We kicked off the first of September with a baby shower for our Jessica. She's expecting her first baby, my first great-niece, later this month. We are so excited!! We haven't had a baby in the family since Jessi's brother, Chris, and he's almost 18. It'll be so sweet to do birthdays and Santa and the Easter Bunny again.
Audra found a lady in Kathleen to do the cake and it was adorable! A baby butt cake!
The baby's name is Elizabeth Faye. Faye is for Jessi's Nana who passed away last year. Our girl chose a beautiful way to honor her Nana.
Ami spent weeks working on and making the decorations and she did an amazing job! She is just so talented. The triple-layered candle in the middle of the table represented the four generations of Lester girls. The candle sections were Audra, Jessi and Lizzie and the flame was Miss Brenda. We all thought that such a beautiful and thoughtful way to include Nana on this special day.
And just look what Ami did with this umbrella! Showers of blessings! I love it.
And she turned sheets of tissue paper into these beauties.
And this canvas she made to hang on Elizabeth's wall made me cry. Lizzie's the only one who knows what Jessi's heart sounds like from the inside. Squall. :)
We had so much yummy food, too! The cute baby butt cake that was just as delicious as it was cute, homemade pimento cheese sandwiches, homemade chicken salad stuffed into pita pockets, potato chips and onion dip, a veggie tray and dip, a watermelon bowl of fruit with marshmallow dip and brownies.
Audra made this delicious raspberry punch, too!
Jessi got some really nice, useful and awesome gifts! Lots of diapers and wipes, Avent bottles, sweet little outfits, a baby book, a photo album, books for the baby, a rock-and-play sleeper, a bouncy seat, an activity play mat, even a tiny clothes basket. Little Lizzie is set!
We played a couple of games, too. One where you had to unwind pink ribbon from the spool and then cut it off when you thought you had enough to go around Jessi's belly. My ribbon was as tall as she was. Ha! Needless to say, I didn't win. :)
And did you know there are more than 890 M&M's in two 19-ounce bags of them? Neither did I. The other game we played was guessing how many M&M's were in a big plastic baby bottle. Mama and I counted them out and except for a few that fell on the floor, we put them all in that bottle. EIGHT HUNDRED AND NINETY. Amazing.
This banner sums it up! Welcome Baby Elizabeth! We're so excited and can't wait for you to get here!!