July 20, 2008



Kindsay returned home from Hawaii, with a baby in the belly and just enough time for us to spoil her with a shower! I decided to do a children’s book theme. Reading with my little ones has always been one of my most favorite pastimes and I wanted to give Kindsay and Erik and their little baby girl on the way something they could really treasure together.

With the help of some family, we gathered each of our favorite books to start (Ruby or Hazel, Hazel or Ruby’s?) first book collection.

Erik’s mom, Shelly let us know that “Where’s Waldo” was one of Erik’s all time favorites as a little boy. He would draw his own pages of Where’s Waldo and then proceed to go around the neighborhood in attempts to sell them. He was a little entrepreneur even at a young age! Thank you to Shelly for the delicious Where’s Waldo Strawberry STRIPED cake as well as her photographs that documented all the fun! We Love Shelly!
“The Runaway Bunny” was always Kindsay’s favorite book as a little girl..I still remember reading this with her. I love how the flower arrangement by our mom of Twigg Botanicals had cute little runaway bunnies in it! It was such a fun detail.
We ate tasty Baby Bunny’s Carrot Cake made by my sidekick host & Kindsay’s best friend Kassey. Delicious and darling. Thanks Kassey for all of your help!

We nibbled on The Hungry Caterpillar’s fruit salad

and drank Olivia’s Piggy Punch

“Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See” by Bill Martin reminds us of our big handsome Kobie bear…so we had to add this classic favorite.

This is a favorite in Richie and Natalie’s home. With 3 little boys how could this not be a favorite? Poop anything i
s a big hit with a group of boys under 5 years old! Of course we had to have “sheet cake” to go along with this! Nothing like a little potty talk and a treat.

Skyler contributed his favorite book…my mom had made up a little song to sing along with this to him as he grew up. Even when he was a teenager I think he secretly still liked to hear it.
Blake’s favorite…he always wanted to go by a crunk car!
Micah’s favorite… He still to this day calls our mama, mother bird
and my little Finn’s favorite…maybe beacause it was his daddy’s favorite and he has so much fun reading it with him.

Presents! Presents!

Kindsay, Kassey and Baysil
me and Milla
oohs and ahhs for little baby clothes

…and on the right is our mama bird …aka ” the robin”

It was such a fun evening! Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate! Kindsay, I love you and am so excited for my new little niece. You are beautiful in every way and I know she will be too! How lucky she is to be coming to such amazing parents and a group of people that already love her!

storybook baby…