Diapers & Dinosaurs!

I can’t even tell you how excited I was when I walked into my baby shower and saw all the brightly colored and dinosaur themed decorations. It had such a fun and happy vibe!


Our little guys Idaho nursery has a dino theme going on, so it was fun to see the theme tied through in his baby shower!

deco collage

I felt so special and honored knowing that my family and friends came together and were a part of such a special day for me and the baby.



Oh and the food…there was such an amazing spread of food! Mmmmmmm!!

The fruit plate was out out of this world with all my favorite fresh fruits of kiwi, pomegranate seeds, strawberries, grapes and pineapple – YUM!!

food collage

There was also a potato dish, mini asparagus frittatas, bacon, homemade truffles, and lets not forget the mexican hot chocolate cupcakes with a vanilla bean frosting (homemade by my bestie Maria). Yum, yum & yum! (Wish I had snapped a photo of the cupcakes.)

And no baby shower is complete without the activities and games!

onesie collage

The first activity was a make-your-own onesie or bib! Each person was able to make their own iron-ons. It was so adorable to see how they all came out.

Next up was a hilarious game where each person had to draw my baby. The catch was they had to put a paper plate behind their heads, and couldn’t draw each body part until I told them to.


I made it a little difficult by picking the body parts in a random order. So we started with the head, then went with the right arm, left leg etc…


Once we were all done, I got to pick my favorite one. It was hilarious, one baby even had big muscles (as J. Alabama is really into crossfit).


After games it was time to get our “oohhh and awwweee on!” by opening gifts. I seriously felt so blessed to receive so many things that little guy needed.

present collage

We got several cute little outfits, his first pair of Nike running shoes (you can bet we are going to get some use out of those!), many homemade blankets and adorable gifts, many gift cards and lots of much needed items for the nursery. I cannot thank everyone enough for their kindness and thoughtfulness. It was definitely a task to get all the goods packed into the car!

And when I thought all the eating, games and fun had come to end they all surprised me with such an amazing and special gift that brought on some serious mama tears.


Each guest was asked to write a little piece of advice or happy note to Baby Jay on a colored circle. Then without my knowing any of this, they glued them onto this beautifully painted canvas as a gift for the baby to have for always.


The canvas was hand painted by my talented friend Christa.

I was simply blown away by this sweet gift. It has so much love put into it, I can’t wait to hang it in our nursery back in Texas. But in the meantime, it will displayed in the Boise nursery!


I seriously couldn’t have asked for a better day! It was so awesome to be showered with so much love by my family and friends. My baby and I are so very blessed! 🙂

9 thoughts on “Diapers & Dinosaurs!

  1. I was swinging by your blog to see if you had your baby yet. Guess he’s still content to stay where he is! 😉

    The shower looks fantastic. I love your ensemble! (No surprise there, though, since you always look so cute!) The balloon painting is such a sweet idea. It’ll be a special keepsake for a long time, I’m sure.

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