Baby Shower Fun! – The Shower

So I realized I never posted Baby shower pictures….

It was a great day! Everything turned out perfect! Well EXCEPT Alyssa was home with Daddy and he could not get her to wear her Monkey dress that cost me $40!

I took these once I got everything set up!

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Baby Shower Fun! – The Plan

After seeing my friend Carly’s shower and her baby Owen’s room I wanted a Monkey Theme for “Baby Brother’s” Shower! I will post all the goodies I have so far!

We have Banana’s for the Cupcakes made by the SUPER talented Mikkel.  She is such a great friend!  www.mikkelpaige.com

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Along with Cookies for the favors. I love them so much!

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Here are pictures of the rest of the stuff I have bought for the shower.

This Banner will say “It’s a Boy” instead of Happy Birthday and she added some blue in it for me:

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I also got stickers that look like the Monkey. I am not sure if I want to put them on the cups, or if I want to roll up the silverware (well the Blue & Green wear) in napkins and secure them with the stickers.

These Water Bottle Lables will be on the bottle of water. I got Dasani so the bottles would be blue.

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These cards are so everyone can leave a little Note to the Baby.

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This is a scratch off game. Laura loves scratch offs….LOL Two will be “it’s a Winner” cards. I still need to get “gifts” I am thinking starbucks gift cards.

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The other game is a “how well you know Mom” game.

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For the Cup Cakes. I got the Bananas for some and these for the others:

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One of my gifts to Laura and “Baby Brother” is this Diaper cake.

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Along with this sweet handmade blanket:

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and the car seat:

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It’s a safe seat, which apparently they are not making anymore. Graco switched over to two differant sizes of the snug ride. WELL we own 4 bases for the safeseat and the snug ride car seats will not fit the safe seat bases, although the safe seat car seats will fit the snug ride bases (IT’S A SHAM IF YOU ASK ME). This was the only pattern Babies R US still carried of the safe seat. I like it, but don’t love it. My sister was dead set on not getting a new cover for Alyssa’s seat. She didn’t want to spend $140 on a cover when the new seat cost the same amount.

Along with a few outfits and a monkey freezer thing to put in the bottle bag. (can you tell I like themes). LOL I also talked my dad into the Medela Pump with the back pack.

Now we couldn’t leave Alyssa out.

This is what I bought her for the day:

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and this hair bow:

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I have also bought Blue and Green, Napkins, forks and knives & Cups, along with plates that have a Blue and Green design.

We are having Water (in Blue Bottles), Blue Lemonaide and Brown Iced Tea. LOL

I am making Mini sandwiches. I am cooking a Ham for Ham Sandwiches on Ranch Rolls, Chicken Salad Sandwiches on Hawiian Sweet Rolls and Shrimp Salad Sandwiches on Mini Rye Bread. We are having Potato Salad and Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad and Cucumber Salad along with Deviled Eggs, Chips-Pretzles-Veggies and Dip, Cheese & Peperoni and Crackers. For desert there will be Brownies, Cupcakes and Cream Puffs!

Day 8 – November 6, 2009 – Pirates IN the Caribbean – Part 3

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Pirate Mickey. We didn’t stop to see him, we just headed up to get seats for the party. We got the same seats we did for the sail away party!

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Alyssa ran around before it got crowded and burned off some energy.

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We took some pictures waiting for the show to start.

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Yay show time! I love this show so much and I was so sad I missed most of it last year on my wedding night.

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That one is for you Cait!

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Look at my dad enjoying himself. Who said Disney is just for kids!

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Then Mickey saved the day and there was fireworks at sea! (Please excuse my horrible at sea fireworks pictures. They are not my norm for sure!)

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It was a great show!

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My sister took Alyssa down to bed while Pete and my dad and I hung out on deck awhile.

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After we hung out for a while we headed down to the club for some Karaoke. This is my friend Edwin’s favorite song. I wish he would have been with us. I am sure he would have done a great job singing it.

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There was a special group of young adults on the ship with us. They had various levels of mental handicaps. The group (I used to know the name) provides independent living. These young adults were having a blast. they must have all showed up at Karaoke soon as it stated cause no one else was singing. They were getting shots for preforming and were so excited. You could see the bonds they had with their counselors/chaperones. When we got home from the cruise I sent an email to the organization and told them I was honored to share a cruise with such a great group of people.

After Karaoke we walked around the ship. My dad has an unnatural obsession with Ariel. Alyssa knows Areil not at “the Little Mermaid” but as “Popeye’s girlfriend. LOL

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Can you tell he has a few drinks tonight….LOL Silly Dad!

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This was the last picture of the night. We told my Dad good night and he was heading back down to the sports bar to get a snack. Pete and I crashed.

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Up Next…Castaway Cay

Day 8 – November 6, 2009 – Bahamas – Part 2

So since I lost my whole last post….lets try again!

After naps we headed up to go swimming a bit. It was nice and relaxing. That is what I love about DCL most. The relaxing. LOL

While we got ready for pirate night Laura took Alyssa to the kids club. Since she wasn’t 3 (or even 2) she couldn’t stay and play with the big kids unless mom was there. She had a blast though.

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We stopped by the room and grabbed my Dad the pirate and headed to dinner.

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We got all seated and the waiter came over and apologized over and over about the hair in Laura’s food last night. LOL They sent this fruit platter over. It was all so fresh and good.

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We got the Jerk Chicken, Some Dip, Mango Soup and a Salad for Appetizers.

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Alyssa colored and was very well behaved.

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Look at my Dad…LOL he cracks me up!

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I don’t remember what all we ordered for dinner. SOme sort of steak and the mushrooms with lentiles were really good.

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The waiter kept us entertained.

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The wait staff is top notched on DCL. I love the way they really try to get to know their guests.

Before desert my sister and Dad went to Limbo!

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Alyssa tried to fake us out.

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But a second later she was “wake” again.

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She started getting fussy right before dinner was over. But for almost an hour and a half she was good as gold.

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Brandon took her for a walk while we finished desert. A Trio thing for me and Laura had a Mickey Bar (notice a trend here?)

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Up next…pirates IN the Caribbean Party!

Baby Brother

Yesterday we went to have the 4D sonogram done for my Nephew.  It was great to put a face to a name….oh wait….Thats right Baby Brother doesn’t have a name yet!  UGH.  There are so many personalized gifts I want to buy him….Pick a name already Laura…My Vote is on Alex or Adian — they are not even in the running though. . . .LOL

Isn’t he adorable???  He looks alot like his big sister.

She was very well behaved during the sonogram.  She made sure we all seen her “baby Brother” on the screen.

In the waiting room my Dad helped Alyssa build (and knock over) a tower of books.

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They have the identical hair color!!!

Laura is doing good and has gained a whooping 16 or 17 pounds.  She looks amazing!

Baby Brother’s baby shower is this weekend.  I will post lots of pictures of that for sure!!