As most of you know, I haven't been blogging too much lately because
I've been preparing for Robynn & Logan's Baby Shower
along with paternal Nana, Anita (ball of fire and energy!) and
Robynn's two best friends Brandi & Gill (sooo creative)!
So, Sunday was the big day!
It went off very well!
Approximately 60 people attended and there was a TON of food,
shower games and prizes.  As you can well imagine, I have loads of photos
to share with you today, so please be patient!

Starting with my own contribution....the cake!
Isn't this the most precious wee cake topper you've ever seen?!
I ordered this cake from Let Them Eat Cakes in Hamilton on James St. S
from a lovely woman named Lynne who came to my rescue when the
original company I had dealt with failed me!  Very last minute, she agreed to make
our special cake and I'm so grateful for her artistry!
Paternal Nana, Anita, made up this creative diaper cake and made a game out of it.

Remember the baby shower favours my friends helped me put together?
They were a hit!
Brandi & Gill created these beautiful duck candy pops!
They were in charge of the theme and had ducks all over the place
and a beautiful craft center of cutouts people could draw or write their names on
then hang onto a twine clothesline.  My photo of that didn't turn out, but it
was very ingenious!
The amount of food was crazy!
Anita took care of most of the food organization with all her relatives bringing the bulk of the food to the shower and she has an extremely large family...I think it's like 14 siblings or something crazy like that!
A few of my relatives and friends brought food as well!
Thanks Aunt Kathy for the pickle trays!
We could have fed an army!
Thanks Maureen & Lynn for the old fashioned pinwheel tea sandwiches!
They were a such a treat!
(to see a tutorial on how to make these at It's All Connected, go HERE)
I brought a huge Greek Pasta Salad and the pinwheel tortillas.
And thanks to Aunt Lynn for the veggie platters!
Robynn really didn't want to cut the cake, but she did!
And then....it was off to open presents!
With the help of her Aunt Kathy it went much easier.
That's one of her best friends, Brandi, there in the middle.
Here's Alana (sister) and Jaime (friend) starting to make the
shower hat! We've all loved wearing these so much haven't we?!
Aunt Kathy had to hold it on, cuz it just didn't seem to want to perch up there!
I finally went and stole the baby away from the paternal side of the room.
YES!!
My friend Nancy and I are oogling wee Logan...
I loved so much when I put baby Logan into
Great Gramma's arms.  What a special moment to see the generations
together and also to see the tears of joy welling up in Inez's eyes.
We are all so blessed by this little miracle!

We love you Logan!
xo
 
I certainly wish I'd known about
EVITES
a month ago when I was sending out an e-mail for Robynn's upcoming baby shower for
her & Logan.  It would have been so quaint to send out the cyber invites that have
an RSVP attached to them!
My daughter sent me an email telling me about them and I shouldn't be surprised because it was bound to happen sooner or later wasn't it?
Some very clever person put this awesome site together where you can select
the picture for your invite whether it be a baby shower, a bachelor party,
Academy Awards, Birthdays, Housewarming and on and on and on!

When you visit the website - www.evite.com , you'll see the first page
where you can pick the "occasion" you want and the "graphic"
you want to place on your invite.
There are sooooo many to choose from...more than at the store!
After you do that, the first page you'll see is like this.....
which by the way was taken of my computer screen, with my iphone, because I couldn't figure out how to show the whole screen any other way to you.
That's right....Can you say tech savvy!?
You fill in the particulars of the event and they magically appear on the invite
shown at the top.  Then you proceed to Add Guests....
It's as simple as importing or manually adding e-mail addresses to the left side and then hitting "Add to Guest List" for it to show up on the right.
Step 3 is Invite Options....
This is where you can customize or use one of the choices of the site for your RSVP.
This was the "Casual" choice.
You all know these are make believe invites for me now right?  Just playing!
And showing YOU how to do this!

Finish & Send and if you haven't already (which I hadn't) you'll be
prompted to register...a few simple questions...seconds to fill out.

Preview of the Finished Invite (top half)
Finished Preview (bottom half)
As you can see, there are Host Options like "Poll Guests" to get input on party details like food, locations, activities.....and if you are having a potluck you could
"Ask guests to bring something".
I think this is a really cool site since so many people are on their computers daily and communicate through them more than telephones and snail mail nowadays!
And best of all....
IT'S FREE!!
Check it out now!
www.evite.com

(I was not paid to promote this...I just like it! :)
xo

 
You all know about our new grandson,
Logan Daniel John?
Well, his Nana on his Daddy's side and Robynn's two friends, Gill & Brandi
and myself are planning one large baby shower at a hall.
I'm in charge of the cake and the shower favours.

There will be approximately 60 people there.
Oh yah...BIG!
When I first took on this mission, I was thinking some fancy vintage cones
with homemade Baby Oil bathsalts would be fun...or perhaps ducky cones...or
maybe baby food jars.
I haven't been to a baby shower in YEARS!!!
I didn't even know they gave out favours at baby showers now!
Well...when we realized how many people were actually coming....
the favours changed and morphed into something a little easier.
But it still took me two days....with help from my sister-in-law Kathy and
my friends Maureen and her sister Lynn!
Here's the result!
I know!  Baby shower favours as far as the eye can see!

I picked up some little party take-out containers...
Some white net circles and Easter Hershey's Kisses....
Some blue and green ribbon....
Some sweet charms that say "It's a Boy" and plastic, blue diaper pins...
And.....I came up with a plan for wee cards for the favours.
I used wallet size photos of Logan on one side glued to
a little, wallet sized card with an illustration of a baby boy and the pertinent details of
Logan's birth on the other.  A little gem in the corner, a hole punch
and some pinking shears to even out my horrid cutting skills!
There's lots of photos....maybe too much, but I'm pretty proud of my wee
little favours...so much love went into their making!
Here's the finished product shots!
(I've airbrushed his surname out for privacy)
These were alot of fun to make actually and I enjoyed creating the
special little tags for each favour....truly!
The fantastic part is....
I FINISHED THEM TWO WEEKS EARLY!!!!
Yay!
xo