Angelique's Mom, Janelle, did most of the decorations for the shower.
These peonies came from Chelsea's great-great-grandmother's (Grandma Maude's) garden. Mom had started a cutting in her back yard and brought these for each of the generations at the shower: Dad, me & Chelsea.
Mom and Josie.
Dad out on the deck.
Susan relaxing on the deck with Dad.
Chris' mom rented the tables and chairs and a friend from Chelsea's congregation put up the tent for the party.
Getting the grills ready.
This is one of the baby centerpieces that anchored some of the balloons for the party.
It IS a boy...we hope!
Cass & Susan.
Nathaniel, Miranda (Sheila's kids), Chelsea, and Angelique.
The gifts... This was just the beginning!
A sister from Chelsea's congregation made this fruit centerpiece.
She actually made two!
The grilling brigade in full force!
There was a little competition - who's burgers (and hot dogs) were the best?!!
It was HOT, but the grillers were dedicated and cooked, cooked, COOKED!!
Three generations: Chelsea, Mom, and Susan.
Aerial view of the party action.
Birdseye view of the INSIDE buffet table. There was another buffet table outside on the deck.
Another centerpiece that anchored some of the balloons.
One sister, originally from Hawaii, organized a hula that was performed for Chris & Chelsea.
A better shot of the some of the hula action.
Chris & Chelsea watching the hula performance.
Mom cuddling with a frog!
Cass outfitted the baby sports-wise.
Chelsea was excited that he didn't forget her favorite team!