at the beginning of october we had some really nice sweater weather, so i packed us a picnic and we headed over to the little playground they just put in
we ate sandwiches, string cheese, grapes, and these apples:
you cut around the core, reassemble and then hold them together with a rubber band. they were pretty fun, but the apple got a bit brown. i think if oscar likes these when he starts school i'll get a mini spray bottle of lemon juice to spritz on before reassembly.
so finally some pictures of this shower i threw a month ago! if you'll recall i had some inspiration i was working from, so the sources i can remember are listed in that post.
i really loved the umbrella with raindrops - enough so that i did an extensive search for THE perfect umbrella (nice shape, curved handle, color to match the party colors, not too expensive) i was happy with the one i finally found on amazon. it is now in denise's closet (raindrops still attached) for a shower she is planning.
i loved these little favor boxes - what a cute inexpensive way to package party favors! plus the decorations are a bit raindrop like on the sides, dont you think?
inside the favor boxes were massive chunks of fudge (2"x2") and these cute little umbrella charms i found on etsy.
denise came early to help me set up and then stayed afterwards to help me clean up. she's the best! she's also very nit-picky about details, so just the kind of person i like to have around while i'm trying to set things up. and also willing to climb on chairs and tables!
a couple pictures from when oscar and i made cookies for kristen's baby shower. actually, i made cookies for the baby shower and oscar made train cookies. he had a lot of fun and did a great job with his rolling pin! (forgot to get pictures of the actual cookies...)