Thursday, February 21, 2013

sprinkle for ellie

a few weeks ago i had the honor of throwing a mini shower, a "sprinkle," for our dear friend angie and baby elle with the help of our sweet friends.

i should start by saying elizabeth was sweet enough to generously share her pics from the day with me.  i took a few shots but whenever i have a house full i almost always miss getting the party!  thanks liz for your skills!

the hubbies were completely lost as to why a sprinkle even exists.  they think we're ridiculous, and it may be true that it is not a shower of "necessities."  but when i think of our baby girls having to wear only little boy button-ups, monster truck pj's and not owning a single headband or ballet flat, well...something must be done!  we're very blessed to be able to shower this little one with ruffles and bows before her arrival.

here was part of my gift for the little lady on the way.  i just recently started to make these little hoops and i think they are just the sweetest things.  i know it's not perfect but i kind of like things that are a little wonky.  i hope that when little ellie sees this hanging on her wall that she knows this is true!  i pray that she would know that she is loved deeply by our community of friends, by her wonderful parents and big brother and most of all by her Creator and Heavenly Father.
i think in some circles it is rude for a "host" to have their guests help throwing the party.  in our circle, there are no such formalities.  it is so awesome the way our friends all chip in to make each party we have fun & special for the woman of honor.  we didn't have games or favors at this party [trying to tone it down a little], but they so kindly brought tons of yummy food, drinks, flowers etc. i'm really thankful for help like that.

i think ang was pretty thrilled with all the adorable, teeny lady clothes.  elle is going to be the best dressed baby on the block.
precious!

after the party was through and most of the ladies had gone, miss em woke up from her nap.  yes, she slept through 30 women chatting and cackling for two hours.  at least she was well rested.  and look how sweet!
little bean is pretty close to crawling.  it's aaaaamaaaaazing!  baby ellie, emmie will show you all the things, don't worry.
ellie-

babies are such a gift and i'm so excited that the poston's have one more joy-filled little on the way.  i know that she is going to grow up hearing and seeing the gospel.  i know she will bless her family and the people around her.  i can't wait to meet her, to see her grow and her little personality form.  if she's anything like her brother i'm sure she'll be a silly little bundle of awesomeness.  let's go to the pool all summer together.  yes?  you can get in the teeniest bathing suit they make.  i could squeal.  we love you already and can't wait until you make your debut.  we're waiting for you!

auntie jen jen, uncle ben & emmie collins

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