While I was in California, my mom threw me a baby shower and spoiled this little babe. We had a yummy spread of cheese and bread, delicious sandwiches, and cupcakes. The ocean view made for the perfect backdrop at
The Gum Tree in Hermosa Beach. Friends and family came from all over to celebrate this new little boy and have one final get-together before his arrival. They filled a book of sweet love notes to our little family (which later brought tears to my eyes), dispensed advice, and brought an endless supply of laughter.
It was an all girls affair, and every single woman there is a mother, sister, or friend who I admire and cherish. It's easy to get caught up with every day troubles and forget how many beautiful and inspiring women I really do have in my life. Old school friends, childhood neighbors, a few Ribbonettes, and special family members all shared this special afternoon.
I'ma lucky girl.. and my baby boy to be is already so loved and spoiled by all these special ladies!
I'm so grateful for all these ladies and especially for my Mom, who is going to be an awesome Grandma!
Don't you love a beautifully wrapped gift? I sure do. Nothing like a gorgeous ribbon to really make a present pop!
And this one takes the cake! Isn't it pretty?!
Our little family is so lucky to have great people all around us. Baby Boy is already getting spoiled and we have the presents to prove it.
The great folks in Albin's business school sent us a gift from the Class of 2013, and we were surprised and delighted!
The gift inside is just as sweet and lovely as the wrapping! This little guy is so soft and snuggly I almost want to keep him for myself.. but he is waiting to be a cuddly companion in Little Man's nursery. As if that wasn't enough, they included a gift certificate to a favorite baby store, PoshTots! They have some seriously awesome stuff and I can't wait to redeem it.
A BIG thank you to all the MBA students for sending this sweet gift our way, and an EXTRA special thank you to Lauren for organizing this. She's a class act!
Albin and I are so thrilled to announce.. that little baby Soares is a little MISTER!
IT'S A BOY!!!!!
We just found out this morning.. no mistaking what we saw!
Soon, we'll post our boy's first photos.
Everything is looking healthy and he's measuring big for his age.. better slow down!