Love Story

Friday, June 14, 2013

End of School and Orange Themed Teacher Gift

I can't believe another school year has gone by! 9 months ago Nathan was excitedly getting ready for 1st grade - remember this picture?

And now here he is on his last day....he's grown so much!

His thoughts on his last day of school:

Of course he wouldn't have so many great things to say about first grade if he wouldn't have had a wonderful teacher. And a wonderful teacher deserves a special gift for getting us to this point! Last year I used some subway art to make a teacher appreciation gift for his Kindergarten teacher {you can check that out HERE if you are interested}. I have spent the year pinning all kinds of fun gift ideas for this year's teacher gift and finally settled on one when I saw this adorable Orange You Glad It's Almost Summer Gift Basket from Shaken Together. I just thought it was super cute and loved how bright and cheery it was.  I decided to check out the Dollar Store for my supplies and found plenty of fun orange themed stuff. Altogether, less than $10 spent (including the white tub to which I hot glued some orange ribbon). The tag is part of a free printable pdf, from Shaken Together, where you can also find some more fruit inspired tags for future appreciation gifts. I love how it turned out! What do you think?
kitchen towel, flowers, reese's, orange flavored water, an orange shaped popscicle, fan, tumbler, and citrus juicer
Can't wait to see what Second Grade will bring!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Baby Shower for the Twins

Don't you just LOVE baby showers? I could look at teeny-tiny baby stuff all day long -when you add in a group of friends and double the baby stuff, I am in heaven! This past weekend some of the ladies I work with in ministry came together to celebrate our sweet twins. I wanted to share some of the fun we had with all of you.

First of all, how much do you love these diaper cakes? My sister-in-law made them and I just love that they have the babies first and middle names with meanings as well as scriptures poking out of them. She made these out of size 1 diapers so that we could have them around for awhile to look at. So adorable!

My SIL also made these cute little cupcake toppers - mustaches for the little man and lips for the little lady:

I brought along the onesies with bows and bowties from the gender reveal party and we hung those up with clothespins to make some cute banners:

We played some of the typical shower games but livened things up in the end with this relay race. After putting the ladies in teams of 3, one had to diaper the baby (the old-fashioned way with safety pins and everything) and then swaddle it, the second person had to put a balloon up her shirt and then put the baby in a stroller and race it around the outside of the house. Once inside the third person undid the swaddle and diaper and gave it back to the first person to do all over again. After the second time around, whoever has the baby undressed first wins. Lots of fun!

 What a great time of celebration and fun! It has me that much more excited about meeting Samuel and Amelia in a few short weeks.
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