Summer2014-1nauticalbabyshowerSummer2014-4nauticalbabyshower2Summer2014-10Summer2014-14Summer2014-15Summer2014-16This past weekend I interrupted my week of lounging in Kentucky to go to Cincinnati to help throw a baby shower for my sister-in-law. As soon as Laura told me she was having a baby I was all about THE SHOWER. True, showers, like all baby things, tend towards the feminine side, but that didn’t mean that I didn’t have some big ideas for my nephew. A Le Petit Prince themed shower with foxes on everything! A Peter Rabbit themed shower where we pretended that everything was masculine because Peter is a boy! And finally the winner, a nautical shower, mostly because I wanted invitations that announced “Ahoy! It’s a boy!” As you can see in those photos, the ladies in charge of food and decorations (I held down the invites and games) outdid themselves. That cake? It is double layered with lemon curd filling and that is marshmallow fondant so you can actually enjoy eating the pretty decoration. The anchors on those cupcakes? Those are handmade dyed white chocolate edible anchors. From the saltwater taffy favors, to the convicting scriptural charge delivered by one of the ladies, everything about this shower was perfect.

After the shower, and after our cake and breakfast casserole-induced coma on the floor, I made Laura pose for some bump photos. Yes, I dragged a pregnant women down a muddy embankment and made her stand in a creek so I could take pictures. But really, she is so cute that you can’t blame me.Summer2014-21Summer2014-23Summer2014-30Summer2014-31Summer2014-42LauraCan’t wait till my little nephew makes his appearance in September!

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9 Responses to Ahoy!

  1. Stephanie says:

    super cute bump pics!

  2. streckerme says:

    oh my goodness… LAURA!!! has there ever been a prettier pregnant mama!? such wonderful pictures and beautiful celebration.

  3. Renard says:

    Wow, this is really beatiful 🙂 Thanks for amazing photos!
    Here is one quote from Herclitus for you 🙂 Hope you enjoy it 🙂

    “Lifetime is a child at play, moving pieces in a game. Kingship belongs to the child.”


  4. Haylie says:

    WHERE did she get that dress?? Maybe it’s just because I was prego in winter, but I had trouble finding really fabulous dresses. (Target let me down in a big way! Unacceptable…)

    • Hannah says:

      I asked that too, and it is actually just a Forever 21 regular dress that is now made adorably cute by that baby. A lot of their dresses are stretchy and prone to being tight… so perfect to rock with a bump!

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