I'll post later on with pics from the nursery, but in this post I want to brag on my baby shower hostesses who created a Dr. Seuss extravaganza on behalf of our little citrus baby. A little while back, two sisters from church told me they'd like to throw us a shower and invite the ladies from church. I most assuredly said yes- these sisters are a creative force to be reckoned with << and if we're brutally honest, that's an understatement >>.
When asked about the nursery theme, I answered Dr. Seuss, and they both lit up. I could see the creative wheels turning behind both sets of those pretty blue eyes.
Soon after, this arrived to my email inbox.
|A Dr. Seuss Themed Party Invitation!|
And I was blown away!
I felt like I had walked into the land of Dr. Seuss! Here's how they did it:
|Books and stuffed animals were strategically|
placed all over the house.
|The Cat in the Hat! (make note of Thing 1 |
and Thing 2- they'll show up later in the post)
|There were mini-cupcakes with|
"It's a Boy" tags.
|They had a Dr. Seuss Hat and a One Fish, Two Fish, |
Red Fish, Blue Fish Diaper Cake!
|Look at the fruit!|
|Green Eggs, as in Green Eggs and Ham|
|And assorted greens and other things, i.e. veggies!|
|These are my hostesses! They strategically hung|
a big blue ball of fluff from the dining room light fixture.
|The jars upon jars of candy were the party|
favors for guests to take home with them!
|A One Fish Diaper Cake! The creativity abounds!!!|
When it came time to open the many, many gifts from our loved ones who are sharing and celebrating with us, there were a few surprises that either made my jaw drop, caused fits of laughter, or provoked tears to spring into my eyes:
|Jaw drop occurred here. This sweater was bought by a church |
member to bring home to his young son on our first trip to Bolivia,
the same trip where I met my husband.
This particular family decided to pass it on to our son!
|Fits of laughter on this one. |
Thing 1 is for Rolo, the pup,
and Thing 2 is for Citrus Baby.
Tears sprang up here: a very creative friend hand-painted
a "Half and Half" bib, as in half-American and half-Bolivian.
|Thing 1 is showing great excitement for Thing 2's pending arrival!|