My parents and sister hosted a baseball-themed baby shower in honor of me, Sean and baby Meatball on June 22nd. It was a beautiful day filled with family, friends, good food, cute decorations and — of course — lots of adorable baby clothes.
My family once again showed that they’re experts at party planning and hosting.
My mother-in-law, Eula, hosted her a baby shower in NY a few weeks before the California party. We tried to Skype in, but there were technical difficulties.
We’ve been very blessed by our families’ and friends’ generosity. I know it’s cheesy to proclaim “so blessed!” on social media, but I can’t help it.
It’s the truth.
The decorations were awesome.
Alexis designed the invitations an other printed materials. Even though Alexis couldn’t make the party, she still helped Lori a lot preparing the favors and other decorations.
Lori made the cupcakes and other goodies like caramel popcorn.
A baseball party needs bunting.
And a scoreboard.
My cousin Bibi helped out with this.
Adrian manned the grill at the concessions stand.
We didn’t have many games, but did have an activity station where guests left advice.
I laughed and cried while reading through the book later. Some parental advice was silly, most was heartfelt, and some came from those who have passed. My mom’s advice were paraphrased words from Grandpa Bartolo about breastfeeding.
We played a couple of co-ed and not-so-cheesy games like trying to guess the number of peanuts in a bottle.
We opened a lot of gifts. Some were quite traditional.
Some were super.
Thank you for making us feel so loved. I can’t wait for Baby MB to meet such amazing people in our lives… Even Adrian and the other goofballs.