The theme? Woodland critters.
Mandee's mom lives in Florida, so she couldn't be present for the shower but she sent a lot of handmade crafts and things up for us to use. She also sent a box up of the most amazing handknitted items for Sammy that she made herself. A photo of the cardigan sweater she made is below. It's incredible.
Grace put a lot of time and thought into the decor also, making quite a lot of it herself including the table setups, polaroid station (thanks to Michelle for making the masks), and of course..the cake. Grace always makes the cake since that's what she does for a living (and is freaking amazing at what she does). You'll see for yourself from the photos.
The shower was in May and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. Thanks to Mandee and Grace's dad Bob and stepmom Daphne for allowing us to host the shower at their home.
Here are some images:
..................and then a few months later, came Sammy! These are the only images I have of him as of yet. I took them when I went to Mandee and Dale's house to meet him for the first time, just a week after he was born in early July. He is the sweetest little thing. Just like a baby doll. I love him!
Congratulations to Mandee and Dale on their new little guy who will grow up knowing me as "Auntie Nicole - the lady who always has the camera in my face".