With the birth of a new baby also comes baby showers and we recently had one here in Marietta for Lauren. My sister’s good friends at church all got together and threw a beautiful baby bash. Those girls are great! She got a lot of beautiful things and it was fun to see friends and relatives that day, all of us celebrating the new arrival due in February. Her name is going to be Parker Fox (Fox is her middle name). Not an ordinary name, but one the parents liked. Fox is named after Philip’s mom’s family name. I think it has a really cute ring to it and Lauren will have fun monograming for that baby.
The shower was hosted by Joan, one of Renee’s friends from church and you’re going to enjoy this mini-house tour too. It’s a beautiful place!
Those ladies outdid themselves with the tables all set up so pretty, with some mighty tasty food.
I had a hard time getting good pics since I was snapping pics so fast, but it was all kinds of salads on the table. So yummy!
Stuffed animals and beautiful flowers for the centerpiece.
More cute dolls on the bread table.
The dessert table was so pretty. Lots of yummy goodies, including a chocolate cake, cake pops, cupcakes and more.
This was a fun little touch, using Lauren and Philip’s baby pics on the table.
The punch was festive with rubber ducks floating around. Amazing all the fun ideas out there for baby showers these days.
Joan’s home is just gorgeous, with this huge greatroom. A fireplace is the focal point on this end with built-in bookcases.
And this is the other end of that spacious soaring ceiling room.
Pretty, isn’t it? There was plenty of room for all the guests.
A bank of windows looks outside to a beautiful pond.
And pool! There’s pond and waterfall to the left and a big pond out back. Can you imagine this in your backyard?
They also have a family room right off the kitchen.
Here’s the beautiful mom-to be, Lauren.
I made her pose with her almost 6 month baby bump. She’s looking so cute, as I knew she would.
Guests arriving. We had family friends, friends of my sisters, neighbors, and family there. It was a very fun day!
After a delicious lunch, we all got settled in for gift opening. That’s the fun part!
Mom was there with a family friend, Penny, looking on. They are looking pretty serious here, but we were all laughing and having fun.
Lauren and her mom, my sister Renee. Let the gift opening begin!
Pretty picture frame.
She got a lot of beautiful baby girl clothes.
Girls are so much fun to buy for, aren’t they. I’m sure this is going to be one stylish baby.
Loved this cute outfit.
A bouncy seat, which will come in handy.
Her mom/stepdad and I gave her a Pottery Barn glass chandelier that was on her wishlist for the nursery. She’s excited about that!
One of the ladies made this beautiful dress for the baby. Isn’t this just gorgeous? I’m sure this will be the baby dedication gown.
Another cute outfit in chevron.
One of Lauren’s beautiful friends and bridesmaid, Ashley, came up from Montgomery where she lives. And if you’re in the area, Ashley is the local weather girl on one of the big TV stations. How fun is that? They are 2 weeks apart in their pregnancies.
I had them compare baby bumps. How cute are they?!
Lauren and her Aunt Rhody (as she calls me).
And all 4 of us girls. We’ll soon have one more to join the pics.
Our cousin, Brenda, came to the shower with her daughter, Denise, who just started college this year. It was great to see them as always. We’ll be seeing them again in a couple of weeks for Thanksgiving at Brenda’s house.
So, I hope you enjoyed seeing Lauren’s baby shower. It was a fun and festive day with lots of smiling and happiness around. We are so excited for this new baby girl, Parker’s arrival!