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Tiny Traveler Baby Shower April 19, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Family,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 8:46 pm
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This past weekend, my mom flew in on Saturday night. We had a great time catching up, showing her the baby’s room and feeling for baby kicks. Sunday, we didn’t really have plans so we went for a 4 mile walk with my awesome running group. I think my mom was inspired because she ran a little bit too! I ran for about 5 minutes and then was too out of breath to go any further (ha!) Then we sipped tea on our rooftop patio and chatted about babies, parenting and all that comes with it. When lunch time rolled around, Irving suggested we go out. I was unsure of our destination, but we ended up at my friend Janet’s house.
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When I was walking up, I knew something was going on, but I was not prepared to see so many of my friends and family waiting to surprise me.
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I had to take a minute to take it all in, it was a little emotional seeing everyone! Especially when I realized Irving’s mom had flown down to attend. And his Sister and wife (who I thought had already flown back to Indianapolis!) were there too!!
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Everything, everything, everything was amazing. The theme was ‘Tiny Traveler’ and all of the details were just SO adorable! The invitations were tiny suitcases!
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How perfect is this!
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The cake was a replica of the invitation. A suitcase! (and it tasted heavenly!)
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I LOVED the travel theme!!! How perfect!!! I hope to frame those posters because they were just so cool! (All places we’ve been, too!)
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Even the table cloth was travel themed!!!
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It was so great that both my mom and Irving’s mom could be there. A very special treat indeed.
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Family Picture!
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We played a couple of fun games (including one that involved an embarrassing baby bottle contest) and enjoyed the gorgeous day.
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And then came inside for cake and presents. I didn’t want to cut the cake because it was so cute!
(But I got over that real quick when I realized I could eat it after it was cut. Mmmm!)
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And then it was time to attack this mountain!
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Handmade Burp Cloths from my friend Caitlin! She’s opening an Etsy store soon and I’ll share the details! They were so cool!

We got our mattress and crib set! So exciting!
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(Our theme is ‘Willow’ by Kidsline).

My Friend Jenn made this felt wall art to match the theme!!! How amazing is this! So creative!
Check out her website for more of her work!
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Click to enlarge.
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There’s Janet behind me! Hi Janet! Thank you so much! And Hi Chely!
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Thank you SO much to this very special group of girls. They are the best you could ask for and I’m SO SO thankful to have them as friends.
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Everyone left with a tiny suitcase filled with custom M&Ms with our names on them!! LOVE them!
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Thank you SO much to Erika and Janet for putting together such an amazing, special day for us. It was incredible and I feel so lucky. Thank you! And thank you to Erica for taking some of these amazing pictures. =)

Nursery pictures coming soon!!


Tiny Baby Things August 22, 2011

Filed under: Babies,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 8:32 am
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Well, it really does seem like there has been a parade of babies lately! First it was wedding after wedding and now so many of my friends are starting families and it’s so much fun. This weekend was the baby shower of my good friend, Janet. She’s having a baby boy soon and was great to celebrate with her.

The shower was gorgeous, everything was just so adorable.


What a good idea to make tea sandwiches out of cookie cutters!

And the cake! Oh, the cake. More on that later. But it matched the plates! IMG_7375

I couldn’t wait to steal a taste of that icing!

It was so nice to have a sit down lunch and get to know some of Janet’s friends. Such a great group of girls.

We played a lot of really fun games that I’d never seen before. This first one had a board of all kinds of candy bars. Then the host read a story and you had to guess which one matched. For example: “The amount of hospital bills from having a baby…. 100 Grand” or “Twin baby Boys… Mike and Ike”. All of them were so funny we were laughing so hard.

There was a game of ‘match the celebrity baby’ too. I’m happy to report that I got them all right.

Ok, seriously, how cute is this? Can you believe someone made this?

Lunch was delicious. Especially the salad. I almost went back for more.

Later, we all decorated onesies for the baby.

We each started with a different size onesie. A blank canvas if you will.

Let the creativity begin!

Janet’s husband and Irving were college roommates, so I thought it was appropriate to represent!

