baby shower.

my sweet friends julie and hannah (aren’t they so cute?!) threw baby davis a little party last week. of course these girls went above and beyond and everything was darling. this baby is already so spoiled. :)
because josh and i are keeping baby stuff to a minimum (i swear you don’t need half the “stuff” they say you do…) and also because we haven’t found out the sex, we did a book theme to start building our little library of children books to read to our sweet little one.
it was nice to have a bunch of wonderful friends around for a morning and talk about all things baby! thanks to all who came! and thank you julie and hannah for your awesomeness… baby and i felt so special!
  1. amanda

    so so so so cuteeeeee!

  2. this is such a fantastic idea, i love it!! and i love the cute bunting on the invitations. :)

  3. What an awesome idea! Looks like they did pretty good in the food dept as well :)

  4. I'm sure "cute" is grossly repeated on this blog's comment section… But it's just that you all are so darn cute!!! :)

  5. What a wonderful idea! I love this – it's just perfect. What wonderful people to do this for you and baby Davis. What a magnificient spread too. Wow! :)

  6. liz

    I'm very impressed! With these sorts of ideas you two are bound to be fantastic parents!

  7. Emma

    oh that quote is so great. that's an amazing idea to get a library for your child to grow fond of books so early.

  8. Katie

    i love the book theme! so smart!!

  9. Michele

    I usually don't comment, I just lurk. I couldn't help but say how much I love the theme of this baby shower. Everything about it is just perfect. You are so wise to keep the baby stuff to a minimum. It can consume you and take over your house. I wish I would have had that philosophy with my babies (who are now toddlers) were infants. The quote about reading is so true. My 19mth old grabs books and comes to sit in my lap all the time. It's just the sweetest thing. My 4-yr-old did the same thing. We love reading to our children. It's precious time in our busy day. Our house is full of books and it’s one thing we never feel guilty about purchasing for our boys. If you haven't received any Mo Willems books, you should check them out. Our little guys love them. I personally love Margaret Wise Brown and Eric Carle, too. I could just go on and on about children’s books so I’ll stop now. Happy Tuesday!

  10. Naomi…I seriously cannot wait any longer for you to have the baby! I cannot WAIT to see him/her!

    Lots of love to you and Josh…and of course baby davis and Kingsley!

    xoxoxo

    Oh and PS – I think it goes without saying that you look insanely gorgeous!

  11. your friends are the sweetest ever!!! i love that the theme was 'books'
    one of my earliest childhood memories is reading books with my mom. i turned into quite the little bookworm!

  12. Colleen

    Can we have an electronic baby shower?!? Lol…but really Naomi – we love you, even though you haven't met us, and wish nothing but the best for you, Josh and baby!

  13. Whitney

    That invitation is adorable.
    And I'm in love with all of the bunting.
    Mmm, mmm, good.

  14. What a lovely theme that is quite magical. You're very wise parents indeed when it comes to keeping things simple!

  15. Li-Sha

    i love the bunting banner!

  16. Sharon

    So cute & such a great idea! I've already started reading books every night to my little nugget (3 months) & she already sits contently and looks at the pages! You're going to have so much fun!

  17. Lindsey

    That invitation was absolutely adorable. And a library theme is such a great idea.

  18. Izzy

    Oh my goodness! What a beautiful shower, and a beautiful theme! I'm stealing that quote to make bookmarks for all my friends with kids. So happy for you.

  19. This is the best idea ever!

  20. SOOO neat!!! I have a feeling I may be having a little niece or nephew here soon and OF COURSE I'm going to rock out when I plan my Sissy's shower… that's why this is "favorited" already… thanks for the inspiration – your friends did great!

    PEACE and LOVE.

    pickingwildflowersblog.blogspot.com

  21. Kc

    What a cool idea with the library! :) I ALWAYS buy my friends and family's children books for their birthdays and christmas – best present ever books teach you so much :)

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

  22. Amanda

    WHAT a good idea for a baby shower!

    btw a saw some pictures of you and your husband in the nest magazine, it was stock photography or something, so funny!

  23. You have BRILLIANT friends!! :] The food looks delicious too!

  24. Crystal

    Cutest idea ever ♥

  25. That's amazing and what a great idea for throwing a book shower!

  26. oh my goodness! this idea is beyond brilliant. it has me excited for my future bookish babies :) a girl can dream, right? and i loooooove the bookmark!

  27. I love the idea of building a library!! I'm in school right now to become a reading specialist, so reading to children is something that I am quite passionate about. What a wonderful idea!

  28. Chloé

    This is a great idea for a baby shower! I know people who use their baby as an excuse to fill their home with mountains of baby things and it drives me crazy. Babies get distracted too easily to let one thing hold their attention for a long time, which is a reason NOT to keep buying stuff, not a reason TO keep buying stuff. It's not the toys and "stuff" children remember for the most part anyway. But they will remember being read to by their mommy and daddy :)

    Also, if my friends threw me a shower as amazing as this one, I would probably just go into labor at the sight of it. So cute!

  29. this is so adorable, and such a cute idea! i love it!

  30. Lindsey

    Love all the buntings.

    Your little one will surely be a smart, well rounded, well spoken, strategically loquacious, powerful little number with a start like this.

    I recently READ that millionaires read, on average, one non-fiction book per month. (I want to read two so I can be a two-millionaire.)

  31. Paula

    lovely pictures!!
    i look every day on your blog to look whether the baby is there!
    you wont believe it, i'm very excited! :)

  32. lauren

    This comment has been removed by the author.

