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Friday, July 31, 2009

Baby Showers!

It's nearly time for Thomas Hoffman and Baby Jungquist to arrive, so it was definitely time for a Bond girl celebration! I hosted a baby shower for Sarah here at our house Saturday morning, and we got to go to Firefly restaurant downtown for an evening shower for Amanda.

To make the weekend even more special, it was a virtual Bond girl reunion. TPS friends in Florida, Carrie and Lynette, flew out on Thursday to join in the fun, and Amanda and Katie joined us from Edwards on Friday. Luckily, our husbands took over most of the parenting duties starting on Saturday morning and we were free to party it up.

Friday afternoon after everyone's arrival, we hosted a pool party and little birthday celebration for all our July birthday girls. {Sidebar: All the food this weekend was prepared from Pioneer Woman recipes. If you haven't yet discovered the cooking section of ThePioneerWoman, then let me pause while you go visit. I'll wait the several hours it'll take you to return.}

Saturday morning was full of last minute preparations for Sarah's shower and then it was time to celebrate! We played a funny MadLibs game, baby gift bingo and decorated onesies. The food was yummy and my most recent cupcake creation turned out really well. The clothes for baby Thomas were simply adorable and we were so happy to celebrate Sarah in this experience.

After an afternoon of girl talk, the Bond girls left our kiddos with the daddies yet again and headed downtown for a dinner celebration of Amanda's newest little one. We went to a great little tapas restaurant and did presents and cake. Yummy food, great friends, and lots of laughs - a great way to celebrate friends!

In spite of the crazy-busyness of the weekend, it was wonderful to have so many good friends here with us. The house seems so quiet now that they've all left. Friends, we miss you! Sarah and Amanda, congratulations on your newest little ones! Can't wait to meet Thomas and Baby Jungquist!


Jenny said...

The transportation cupcake creation is phenomenal Sally!! I love Pioneer Woman too.

Carrie said...

Thank you so much for letting us come and take over your house! I had a blast and am so happy that I got to see so many of my girls! Miss you lots!

Sarah said...

Words cannot even begin to express how awesome you are for throwing such an amazing shower and orchestrating such a great little reunion!

Sarah said...

Gotta love the picture of Lynette rubbing the belly and how serious we looked :)