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? : )
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.
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!