On Saturday, one of my best friends Shelby and my cousin Erin hosted a baby shower for us at Shelby's house here in LA. The moment I told Shelby I was pregnant, she told me she wanted to have our group of girls and host a baby shower for me and she threw such a beautiful and fun afternoon.
My sister-in-law Corie and I headed to Shelby's a few minutes before the shower started to get a look at all of their hard work and we were just blown away.
Corie played photographer, which I was so appreciative of, but that meant that she is MIA in literally every picture! I'm so mad I didn't realize that at the shower!!
Shelby and Erin spoiled us with the most perfect afternoon....it was a day I'll never forget and I know they both put a ton of work and effort in, and it showed - the whole day was just awesome.
When guests walked in, they were quick to serve up their signature cocktail - a grapefruit concoction that I will be having as soon as this baby is born - because everyone raved about it!
Most of the girls got to Shelby's around 1 and we spent the first hour catching up. We've all had such a busy summer, it was so nice to to have our LA group in one room for a few hours!
Once everyone had arrived, we took our seats at the gorgeous table and then devoured all of the goodies they had brought in.
Having the whole group around the table was the best part of the day. We all went around telling hilarious stories, or swapping times where moms have been reprimanded by strangers and what to do about it....it was a ball.
After lunch, we moved into the living room to play a few baby shower games and then opened presents.
My girlfriend Beth is due a month before me, 9/14, and it's been so fun to have her along this wild ride....and will probably be even more fun to have some of our maternity leave overlap! She doesn't know what she is having, so we've got a running list with all of our guesses!
We were showered with lots of the essentials which was amazing, and a lot of navy blue, striped, and nautical outfits. This baby is going to be incredibly well dressed and I will probably never have to shop for him for his entire first year!
It was an amazing day and I can't begin to tell you how lucky I feel to have a group of girlfriends like these here in California.