{Weekend Recap} Gender Reveals & Super Bowl Parties

After taking an unexpected blogging break over the past couple of weeks, thanks to my computer crashing, I'm finally back today with a recap of our weekend. So let's just jump right in shall we...

With my due date fast approaching, I worked later than usual Friday afternoon. Since I intend to return to work before the school year ends, but haven't decided when yet, I've been meeting with parents to update them on their child's progress thus far in the school year so they know what they need to continue to work on until I come back in May/June. With that being the case, I stuck around an hour or so later than usual Friday meeting several parents for conferences. Thankfully they went well, but took much longer than I had anticipated. So is the case sometimes but it felt good to mark off some more to-do items before Boston arrives. 

Friday night Kevin headed back into work leaving Harper and I to another night by ourselves. While Harper played, I worked on straightening up the house and getting it cleaned up. Around 7, my dad called with dinner plans which meant Harper and I took full advantage of a free meal with my parents and best friend, B, who always tags along. She's just part of the family these days. Dad likes to refer to her as his foster child (; 

Saturday morning, I woke up bright and early having not been able to sleep much the night before due to a cold and acid reflux; which is not a good mixture I tell you. Instead of dwelling on it though, I set out to tackle a few more projects I've got left to do before our little guy arrives... like clean out his closets and drawers! While Harper played in her playroom and watched a few too many episodes of Mickey in her bedroom, I managed to get all of Boston's drawers organized with his precious little clothes, accessories, blankets, bibs, and burp cloths. Now to just tackle the closet this week. Prayers please because that's going to be a job!

After lunch on Saturday my mother-in-law came over to watch Harper so I could help throw a gender reveal party for one of my best friends and her husband. A few weeks prior to the party, Olivia sent me an envelope from her doctor's office with the baby's gender, and asked me to plan a party. As the co-owner of Cupcakes & Confetti, this was no problem at all and I was honored to be the only person to know Baby Shreve's gender beforehand.

With Justin being your typical man's man and Olivia being into all things glitter, I decided a Guns & Glitter themed gender reveal couldn't be more perfect for the two of them and I was totally right. They loved it and so did everyone else! Here's some pictures from the event.

For the reveal, I spray painted two water guns black and loaded them with tempura paint and water. Olivia and Justin used the water guns on a canvas they plan to hang in their little BOY's room. It turned out perfect if I say so myself (;

Our Sunday morning started out with a cuddle session in bed. Best way to start any day in my book. 

Shortly after 7:30 we managed to get up and moving. I whipped up Harper some blueberry pancakes, while I indulged in a gravy biscuit. After cleaning up, we laid around on the couch watching Paw Patrol and Mickey. I prefer not to let Harper watch so much tv but these days my energy is low and Harper loves when I hold her while we watch television, so I'll make an exception. After all, watching her excitement when Boston wiggles around while she lays on my belly, makes it worth it anyways.

After missing a few weeks of church due to bad weather and having company stay with us, we made it a top priority to attend yesterday and it felt amazing to be back. When the service was over we headed to my parents' house for the usual Sunday lunch. We hung around until close to 3 then I headed to Greensboro with my sister to do a little winter clearance shopping while Kevin took Harper to hang out with his parents. 

And of course, like every other American, we spent our evening last night watching the Super Bowl. This year, we opted out of hosting a Super Bowl party and ended up attending one with Kevin's cousins. It was rather small but couldn't have been more perfect... that is unless Carolina would have won. But hey, at least we had the best season we've had in years!

All in all it was a great weekend and I'm already counting down the days until this upcoming one :P 

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  1. I'm glad you're back! :)

  2. thats awesome you tackled those projects when you weren't feeling good! whenever I'm sick I just lay in bed until i get better haha

  3. What a fun idea for a gender reveal party- I love it!!

    xoxo A

  4. So much fun!! Love the ideas of the water guns!! :)

  5. I love that you recapped your weekend! And how cute was that gender reveal party you threw for your friend!! You're so creative ♥ I would have never thought of such a cool idea

  6. Congrats on your soon-to-be addition to the family!
    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

  7. Looks like you had a fun-filled weekend! Congrats on the exciting news!

    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  8. Gender reveal parties are the cutest! Not gonna lie, I sometimes look up ideas on Pinterest and I'm only 19 in college...


  9. Guns & Glitter. Oh my goodness I'm obsessed that is TOO cute! So much fun!!


  10. Such a precious reveal! Congrats to you!

  11. Love love the idea of paint guns! How cute! You threw a beautiful party!

  12. Love this weekend recap! Seriously the cutest idea for a gender reveal party!! You're such a sweet friend!

    xo Ashley

  13. Love your unique gender reveal party! Congratulations on your upcoming boy :)


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