This week has been pretty rainy; in fact, so far it seems as though April and May switched months. April flowers bring May showers? Yes indeed!
My friend from work, Lauren, had a baby shower last Saturday, and I was honored that she asked me to take some photos!
I think my next focus, after I get the hang of shooting in manual, should be white balance. I don’t white balance in camera, which requires a lot more effort post-process.
Homemade candy on each table, and little bags of cherry-yogurt covered pretzels for favors. The whole shower was elegant and girly.
Appropriate because, obviously, the shower was for for a girl. Take that back, TWO girls. Lauren is having twins!
She is just in to her third trimester with twins, can you believe how small she still looks? She’s blessed with being tall with a long torso. She also works out. Yep, not jealous at all. Not at all.
Yes, that is a chocolate fountain. It’s a good thing I was dedicated to photo taking, or I would’ve eaten a whole lot more.
Also, she decorated her own cupcakes. A perfectionist at heart!
This watermelon was done based on a Pinterest find by her mother!
We played word un-scramble, which I did poorly at (that is my sheet there, and obviously had already given up on figuring out any more of them).
And we played baby bingo while she opened gifts, at which I am AWESOME. But I didn’t win, so not really that awesome. I thought I had my strategy down… oh well.
Here is her lovely friend, helping the day of with the games and gift record.
I have never seen such loot at a baby shower! It was wonderful to see all the people out supporting her with two of every outfit and blanket and diapers.
I got her the diaper caddy she registered for (which I had to dig for, by the way, this is a JJ Cole item and it is discontinued at Babies R Us).
I filled the diaper caddy with essentials, some things registered for (like nail clippers and aquaphor) and some things not (like security blankets, gas drops, medicine, and tooth brushes).
We wrote notes on each little thing. Like “Jameson helped shake these up for you” on the saline drops for her. Not that they needed shaken. And “Dye-free = stain free” on the ibuprofen we purchased. And my favorite: “Why did you register for this? You need a nosefrida” on the little nose suction bulb.
Because really, as gross as they are, nosefridas work so much better.
While Lauren continued to open gifts, this little gem was hamming it up for my camera.
Can you see that tooth there? Jameson wouldn’t have been so happy with that!
While she opened, we also had the opportunity to decorate onesies and bibs for the babies.
If prizes were given out for the winner of the onesie decorating though, Lauren’s sister would’ve won hands down with her onesie drawn like a bathing suit, both front and back!
Congratulations Lauren, we can’t wait to meet them!