3-Month Photos

We had Hudson’s 3-month pictures and our very first family pictures taken about a month ago by Shannon Bulla Photography. I planned these pictures for a Sunday afternoon, the end of the busiest week ever.  Nathan was out of town most of the week, I worked my usual 28 hours while packing up the condo, Nathan was in his best friend’s wedding which we attended as a family, and we moved to our new house.  No big deal.

Anyway, all that’s to say that Hudson wasn’t the happiest camper by the time Sunday afternoon rolled around- he fussed for most of this session.  But the awesome Shannon Bulla came in and worked her magic, giving us pictures we will treasure forever.

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Hudson, being your Mom is a delight!

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Orange and Aqua Baby Shower

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My cousin is having a baby boy in June.  We are so excited and in several weeks, I’ll be throwing a shower for her with my sisters, mom and a cousin.  I wanted to do something that was a little different than the traditional baby blue thing.  When I found these invitations, I knew we should go with aqua and orange.   Even the back of the invitation is orange with white polka dots.  I love all the papers, ribbons and labels in the pictures above that add festivity to every little detail!  I’m thinking of pretty orange punch, paper straws and cute cupcake toppers.  I can’t wait to share pictures on here of what we come up with at the shower in March.

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I’m not a huge fan of shower games…so many times they are just awkward, especially if there are a lot of people at the shower who don’t know each other.  I found a few ideas on Pinterest that I think will be fun, and a couple that will be a sweet keepsake for the baby book.  I plan on using Adobe Illustrator to create my own game papers that go along with the orange/aqua theme.

Games:

Take A Guess– Kind of like The Price Is Right, but for baby items.

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Baby Shower Bingo

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Keepsakes for the Baby Book:

Guess Baby’s Stats– Guess the name, weight, length, birth date, hair color, eye color, etc.

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Wishes for Baby– my favorite!  How sweet will it be for the baby to look back and see how many people loved him and cared for him even before he was born!

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