"Everybody loves a baby!"
Even though I wholeheartedly agree, I assure her that not everybody loves a baby, that there are probably some souls out there who would disagree. But I sure have never known or met them. And we are certainly not those people!! ;o)
As I have mentioned before, my beautiful sister Kiki and my awesome brother-in-law Derrick are expecting their first baby! And since I will be a first-time aunt, I quickly decided we needed to have a PARTY to celebrate the event! So that is just what we did!
One of our good friends Brooke was my cohort. Kelly's partner at work, Elizabeth, rounded out our trio. Thank you, Brooke and Elizabeth, for all y'all did!! I was so disappointed I didn't get a picture of them with Kelly.
Most of Kelly and Derrick's friends and family live out of town, so we brought the party to them. I brought a lot of my favorite glassware and silver, some limelights, and Brooke brought two of her momma's sacred cheeseballs. (One of which accidentally never made it out of the fridge for the party folk...hmm....) There were about 50 people, and the late luncheon lasted from afternoon well into the evening. One thing is for sure...we celebrated! I am certain that Baby Girl was able to feel all the love through the walls of her womb room. :o)
I did manage to capture a picture of Kelly with Laura, one of our other good friends. Kelly is so cute!
We had separate food stations for the guys and dolls. Upstairs, the ladies had chicken salad in tiny phyllo cups, fresh fruit with homemade whipped cream, and finger sandwiches. Downstairs, the guys had barbecue, brownies, and beer. Sausage balls and sweet tea were everywhere...naturally. ;o) Even though it was designed with the girls upstairs and the guys downstairs, everybody was more or less, well, everywhere. We were thankful that there was a happy mix with the mixed company. It flowed perfectly.
Jack Jack certainly made the rounds...
...and there was an 11-week-old precious baby girl present that captured Amelia's attention.
Baby Girl is due for her much-anticipated arrival in October!