Monday, July 20, 2009

Pretty In Pink

I talked to Bella and she said it was time for a party. She thinks she might be able to win the "Baby Bottle Chugging" contest for sure! So girlies...it is on! Time to get the pink ducks in a row and let's have a shower....heck, let's make it a storm, what do you say? I'll be posting ideas I'm kicking around in my head for the Bella Pink Party and throwing them out there for y'alls approval.

She's doing great with the bottle. She is now getting three a day in addition to five line feeds (btw, they are weaning her off the fortification to put weight on. Hmmm, wonder why?!!) and hopefully will be adding a fourth bottle by the end of the week! We are getting closer and closer to that glorious day when she comes home! As my daughter-in-law Misty says...."She's a chunkalove!". For some reason I just cannot get the photos of the ring to focus any better than this. Everything else photographs fine, so I don't know what I am doing wrong, but I promise y'all up and down, this ring is just 2die4 and I'll be giving it to someone on the day of the shower. So we are all agreed that it will be this Sunday the 26th? What time is good for you? I'm flexible...just don't want the petits fours to melt in the heat.

Speaking of petits fours, I saw this cake on another blog (I'm sorry...I can't remember where and I looked for it all day!) and now I am on a mission. I want poodle cookies for my guests just like these. Does anyone know a baker in the Rockwall area who does something like this that is not going to want my firstborn child as payment? I've been doing a lot of calling to Dallas bakeries and I really don't want to put their children through college! Help me out here y'all! I adore the cake as well and would love petits fours or cupcakes something like the top layer to serve. Do you love it as much as me? Thought you would!

Instead of sherbet punch, what would y'all think of pink champagne cocktails? That's the only pink I can think of. I'm open to any and all recipes as long as they are pink! It's been a long five months and pink elephants would look mighty good right about now!

So here's what I thought about the guest list. If you RSVP in the comments section and let me know you will be attending Sunday and participating with a post of your own, I'll do a guest registry on my sidebar just like I did for Mother's birthday party. (Do you realize that was just four days before Jenn had to go into the hospital? Seems like a million years ago. Girls, I need a party bad!) Then on Sunday, we all post around the same time and check out each other's baby photos. Like I said before, they can be of your dog (Sweet Tanner!), your husband, children, grandchildren, baby birds, baby clothes, anything having to do with babies. It could be old postcards, photos, vintage silver baby cups...have fun with it! I just want everyone to have a good time and leave here with a smile on their face!

But that is not all you will be leaving with. Oh no sirree bob...everyone who plays gets a Junk Sista coozie just by sending me your address and to drive you just a little bit crazy in the meantime.....here's another hint as to my special party favor for one guest attending the shower:
~A shoemaker makes shoes without leather
with four elements all together,
Fire, water, earth and air,
and every customer takes two pair!~
Well I see my little nursery rhyme hint has put my sweet Bella to sleep. I wouldn't want to wake her, so I'll tiptoe quietly out until tomorrow.

Goodnight Moon

17 comments:

David said...

So precious! Beautiful!

Sue said...

Oh Debbie.. .I wouldn't miss "Little Miss Bella's" shower for anything!! Count me in!!I love the picture above, such a sweetheat. Like the idea of the pink champagne cocktails accompanied by poodle cookies, that rocks. I'm so, so excited for you and your entire family that it just makes me smile as I write this!! Can you sneak a little kiss to baby Bella for me?

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Party time! I'm so ready!! Later afternoon/early evening seems best for me, but I'll put something together no matter what time the party starts! You will looooove Tanner's baby photo!

I was totally confused by the nursery rhyme at first, but I think I figured it out. I won't spill the beans though!

Amy

~Amy said...

Awww...I am so happy precious Bella is doing so well! That is awesome news! I am in on the shower...anytime is good for me. I will be ready! What a wonderful and fun idea!! Ohhh...and I am lovin' that pink rose ring! Sweet Bella is in my prayers.....as well as your family!

Amy Rose

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Bella Baby, I will be there on Sunday! We can play Chug-A-Lug together! If you don't mind, I think I will fill my bottle with Gramma's pink champagne cocktails though! Bella, they need to take Aunt Malisa off the fortification to gain weight too! Oh, Bella, I am working on a list of suggestions for your Mommy too! Should I put those suggestions in my post on Sunday or should I send those to Grandma before Sunday? Can't wait to see my little drinking buddy!

Aunt Malisa

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Ok, the Poodle cookie idea, LOVE!! And Bella... she is so having her Grannies eyes, she looks sooo much like you, don't ya think?? Yes... I am up at 2:10, terrible storm here in NC, of course I am up with all the scared doggies! Blessings, Janna

The Green Pea said...

Debbie, you have a great time with all your lovely friends and family at Bella's party!! Sandi

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I love this post. Sweet Bella looks so content and happy. What a blessing she is in your life. That coming home day will be here soon. I like the baby post idea. Thanks.

Charla

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love the pink poodle cookie idea, Deb. Have fun planning for the event!

~La Rustique Market~ said...

So glad to hear Bella is doing good with her bottle feedings. She's an angel!

lilsista said...

I am so loving her cheeks!!!!...Those are cheeks for kissing on for sure!! I am so happy she's almost home! Enjoy her...she's a little piece of heaven! :0)

common ground said...

Debbie, I will be there for the shower to honor the Baby Bella! We will be out of town, so I'll have to "schedule" the post ahead of time. Let us know when. She's so yummy. Don't you just want to nibble on her?
Debra

Anita said...

Well, this sounds just too awesome. I will be sunning these buns in Florida but I will make my post early cause I'm not the kind that posts from vacation- sorry. I just need a week of sun and relaxing here with MY babies. So look for it soon....

Anita

donna baker said...

Pretty girl Bella and her eyes open wide. I don't think I've seen her with her eyes open. Is she smiling and talking baby talk. Can't wait to hear the news when she heads home. I'll be there Sunday.

Cher said...

I promise not to have any margaritas at THIS party. Your last one did me in! Can't wait to say, "Welcome home, Bella!"

The Texas Woman

THE VERANDA said...

I need a party too! I'll be at Buchanan's this weekend, so hope I won't miss the fun.... Maggie

maryboys said...

debbie - please count me in for baby bella's party:) i read your later post first - and i will plan on tuesday 7.28 for a baby post! what a wonderful idea:)

mary