Thursday, December 10, 2009

babies here, there, and everywhere!

I'm surrounded by the sweetness of babies!!

My good friend, Kim, had her sweet baby boy a month ago and he is the cutest little thing! I love when I get to hold him and he snuggles up to me and I breathe in that wonderful baby smell. Can you say BABY FEVER!?

I wanted to give Kim a gift that she could use and appreciate. And since I knew that she was set to go with so many things already (this is her third), I designed her baby announcements and put them together for her to be able to send out to her family and friends. This was my gift to her and her family.

I've already posted Bradley's announcement on my HB Creative Design site, but I just had to show off his cuteness here, too! I just love that wrinkly little forehead.

Kim is also on the MOPS leadership team and all of us on the team decided to pitch in to bless her (and Bradley) with diapers!! {Yes, I took a picture of diaper boxes.} Although I didn't wrap them up, I couldn't resist adding some ribbon and a cute gift tag. Sometimes the thoughtfulness can come through in the presentation of a gift...even with diapers!


Just last Sunday I went to a friend's baby shower who will be expecting her 2nd little girl sometime in the next month...she hopes sooner than later! (Right, Ang?) I wanted to do something different and unique for her since she had been blessed with so many girly things already. I bugged her a little to find out what colors the new baby's room would be, and even tracked down the bedding online that she'll be using in her room. I took the printed copy of the bedding with me to the scrapbook store to find just the right colors!

Here's what I came up with! (By the way...I was able to see Jolie's new room that awaits her and oh my goodness -- it's CUTE! Great job decorating, Angie!! I love it!)

Of course, to finish off the gift I had to do a little wrapping to match. Don't you just love this polka dotted paper!? I found it in the Christmas stash at 50% off at Michaels Crafts, but I have a feeling it will be used for anything but Christmas!


One of the greatest blessings after you have just had a baby are all the meals that you are blessed with! I love being able to help out a friend (or even an acquaintance) who has a newborn, just to make their day a little less stressful and for her not have to worry about preparing dinner for the family. I was able to bless a mom and her family awhile back (a gal from my MOPS small group) with a meal, but it was just one of those weeks that was crazy busy when it was my night to bring the meal. So, instead of making a home cooked meal like I wanted to, I grabbed a frozen lasagna, bagged salad, and some bread from the store. I wrapped it up with some ribbon and attached a little note with my blessings. I'm a strong believer that it's the thought and care that counts...even if there's no time for a home cooked meal!


And speaking of babies...I just got word Wednesday evening that one of my best friends from college had her FOURTH little baby on Wednesday, one day past his due date. Sweet baby Levi is finally here and I just can't wait to meet him!

**Don't forget! Today is the LAST DAY to link up to our Christmas-themed decor monthly craft challenge. I'll be randomly choosing a winner from the participants and someone will receive a fun little gift from me! Head on over to see all of the craftiness of the season or link up a creation that you have been working on!


Kelli said...

Everything is so adorable. I love the poem that you wrote for the family you took the meal to. We loved getting meals right after we had ever. I also love that wrapping paper.

Kelli W said...

You are so sweet! Everyone of those ladies is lucky to have you as a friend! I love the picture of Jolie's is so cute! And there is nothing wrong with taking a frozen lasagna for dinner {that's what we had for dinner on Tuesday}...that just means less dishes to clean up afterwards!

Missy said...

This is all very cute, Heidi. I'm sure those moms loved their gifts.

I've enjoyed looking at everyone's Christmas decor. We've been battling a stomach bug in our house. It went through all of us. Needless to say, I'm feeling a little behind on all of my Christmas things. I'm feeling better now, so I hope to get back in the swing of things. Have a great day.

Emily said...

So cute! I love that birth announcement. They are all special gifts.

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh I want to squeeze that baby. So cute. I love the name frame too. BEautiful.

Rhonda said...

Oh, how lucky you are to be able to have all those babies around you. Yes, they are blessed to have you as a friend. So thoughtful and creative!

Michelle @ Delicate Construction said...

How sweet that is!! And so thoughtful!

Miller Racing Family said...

I loved the baby announcements for Mr. Bradley. I thought that was a wonderful gift idea.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your thoughtfulness and attention to my kids! You are a special friend!

Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

You are too sweet! I love all the thought and kindness that goes into each gift. We loved meals too. It's so great for those first few weeks when things can be a little chaotic :)

*And, oh my goodness, what a little cutie! Thanks for handing the baby fever over to me!

Braley Mama said...

Wow, I wish I had a brain like creative. When I had my youngest someone brought over a frozen Lasagna and it was one of the best meals ever.
It is always that thought that counts:)

Russell Family said...

Baby fever still....Are you going to be telling us something soon?!?!You are so thoughtful and kind! And I am glad you liked Jolie's room. I love the name sign that you made for her, it matches perfectly. Maybe we will get to meet her soon ;)

Sarah Ondracek said...

BABY FEVER!!! Roll with it mama!!!

Jen @ said...

What a sweet little face. Oooh, I love babies! And cute baby announcements -such a great idea!


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