There's something special about this addition though! If you've been reading my blog, then you will realize that this is not only Laura's FIRST GIRL, but she has adopted this sweet bundle of joy from ETHIOPIA! That's right! Our little Baby Girl has an Ethiopian cousin!!! We feel so amazingly blessed to have been on this journey with my brother Clint, and his wife Laura. And all four of us are thrilled to have daughters that will share such an amazing bond of heratage and culture!
There were many reasons to host this baby shower, but the biggest reason being the celebration of Maleah's life! I can't tell you how excited we all are to have another girl in the family.
It all started with the hostessess, who put their creative brains together...
...to design the decor...
Tissue paper flowers (Amanda's doing)
Burpcloths disguised as flowers...clever doing of my SIL Amanda!
My mom helped with the beautiful flowers!
Dollar store lanterns, can't beat that!
African Daisies...how perfect!
I know...cute huh?!? ;)
...and plan the menu...
Chicken salad cresents, crackers & artichoke dip, and the fruit platter...
Yummy Marshmallow pops
Aren't those just stunning? Sorry...don't mean to toot my own horn. ;)
Delicious cupcakes...German Chocolate...and the pink and green is just food colored yellow cake mix. Clever? Yep! =)
Joanie's pink lemonade pizzaz
Water, of course!
Ethiopian coffee (the stuff we sell for fundraising - or at least will be again soon!)
The mother-load of gifts ;)
Laura was telling us how wonderful it feels to have a baby shower without being pregnant!!! (She had three very rough pregnancies and deliveries.)
Peeking at the gifts
Laura with her Grandma
Laura and both Grandma's
We love you Laura! It was so much fun to throw a shower in your honor to celebrate your daughter's life. Maleah is so amazing and an incredible addition to the family.