our friends mark and julie
are about to have a baby! hooray for friends having babies around the same time as us! don’t think we haven’t been campaigning to all our married friends over the past year… “babies are the best!” “she never cries…. ;)” “here, hold her, oh my gosh you look SO GOOD holding a baby!”
it hasn’t really been working.
so you can imagine our excitement last spring when mark and julie came over and were all, “so looks like eleanor is going to have a little friend soon…” i mean, seriously! it doesn’t get any better then friends having babies around the same time as you. we are pretty stoked to meet that baby boy or girl soon. (and yay for friends who aren’t finding out the sex of baby until birth! we highly endorse that method!)
anyway, i got to throw julie a baby shower brunch last saturday and here are a few photos…
the morning was a lot of fun! i don’t know how people coordinate so many hot plates at once for a party though. the cinnamon rolls didn’t make it to the table until 15 minutes after everyone started eating because they were still in the oven and of course julie arrived promptly on time (am i allowed to say that our friends are never really on time to stuff? well, neither are we, but…) so of course josh and i were still running around trying to get set up because we assumed by saying ten, no one would show up until after ten thirty. we did survive however, and i think everyone had a good time.
josh made the cinnamon rolls (this recipe
) and quiche (he made up both the pastry crust and quiche recipe). i made pumpkin cookies (recipe here
) and caramel apples and a vegetable and fruit salad. i made the fabric garlands based off this pretty photo
i found on pinterest and bought the invitations here
on etsy. i decorated the table with gnomes because i never even noticed them until i met julie
, who kind of loves those little guys a lot.
hooray for babies!
over the past couple of weeks, eleanor has been giving mama and papa kisses on cue! they are full on open mouthed, slobbery little messes but absolutely completely adorable to us. her dolly isn’t quite as lucky as mama in this video but eh, you know, we’ll try again later.