For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to plan a baby shower and remodel my living room on the same weekend. It wouldn’t have happened this way if things had gone as planned. But we love entertaining, and I wasn’t about to let an inch of dust and power tools all over my living room prevent my from hosting a parTAY!
I mentioned on yesterday’s post about removing the living room wall that I took the girls to my parents on Saturday and did some baking. My mom and sister (Laura) were a HUGE help with this. And Laura even came back to our house and stayed over that night to help me set up the next day. She was so helpful with the girls. In this photo, she’s reading to Paisley from a Power Tool Catalogue.
AND, instead of frantically cleaning and trying to fit 30 people into a construction zone, we decided to move the living room outside. YEP!
I don’t remember who’s idea it was, but I’ll take credit for it. It was freaking awesome. The girls made themselves right at home in the yard, being surrounded by all the familiar furniture and their toys.
And it made for such a fun baby shower atmosphere. My sister-in-law, Carrie, is one of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL pregnant mamma’s of all time. And I can’t wait to meet their incoming little boy! (But not so impatient that I can’t wait a few more weeks… stay in there little buddy!)
Isn’t my sister-in-law beautiful?
Laura was in charge of games, and we had ‘stroller relays’ where two people raced in Paisley and Adelyn’s strollers with a HUGE water balloon in it. We set up an obstacle course, and it was SO hilarious. Also, I kicked Laura’s little hiney.
And our pumpkin-themed baked goods were a big success!
Love this pic of the girls and I.
After everything wrapped up and people headed home, my immediate family stuck around and helped clean up (THANK YOU!). And I think they would agree that the ‘after party’ was the best. This is my mom with the girls. I love fall colors!
Nick and Tim (my brother/Carrie’s husband) decided it would be so fun to race each other with the strollers.
What was that? You want to see a video of this? That can be arranged. Please consider forgiving me for my loud obnoxious laughing.
*Photos were taken by Carrie’s sister Colleen, my mom, and myself.*
great idea to move everything outside! looks like it was lots of fun.
The stroller race? AWESOME!!!!
Tim is not allowed to race with any of our children anymore. Poor water balloon! 🙂 Thanks again Beth for the shower. I feel so blessed. It was a truly great afternoon!
Junkin Revival says
Love your idea and you had the perfect weather to have It too it was gorgeous this past weekend! By the way thanks for sharing the video 🙂
Mekenzie @ Interiors by Kenz says
First of all, A+ to Laura for reading Paisley a power tool catalog. My dad had me watch New Yankee Workshop with him, and look how well that turned out 😉
Second, um, HI FURNITURE OUTSIDE! I love the living room set up outside. It’s incredibly charming. Looks like the shower was a major success! Nice work!
Love the outside living room that was freaking awesome. and the stroller races is hilarious.
That is awesomeness!!!! Love the idea of taking your furniture outside!!! Can I be your neighbor? ~ Kristie