Monday, October 31, 2011

Whoot whoot!

Wow, am I behind or what? :)  I feel like I have been in constant motion all of October.  Literally.  Between lots of work trips, nursery prepping and some scary health issues with B (that's another post in itself!), I have not even been able to find five minutes to blog. 

So, finally the post you've all been waiting incredible girls weekend in St. Louis!  So, the first weekend in October my mom came in town and we went to St. Louis to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Baby B with all my besties from Mizzou.  The last time we were all together we were celebrating Whit's upcoming arrival.  So we thought what better place to have a girls' dinner than Sugo's, just like last time. :) 
It was SO much fun catching up with these gals and finally getting to meet Miss Etta Kate.
Is she not the cutest thing ever?

Sunday morning we met again for Baby B's shower.  The oh so talented Courtney of Courtney Callahan Paper designed these adorable invites.  They are so me...owls and chevron!

Ellen found the fabulous Salt as our spot for brunch.  Seriously one of the best meals I have had in a long time.  Yum!
The girls decorated our private room with the sweetest touches and special details.

Guests signed the Little Hoot book and guessed boy or girl (it was a landslide of girl votes!).

Whit found a bakery in St. Louis that matched the cake to the owl on Court's invitation.  Too cute!  And yes, it was as delicious as it looked. :)  Cheryl did all the flower arrangements, and I adored the Mason jar vases!

After our scrumptious brunch, it was time to open gifts.  Let me just say this little guy or gal is one lucky baby because he or she got some good loot!

Of course there were LOTs of owl gifts...
And my favorite Aden and Anais swaddles!

And leave it to my hip Chicago gals, Court and El, to find the swankiest diaper bag!  I am obsessed.

I must say Miss Etta Kate just stole the show.  Do you not love her outfit?
I just want to squeeze those sweet cheeks!
My mom getting some sweet practice with Etta. :)
Luckily Whit was able to model for me the fabulous sling her mom got us.

After all the gifts were opened, guests got to make a tweet for themselves at the granola bar.  Lots of yummies to mix together!

I was seriously blown away by all the time, thought and effort these girls put into the shower.  So, I wanted to come up with some clever hostess gifts.
My attempt at a gift tag (hard to compete with CCP!)...

Thanks for making this time so special!

I thought these classic clocks were the perfect gift!

I am so truly blessed to have the most incredible friends.  Cannot wait for Baby B to meet all of his/her aunties!

1 comment:

  1. Love, love this post! What a great day to celebrate Baby Bolton!

    Wait until the sip 'n see y'all :)