I’m sure it will be his favorite shirt. Bahaha

Then we ate the cake!! Oh man, I love cake. I asked for a piece with extra frosting and boy did they deliver. Some of the best icing I’ve ever had. That “sugar-rush-to-you-brain-hurt” kind of good. It tasted as amazing as it looked.

Note: not my piece of cake. Mine had extra smears of icing all over the plate.

Soon it was time to shower Janet with presents. Everything was just so cute. We oo’d and aah’d over all of it.

Baby Rocker T-shirts! Are you kidding? Adorable.

Congrats to the mama-to-be. She was just glowing. So happy to be part of this special day.


A Very Pink Baby Shower April 9, 2011

Filed under: Babies,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 5:43 pm
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Today, I hosted a baby shower at my house for my good friends, Erika and Timmy. They are expecting a baby girl in a month or so and we are SO excited for them! I’ve been collaborating with her mom on the party, and I think it came out so cute! I think baby Sophie will love all her gifts!

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We totally lucked out that it’s Easter Season because Easter Colors = Baby Shower colors!

Timmy’s sister made an awesome Diaper Cake! Very Cute!

I could never make a cake that would come out remotely as good as Erika could, so I didn’t even try. I left the cake to the professionals and got some Yummy Cupcakes. Wise decision. They were awesome!

Sugar Close-Up Awesomeness!

Since Erika loves books (who doesn’t!), we asked everyone to bring their favorite childhood book to add to Sophie’s bookshelf. Lots of fun kids books! I loved seeing what everyone picked. No duplicates either!

We played a couple of fun games. (And no, we did NOT play the ‘smell the diaper’ game. That’s gross.)

First up was ‘How Big is the Bump’.

We each cut some Tummy Tape the length we thought would fit around mama’s belly. Closest one wins!
Janet came the closest! The rest of us were way off. haha sorry Erika!

The second game we played was called ‘The Mommy Multitasker’! Each person had to pretend to hold a baby and be on the phone while trying to pin socks to the clothesline with one hand. The most socks pinned in 30 seconds wins!


The guys tried too. It was quite funny to watch!




We had three rounds of ties before finally finding a winner!


Since we had a small group, we decided to bring in some food from Pitfire Pizza. AMAZING. They have the best pizza.


They got so many great gifts. I think Baby Sophie will have everything she needs when she makes her debut into the world.



It was nice that Timmy was there too. I think he was getting a kick out of all the cute little baby things.

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It was neat that some people got to watch via Skype.

We made goodie bags for all the guests too.

Each bag contained a cute notepad, a Cheerios Cereal Bar (they used to call the baby Cheerio before they knew it was going to be a girl!), some chocolate and a homemade bookmark.


Congratulations guys. We’re SO excited to meet the baby in just a few weeks!



Ashley and JR’s Baby Shower! September 12, 2010

Filed under: Food,Friends,Happy — Kelocity @ 8:48 pm
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Today was the big day for the baby shower. I ran all over town yesterday getting all the ingredients of the perfect shower. 🙂


I was a little stressed out, but good thing I have great friends to bring me candy corn to keep me going. 😉

We put together our favor bags (which consisted of bags of cookies, bags of chocolate pretzels!

Your hosts for the afternoon:

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The Bear!

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Ashley calls the baby: Spud. So we decided to make the shower a potato theme!

Even Mr. Potato Head himself was there!

And for lunch, we served a baked potato bar!

Complete with all the toppings!

I think Ashley (And Spud) really liked it!



We invited all the guests to make a scrapbook page for a baby book. That way, after the baby comes, she has a custom album to put all the pictures in that was made by all her friends!

The Creation Station!

Then it was time to cut Mr. Bear. (this was so so so sad!)

I almost couldn’t watch… RIP bear. You sure were tasty!

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Irving bought this Galaxy Onsie!!  (After all, he is soccer’s biggest fan!) IMG_5969 IMG_5972

JR came to open a few gifts too!

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Her mom made this! Soooo cute!

Thank you SO much to everyone who came out to celebrate with Ash and JR!

Steph and Ashley!


She got so many nice things. So lucky to have so many great friends!

I think she liked the favors too!

Congrats guys!



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