to give some asymmetry to this shot. :)

That's the proud papa, Jeff to the left there.  Shawn is puttering around in the background and is married to Christyn

Jason is Lucy's husband there on the right.


These were made by Tamara, who couldn't be there, but dropped them off for us anyway. Yummy!

This is the mobile I made.  It evolved as I went along and this is what I ended up with.  The bedding for the baby's room is paisley and the theme is angels, so you get the idea.

These are our home group ladies.

I guess we'll include the guys, too... watch the progression of the shots

I think Jason was dancing a little jig there in the back row. ;p

This is an amazing group of people and we are so grateful God has put us all together in his family and this place for this time.  Love them!!!!

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