We at ATB had a couple weeks off to work on the next big event in the Steadman family, which is another baby boy to arrive on 8/8/08. Under a tent in our back yard we had a marvelous baby shower to welcome little Kole Andreas Wanberg. ( His daddy is a Swede, therefore the typical spelling of Cole is changed.) The shower theme used 'rubber duckies' in remembrance of our beloved Grampy who passed away before knowing that Kole was on the way. He would always squeek his rubber -duckie over the phone to his little grand-daughters before he would say good-by on his long distance calls. (sniff-sniff-boy do we miss him!)
Aunt Amy painted the letters of his name for his nursery shelf.
Decorations included a clothesline with hanging baby clothes . The onesie in the middle says: " Party in my crib :2am." The tiny camo-gear is from his Pop-pop who can't wait to take his grandsons hunting and fishing someday!
One element a little "off-theme" was the cake. The reason being that Erik (daddy) says he just can't wait to buy toys for Kole; like diggers and trucks. So I bought this little digger set and took it to Rosie of Rosie's Creative Cakes and told her to be creative! This was the biggest hit of the shower! She made rocks and boulders of delicious chocolate fondant. She wrote "ground-breaking addition" on the barricade, added grass, and little orange caution-cones made of fondant! Everyone said it was the most delicious chocolate cake ever! Visit her website at http://www.rosiescreativecakes.com/. Her wedding cakes are beyond beautiful and always delicious!
Then as the guests said good-bye, they took a little rubber duckie along home that had a colorful glycerine soap from Bath & Body Works attached. We put them in this antique baby bath tub that I bought at an antique auction. We also had a baby-bottle shaped sugar cookie wrapped to go.
My three lovely daughters- Jessie, Amy and soon-to-be-mommy, Lindsay.
Hugs to our 'other daughter' Erika Hengst for the great photography and for taking care of all the shower games. She should be in the picture above. She's a very special part of our family .
Whether it's showers or weddings, we love the details......and we LOVE our little babies!!
This week we're back to work with 4 weddings and a 25th anniversary bride's bouquet. Some really fun tabletops will be in the next post!