Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gender Reveal

Hi there! : )

Last weekend I flew to Austin, Texas for my sister's gender reveal party. I had been looking forward to this weekend, and seeing my family, for awhile. It was short, but fun. Alyssa's baby bump is adorable and I can't wait to see how much more it has grown when I see her again during the Christmas holidays!

I got in from Denver late Friday night. Alyssa and her friend Molly picked me up and we headed to her apartment to visit with my parents for a bit. 

Saturday was the gender reveal party! Mom and I got the food ready (sausage balls, pig in a blankets, chips, sandwiches, cookies, pickles, cheese...) and we hauled it all out to the pool area where the party was. The weather was perfect! 

Alyssa had asked everyone to wear either pink or blue to vote for the gender of the baby. Some of us (mom and I) cheated and wore both colors. There were pink and blue balloons and pink and blue cookies. 
This is a riddle. Do you get it? : ) 

Our family.

Brandon's family.

Michelle and Alyssa.

Mama and daddy.

Alyssa and her friend Molly. They have been friends for as long as I can remember.

Alyssa and her college roomie, Rachel.

Two mama's.

The cake. 
It had been forever since I had had cake, it didn't let me down either! ; )

Alyssa and Brandon filled the balloons with confetti and gave us all thumbtacks to pop the balloons. 

Inside the balloons was.....PINK confetti!! 

I guess I should say that Alyssa and Brandon both already knew that it was a girl. They couldn't wait to find out so they had known for 5 days before the rest of us found out. Alyssa had been hoping for a girl so we were happy for her! 

PINK cake! : )

After the party we went shopping for Alyssa & Mini. (Mini is what we have been calling the baby until a name is picked out for sure.) Alyssa got several maternity jeans and some shirts and Mini got a couple of outfits. 

Shopping for a baby is too much fun, so the next day Alyssa and I went shopping for Mini. I got her five new outfits, mostly kitty and cupcake things. Are you surprised?

It even says "I love my Auntie" on the pink onesie!

This is Abby. My sister's baby. Baby girl has gorgeous eyes!

My trip went by way too fast, as I knew it would, and I wasn't ready to come back. I swear as I have gotten older I have wanted to spend more and more time with my family. It was a bittersweet trip because I knew I wouldn't see them again until Christmas and by then Alyssa's baby bump will have grown, which means I missed something. My hand was pretty much like a magnet to her tummy and will be again next time I see her. I already love that little baby so much, I can't wait to meet her in March!


  1. I didn't know Alyssa was expecting!! How exciting!! Congrats to her and you Aunt Whitney!!

  2. this is so cool Glad i finally got to meet you

  3. so exciting! i am the same way with my niece ... i can't go shopping without finding something that i don't think she would look the cutest in! now that i'm not working i've cooled off a bit much to my sister's relief. she said that i was taking up too much room in her closet, lol.

    looks like the best time! congrats aunty and to your sister too! i love the confetti idea! i actually just love gender reveal parties! i hope to have one, one day :)

  4. Is the riddle ice, ice, baby? I hope it is because I never get riddles and I'm hoping I figured one out. What a fun party. That food looks so delish. Especially the cake and the cheese cubes and the chips and...everything!!! What a nice get together with family.

  5. For a second there, I thought it was YOUR baby's gender reveal...I was like whaaaaaaaaaaa???

  6. How fun!!!! Shopping for a little girl would just be an absolute blast! :-)

  7. This is so cute, and yay for a little girl! <3 <3

  8. so nice! congrats to your sister! so glad the cake was worth it!

  9. congratulations, aunt whitney!! :)
    that's so exciting for your sister, you and your family! i LOVE the kitty outfit...and you're right...how perfect!
    i hope you and garrett have been doing well and enjoying the fall! sending lots of love! <3<3

  10. I love your sister's "let me out shirt", so cute!! Congrats on being a soon to be aunt! And to a sweet little girl. I have three nieces and let me tell you they are so much fun!

  11. So many baby girls being born this year!!! So exciting!

  12. Hi there! New to your blog and already a huge fan because you live in my favorite state (Colorado).

    Congrats to your sister and the rest of the family on the announcement! Looks like a perfect little gender reveal party and that cake...yum. There's nothing like a slice of white sheet cake :)

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  14. The theme was so nice! I love the whole "mystery" behind it until you guys popped the balloon. That was pretty cool!

    Congrats to your sister!

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