  33. lauren

    i love the photos and baby shower theme! too darling!
    question: how did you get those cute borders around your pictures? i have never seen that before! do share!

  34. Breanna

    A library shower. What a wonderful idea! Your little one is going to be so blessed.

  35. Nicole

    Hey Naomi! Just wanted to let you know that I am currently sipping tea at The Beehive Tea Room in Salt Lake City thanks to your blog! I read your post about The Beehive not too long ago and since I'm passing through Salt Lake City on my way to Montana.. I had to stop. Thanks for posting about it! It's ADORABLE and the tea is delicious. Congratulations on your new addition to the family! Your shower looks like it was wonderful!

    http://ifihaver.blogspot.com

  36. Kelsey

    cutest baby shower ever. And you don't even look preggers!

  37. Kate

    Love the bookmark! So true!

  38. Victoria

    You have some wonderful friends! Everything looks so cute and well organised! xx

  39. OMG, you;ve got the sweetest friends! That's sooo true, baby dont need a lot of things, just basic necessities and lots of cuddles and care :) Libabry for the little one, what a lovely idea :) I hope everything will go well for you :)

  40. hanner

    ahh my bowl cut bangs!!

  41. Carolyn

    the invitations are darling! love the book theme. you'll have so much fun with baby davis spending quality time together reading :)

  42. you look amazing! pregnancy suits you very well:)

  43. So cute!! Would love to see the apartment. It's decorated really cute.

  44. Janeal

    Ah! This is best idea ever! I'm pregnant too and not finding out the sex, AND I'm cloth diapering so a diaper shower isn't up my alley. I really love this idea, and just might steal it.

  45. Aw, that's what we did for my shower too! Well, books instead of cards anyway. It's awesome. We read to her every night- except when she isn't patient enough for it. ha.

    And you truly don't need everything "they" say you do. But "they" market well. ;-) … although, some of the stuff really does make life a little easier… like the swing! I love that thing. We actually skipped the highchair all together though- and we've managed to feed her just fine. :-)

  46. On top of the fact that I think this is a wonderful idea…

    I hope you don't mind, but I am promoting your blog in my own (rosesandlight.blog.com). I've been following you on and off for a while now, and it's just so pleasant to read what you have to say…it always makes my day. :)

    I only have a few readers, but I did want to give you a head's up and make sure you didn't have any problems with my doing this (if so, I'll happily take down the link).

    In the meantime, have a lovely tomorrow!

  47. Sonja

    Awww so cute!
    fantastic theme choice! :o)

  48. kim

    This comment has been removed by the author.

  49. I love this idea — so wise & simple.

  50. Well… I think this is the most excited I have ever been for someone I don't know to have a baby. You guys are in my prayers & we all can't wait to see your stylish little rockstar. ;)

  51. Lezly

    Hi! Do you make the Love, Taza headbands?
    I mean, I don't know if you do or not, but I would reallyyyy love to order one.

  52. BLk

    lately I was given a 'stylish blogger award' and it works like that: when you get it you should tell seven randoms facts about yourself and then you can nomintae 15 bloggers you like..

    you're my number 3!! because I love your log, your pictures are awesome and because you'll soon become a mother and that's super nice!

    keep going with your blog cause it is one of my inspirations :)

    BLk
    http://hindsightstring.blogspot.com/

  53. Britti

    Looks like it was a lovely party! And the food looks amazing!
    I'm so excited for you! You and your little baby are in my prayers!

  54. Britti

    Looks like it was a lovely party! And the food looks amazing!
    I'm so excited for you! You and your little baby are in my prayers!

  55. va

    congrats to you on your pregnancy . all the best of health and happiness to you !

  56. i love that your baby shower was book themed, amazing!

  57. Babies really don't need much, milk, diaper changing, arms and a human face. It really is sweet… and fortunate since these Capitol Hill rowhouses are TEENY TINY!

  58. I love Mem Fox too! I was *this* close to getting you "Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes".

  59. jenn

    All the little banners are so adorable! I just wanted to say I've known about your blog for awhile now, I started at the beginning and just now caught up to present day. I love your blog!

  60. Saara

    utterly adorable pictures :)

  61. Ashleigh

    How lovely! This theme melts my heart!! I adore reading and hope our future kids get that gene from me (hubby isn't a fan, boo.) What a sweet invite & decorations *swoon*

  62. Jen

    sooo cute! what a great idea!

  63. I love that quote about readers. So true!

  64. Kiasa

    What a fun shower! It looks scrumptious!

  65. Kim

    Oh my goodness. You are pretty much the cutest thing I have ever seen! Enjoy every second with that baby – they grow up too fast!

  66. you are the prettiest pregnant gal i've ever seen. and your baby bump is so cute and small!

  67. Pamela

    Best. Shower. EVER!!!!!!!!

  68. What a wonderful idea for a shower! I may just have to steal this idea for later = )

  69. I LOVE this! What a fantastic way to "breed" a reader! :)

    [lovely invites as well…simple, cute, stylish!]

  70. jessica

    love that top! at five and a half months, i'm having to get creative in covering this growing baby in my belly– is that a maternity 't' or just a 'normal' top??? p.s. love the book idea!

  71. I love this idea! And I'm curious–which books did you get? Did you post a list anywhere?

  72. I have been obsessed with your stripped shirt with the detail on the front since I first saw this picture.. I realize it might be a while since you bought it but where is it from!?