Thursday, February 4, 2010

Oh Baby!

So, I am throwing a baby shower for my good friend Melanie. She didn't ask me to throw this lavish affair, I actually asked her about planning it.  I pride myself on hosting some really great parties. This goes back to my days at SCSU when we came up with a "Utensil Party". That was a gem. Everyone had to drink out of a utensil. I think I had a ladle but the night ended with a measuring cup. I digress.

So I am knee deep in Baby Shower planning. I am not really a game person. We get it. Baby food looks disgusting; I am not going to try to identify them. And diapers and stuff is quite annoying. So I am planning some out of the box baby shower ideas.

I don't want to reveal all of my surprises, but one thing I don't mind sharing is the special cookies I am ordering. They are from Amanda, the creative woman behind a blog called "I am Mommy" and also "I am Baker" This is an amazing blog that I started reading and I instantly adored it. It is just really cute and offers unedited accounts of her motherhood. The up's and the down's. When we visited with her she brought cookies, they were delicious and I would definitely suggest ordering a dozen cookies for your next event. Here are the ones I hope Amanda creates. I really need to get my baking on and try and make one. The monkey would have one eye missing, and half its ear would be gone.  

I can't imagine having a child. Melanie is hilarious. And her accounts of pregnancy deserve its own blog. It also reminds me of how strong women are. Of course, men are too but women have this uncanny ability to be multitasking beauties that create and carry these wonderful little people. I am so excited for her.

Insert shameless CUTE photo of Melanie and all of her bridesmaids. When she was married last year. All of these lovely ladies are new mom's or mom's-to-be. WAIT... except for the one in the MIDDLE. Whoa! Slow Down! No baby bumps for me :)

Gotta keep the baby shower underwraps for now, but the YELLOW text color is a hint and also it's going to be a wonderful Safari Theme. The rest is up to my imagination.




  1. Kelly... Hi Amanda here... gotta tell ya, my heart is racing a bit! Im freaking out... do you have a cookie order with me?? Cause I dont have one on the books (and when I say books I mean my calendar) AHH!! Did I totally screw up here? I really hope not... I am so sorry I am blanking on this... ugh.. email me right away ok??


  2. I just saw Amanda's cookies for your friend's shower. They are AMAZING!!! What a lovely friend you must be to throw such a fun and fabulous shower for your friend.

    P.S. I did some perusing of your blog. Hi there, from one Catholic gal (who also loves being Catholic) to another ;)