Whew! What a crazy weekend we've had. It feels so good to finally sit down and go over the events from the last few days. Friday night I stayed up super late making Semifreddo's in baby food jars for the baby shower. Around 1am, as I was heading to bed, Judah came running out of his room, barking like a seal and not able to catch his breath. He had gone to bed totally healthy and normal so, this was really unexpected. We took him outside to see if the cold air would help and he still couldn't talk. He was coughing horribly and then he started throwing up. He was having so much trouble breathing and he was so white that we called 911. So scary!!!! Nothing like this has ever happened with him before and although my husband and I stayed calm, I know I was freaking out on the inside. Long story short, he had a bad case of croup. The next day, Jeremiah took him to the Doctor and they gave him a steroid. He's still sick but, thankfully doing much better.
Saturday morning came super fast because I got very little sleep on Friday night. Coffee was my best friend and I was super excited for the baby shower I was throwing. My friend Margy is having a little girl, after already having 2 boys. She is such a cute pregnant lady and the sweetest girl. It was such an honor to be able to throw her a shower! When I started to plan the shower, I asked her about the theme for her daughter's nursery. She said she had found some cute owl stuff so, I decided to go with a Rustic Woodland Owl theme, hoping that maybe she would want to use some of the decorations for her babies room. This theme was SO much fun to work with. Everything was pink and green, with lots of owls, mini chalkboards to label all the food and spray painted sticks for the homemade felt owls to hang on.
The table was set against a window and being able to look out at the trees was perfect for the theme. It was not good for pictures though...the light is supposed to be behind you for taking good photos. Oh well!
I made mini chalkboards from old fence wood and used them to label the food. We served peach pie pockets, Rolo Cookies, my friend Cami provided a veggie tray, Julie made a fruit tray, Sally made turkey pesto sandwiches, Christie made an owl cake and I made lemon semifreddo's in baby food jars. The silverware was in spray painted mason jars.
The welcome banner was made with burlap and pink paper. My sister helped me hang it on sticks that were actually from her yard. I love decorating with natural things. Cute and inexpensive! At the end of the banner, we hung tulle and brown paper bag poms.
Making the lemon semifreddo in the baby food jars was super fun and simple.The baby food jars were just the right size for ladies to be able to have their own individual jar but, not have a huge serving. It worked well since there was also a cake and lots of other food. I'll be sharing more about the lemon semifreddo later in the week! The bird house on the table was from the dollar section at Michaels'. I just painted it to go with the color theme.
Throwing this shower was so fun. I actually wish that I could always be planning some sort of party! I'm so happy for Margy and I can't wait to meet her precious baby. Having Margy's family at the shower was one of my favorite things. Her family is so incredibly sweet! I hope they all had a great time, I know I sure enjoyed being around all of them!
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