Sunday, December 14, 2014

Elizabeth's Sprinkle

You know you've been away for a long time when language and popular culture evolve in your absence. Somewhere along the way, the term 'baby shower' evolved into a 'Sprinkle.' I'm not exactly sure when that happened but not long after I heard the term for the first time, I found myself involved in the planning of a 'Sprinkle' for my sister-in-law, Liz.

Expecting their third child, Liz is now legendary as girls are somewhat of an anomaly amongst this generation of McMillin males. Out of sixteen children born to Brian, his siblings and their McMillin cousins, only three are girls and both mother's are the McMillins. So for Keith and Liz to be having a girl is a really big deal!

Liz's other sister-in-law, Dawn, was one of the party planners and she and her mom crafted this diaper cake as a gift.

Liz with her mom, Penny, and twin sister, Kathy.

Heather, Liz, Jenn and Dawn.

Riker, Cael and Gavin share a game.

Ever crafty Heather came up with the idea to do a quilling project as a collective gift for the nursery. Quilling involves rolling, shaping and gluing strips of paper together to create decorative designs.

Colorful hearts and swirls created from many helping hands.

Heather brings the trunk of the tree to life.

Once we had enough hearts, we sorted them into a rainbow of colors.

I made this butterfly for Riker, at his request.

He liked it very much!

Liz, Dawn, Aaron and Heather plan the placement of the colorful leaves.

The finished product is absolutely gorgeous!

What a fun day and another great example of a loving family coming together to celebrate the stuff that matters. This is why we are here. So much love to Keith, Liz, Gavin and Edward and we can't wait to welcome the new baby girl into the clan!

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