Love and Food in the Big D

Monday, June 29, 2015

Celebrating Grant Henry Kelley :)

It's funny how our most successful parties come with the least amount of party preparations.  

About a month ago, Chad casually mentioned in passing that he thought we should have a get together to celebrate the upcoming arrival of our baby boy before his work schedule got crazy.  Since so many of our friends had been asking if we were having a baby shower or where we were registered at, I took his casual party idea as an opportunity to start stock piling the only thing that we really, truly needed... DIAPERS!  

One problem.  It took forever to nail down a date.  With Chad's uncertain work schedule, house projects popping up almost every single weekend and unfinished projects mocking us daily, it was hard to commit to a date that we knew would work for us.  Not so convenient when party invitations needed to be sent out so our friends would be able to plan ahead.  

So once a date was set, and with practically ZERO notice, we informed our amazingly awesome friends of our plans and shifted into high gear to "prep" as much as we could with the limited time we had.  

Lo and behold...our party was a SUCCESS!  The weather actually cooperated (storms had passed the night before so we were uncertain that our outdoor BBQ idea would pan out), we had a great turn out, and the decor was actually much more coordinated than I thought it would end up being.  YEAH for last minute pachangas! :)  

And DOUBLE YEAH for AWESOMELY CREATIVE and HELPFUL friends Hollienoel, who lent us baby pools and outdoor water fun for the kiddies and Rebecka who came bearing the show stoppers of ALL show stoppers... 

Are you KIDDING ME with this?!  Chad and I are STILL FLOORED and in AWE at the amount of time, energy and LOVE that Rebecka put into not only this picture above.. BUT...

This diaper cake too!!! 
When she mentioned that she wanted to do a diaper cake for us...and asked what colors we had selected for his room, and what name we had chosen for our baby boy, I never in a MILLION years thought that she would show up at our house with THIS! 

The amount of detail is amazing...


AND on top of all this.. she even came bearing gifts... FOR EVERLEIGH!!  
What incredible friends we about LUCKY bears we have!!  :)   

The rest of the house was pretty simply decorated as well.  Streamers, balloons and onesies as decorations filled our living room.  :)  Easy peasy and done.  


And because who can STOP looking at that dining room table of awesome-ness.. here it is again..   

It turned out to be such a beautiful day. 
Not too hot for a Texas summer afternoon in June...  Whew!!

And the kiddies had a blast splashing in the sun :) 

Everleigh's so lucky to have made such sweet friends since starting at her new school back in February.  Love the friendship these sweet girlies have. :) 

Sweet baby Z! :) 



That's a WRAP and we are POOPED!  :)  

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to help celebrate our new bear.   
He is already so incredibly LOVED by everyone near and far.  We can't wait for his arrival.  

We're counting down the days til we meet our sweet little man.  

August 14th can't come soon enough!