Thursday, June 11, 2009


On May 31st (I know I'm a little behind) several of my friends from church threw KayLi a baby shower and it couldn't have been sweeter.

Isn't her cake cute!?!?! My friend Jenny made it to look just like the wall in KayLi's room!

Here's a little explaining for those who aren't from Texas. I grew up in Southern California where showers are usually thrown by one, maybe two of your closest friends and that is their gift to you. Here in Texas they do things a little different :0)

Here lots of your close friends all get together and plan the shower. They are called hostesses and they kinda divide up all the different things that need to be done. They also give a joint "Hostess Gift." Well, their Hostess Gift to KayLi was her bed. My mom and sister in law gave her the bedding. Isn't it adorable!?!?! I can't wait to get all of the items we are trying to pack out of KayLi's room to take pictures of how cute it looks in there!

I was overwhelmed by all the sweet gifts! Everyone was so thoughtful!

She got soooooooo many cute dresses and outfits! She is going to be the best dressed little girl in China!

She also received lots of fun toys. I can't wait to spend hours reading, playing with puzzles and molding Playdoh with her!

Some of the gifts where a little more than I expected!

Emily was the official "gift giver" and handed me each gift to open. She even made sure that a few were just right for her little sister.

Emily also made this guest book out of a composition book. She's so clever...thanks for helping her with this Priscilla! She used one of the invitations that my mom made on the cover. Everyone wrote the sweetest thoughts and wishes for KayLi. And Donna Sue wrote down all the gifts, so that I would be able to write thank you cards.

I can't tell you how much it touched my heart to have so many people that I love together in one place welcoming KayLi home. The hostesses were amazing and really went above and beyond! Every gift was appreciated more than I can say. I really can't thank everyone enough! You blessed my socks off!!!!


Traci said...

I was wondering when I was going to see the shower pictures! I HATED that I couldn't be there! It's all Tessa's fault, since she had to go and graduate that weekend! lol I am going to come by soon to see her adorable room and precious bed! I LOVE the bedding. The colors are exactly what I had in mind for our little one, until I found out he was a boy! I want to see all of her cute outfits, too! In fact, what is taking so long, TA???????
Love ya,

jeremiah said...

you have a very beautiful family. i pray you and your family will be able to travel soon.

Jazmyne Rose-Noel Rees said...

Oh my gosh Jazmyne got the same little pink poddle at her Baby Shower last year!

Jenn said...

Looks like a time of sweet celebration! Can't wait to see pictures of her completed room! So fun!


priscilla said...

oh the shower was so much fun. i am so happy you had a good time. love ya twilla