Monday, June 15, 2009

much ado about amelie (and me)

Things around my house have been a little, well, messy. It's hard to stay on top of housework when you have a new baby. I mean, I put it down as a great day if I have time to shower. If personal hygiene is on the back burner you know I'm not sweeping no floors or dumping the trash. Uh uh.

This girl has her priorities.

And so do my friends. I run with a group of pretty swanky chicks. They bathe almost everyday.

They told me it was time for a shower.

In doing so they gave me motivation to bathe myself and get gussied.

The favors were little bags of fancy chocolates.

Of course it was a bird theme.

I couldn't believe how many people came and how many gifts Amelie received. (If I call them Amelie's gifts it helps me feel just a little less embarrassed at the obscene amount of presents I was given.)

I absolutely HATE to be in the lime light at a party, but I loved seeing all my friends. I felt like a rock star. My kelly green wedgies and big hoop earrings helped with that.

During my infertile years (who am I kidding? I'm still infertile) I hated baby showers. Let me illiterate that. Hated. Baby. Showers. To this day, if I know that games are going to be played at a shower I have to nod out and contribute to the group gift. I just can't smell the poop stain and guess what baby food it is. Can't do it.

But this wasn't really a shower that my friends threw me. It was a celebration of life and birth and adoption and family and most of all friendship. Because that's what it is really all about. Friendship between women and the bond we have through motherhood. I'd say misery loves company, but that kind of misses the mark. More like, the more the merrier.

I went to bed Saturday night thinking of all the people that came to share in my happiness. I recreated the room in my head. I went around each table and thought of each person. The last thought I can remember was that I am the luckiest girl around.

Then I woke up forty minutes later to feed Amelie.

I know. I couldn't believe this cake either. It's insanely cute AND it was soooo good. My friend Shelley made this for me. Shelley and I go way back. I almost cried on it when I saw it, but I thought it might gross out some of those swanky friends I was telling you about.
What a day I had. What. A. Day. Thanks to everyone who helped Jenny give me the best party ever.

I think, at this very moment, I just might be the happiest person I know.

That's really something.


brooke said...

that shower looks just absolutely fabulous...truly if i thought you were an amazing gal before it was just solidified by that fact that you have people in your life that know that's true and that love you so much they wanted to throw you such a swoon worthy shindig!

and no words for that cake...haha i wouldn't have been able to eat it...okay that isn't'll never see me turn down the sweets...but honestly the lady's got the talent!

emily said...

Wow, it really looks amazing! Love that cake, wish I could have been there (even though you don't know me... I don't play games AND I bring gifts). Happy shower day!

Julie said...

loved sharing the day with you. ox.

Laura said...

That cake is so... perfect! I love it. Is your friend a pro??

Kimberly said...

I just saw your maternity post on your etsy shop and had to come see your cute bundle of joy! Congratulations!! I'm a repeat customer and you made me the most amazing leather/red thread bracelet, stamped with the day I saw my youngest daughter's photo (two plus years ago). She came home to us in September. Congratulations on your daughter joining your family too!

Shane, Megan, and CJ said...

It's all been said above, but those shower pics are just too sweet! What girlie birdie loveliness!

Laura said...

still wish I could have made your cake...with a nest of birds..I still may do it...and eat it alone by myself...

Amy said...

Looks like a fabulous time! I love the celebration of friendship... I know that all your girls are so happy and thrilled for your little miss.

Natalie Hutchison said...

That shower looked amazing. I wouldn't expect anything less from you and your friends. Cant wait to see you in a few weeks!

FitToSeeJane said...

Thanks for sharing your shower with us!

Anonymous said...

Good Times!It was so great to see you and Amelie. She is beyond beautiful.

donab said...

That cake is What awesome friends you have to shower you and Amelie that way!

Rhandi said...

Loved those kelly green wedgies! What a perfect, fabulous, swankie shower that was. Amelie is one lucky little lady to have you as her mommy!