Happily, while B was putting in a long hours on Saturday, I was able to have some fun helping host a baby shower for my best friend, Erin. She and I have been best friends since we were 12 - well over half of our lives now. She is married to the love of her life, Chandler, who she actually met through a singles post on Kelly's Korner blog (the post that Chandler connected with her through was one that I posted on my blog!) And now she is pregnant with a baby girl, and due just 6 weeks after I am. I honestly don't think we could have planned this better if we tried. We both hope our sweet girls will be as close as we have been over the years. I get teary just thinking about it. I've loved getting to share our pregnancies, and am so excited to help her welcome their sweet Peyton Taylor in June.
On Saturday, Pops came to pick up Caleb, and I headed to north Atlanta for some baby shower goodness. I co-hosted the shower with Erin's sister, Morgan, and another sweet friend, Katie - who opened up her home for the event. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Some of the decor
Katie's sweet son, Grant
The diaper cake I put together
Sweet mama-to-be opening some of her gifts
The three of us have been friends since middle school!
Erin with all of her shower hostesses...
The Peyton bump!
Besties with bumps!
I know Erin loved her shower, and was so happy to get a few of the things that she and Chandler need for their baby girl. It was so great to get to spend some time with her, along with several other friends and loved ones. And so hard to believe that the next time I see her will be when Vivian arrives. Eeek!
After our sweet neighbor came over to look at the door, and determined that our spring was broken, and then B's uncle came over to actually hoist the door open and then closed for me, we were finally able to leave. Until it gets fixed, we will be unable to use our garage, but honestly, the joy of sweet freedom was so great, I didn't care. I was just happy to get out! So, Caleb and I made our way to Target. We had a gift card to spend and some baby items to pick up. I was hoping to grab a few things we still needed - like a changing pad cover and one more nursing tank - but unfortunately, our Target was out of stock of both. Did we just leave without purchasing anything though? Of course not. You can't leave without buying something. Instead, I ended up taking advantage of some irresistible deals including the 30% off Xhileration pajamas, and the buy one, get one for 50% off on all Carters clothing and Merona women's clothing. Vivian came away with these sweet little leggings, this sun hat (the eyelet - I die!), and this adorable set. And I ended up with this presh (non-maternity) dress and these lounge pants. Which I anticipate spending a lot of time in in the weeks following Vivian's birth. Might as well look cute while I'm at it, right? As a side note, these deal are running at Target through the end of this week, so check them out while you can!
After our Target run, Caleb and I headed back home, and were so excited when B arrived home shortly thereafter, so we were able to have dinner together. Spaghetti, homemade strawberry milkshakes, and our weekly Walking Dead date wrapped up our weekend. I've hit 35 weeks, and am feeling super large and in charge now. Less than 5 weeks to go! Hoping you all had a great weekend!