Monday, November 12, 2007

A Bella Baby Shower!!!

Bella Thank You Cards

Bella's Cake!

The front Page of New Mom Advice Album

The Advice Cards - each guest wrote tidbits of wisdom

Bella Girls At the Party
The Fairy Godmother, Me, Rebecca (mommy to be) and Lisa
- all embracing the theme!

Remember the BELLA invites from a month ago? For those of you that are new to the stamping world, the stamp of the cute mommy on the invites, as well as the matching thank-you cards and Mommy Advice cards above, are actually from a company called BELLA. Get this. Rebecca's baby to be is a girl, her name is Isabella Maria, and her nickname is BELLA! How about that??? And, isn't Rebecca the spitting image of the Bella stamp? Such a cute little mommy to be!

Our hostess, Nora, went all out. Nora and another angel, Chris, spent days making this event one that we will never forget! Bella is truly one of the most loved babies coming to join us here on planet earth. We cried (a family nursery rhyme was sung by one guest), we laughed (some girls were drinking apple juice out of baby bottles for one of the games), we were humbled (a woman from Poland make a beautiful sweater dress and booties and shared the tradition of gifting coins in the shoes for good luck), and we were honored to witness the tradition of gifting a Navaho blanket for a newborn. And, who could forget the home made salsa, tasty margarita's or Mexican Wedding Cookies? Yummy.

Many of the guests came dressed in our Bella theme, wearing pink, tiaras, wings, and even full princess attire! Rebecca's crown was special ordered by Nora, and it said 'Mommy to Be'. And, as you can see, Rebecca and I dressed just like our Bella image, even with matching nail polish!

I'll share more about the Arizona trip in another post!


reflections:0) said...

It looks as if you had a grand time....:0) I have a friend that had a baby four months ago and her name is Bella Jean.... I just love the name and No she is not a stamper.... Oh, did they tell her that it is good luck for the baby the have the coins in her shoes the day she is married? I had mine and then one for my DH for the year he was born....

Dawn said...

yeahhhh, happy feet. I did this I am glad you got to be with your chum and hang and feel the warmth before the colllldddd sets in....brrrrr

Sandy said...

Sounds like a wonderful time away! Welcome home! :)

Wife2TJ said...

Looks like such a wonderful time!

Kerilou said...

Oh, my goodness, she does look just like the stamp! Too cute! I love all the extras you put together..everyone must have loved them!! Keri