Baby Shower

March 9th, 2012
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Ok, let’s get a little girly here for a second (indulge the 36 week pregnant gal). I wanted to share with you our baby shower, since our friend Jennifer put on such an amazing tea party last Sunday. We’re getting so close to the beginning of a new chapter, so it was so nice to get together with some of our closest friends and family to celebrate this new little life that will be joining our world.

Jennifer spent days getting everything ready, making cake pops despite warnings on blogs that they weren’t worth the effort (sadly she only got about 5 out of it in the end), baking the famed New York Times cookies (delicious!), making cute finger sandwiches (apparently it’s very time consuming cutting off all the crust). Thankfully she had some help from our friend Hollie, who also made a lot of the baked goods above. John’s mom Nancy brought pierogies, which I can never say no to. Umm, the photos above are from before all the food was laid out.

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She handmade all the pretty poofs hanging from the ceiling. Our hired baby for the day Aria (ok, she wasn’t hired, but she was entertaining!) got a real kick out of them so I took a few for the baby zone at home. We haven’t even set anything up yet, mostly because it’s just the space beside our bed and well, it’s kind of strange having a baby space without a baby. But I guess we better get to it…


I’m still enjoying the prettiest roses.

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Half of the tea cups and pot set were borrowed from Jennifer’s mother-in-law (thank you!).


There were three teas from Tealish to choose from, and Jennifer thoughtfully made little take away samples for everyone. Toasty Almond was the most popular.


Since men were also invited to the party, Taylor got his man room all set up. They drank beer from tea cups, I hear.


We received many wonderful and useful gifts from our guests, I am slowly unpacking the box and getting everything sorted. I almost have a full laundry basket of tiny pink things. It’s kind of unreal.

Lauren, our assistant at the shop had to of course work, so she couldn’t make it to the party. But how cute is her gift? She worked with Arounna from Bookhou to get it all done, but hand stitched the Kitka logo herself.


I used to collect picture books, so Lauren found us some hilarious vintage Swedish books (in English). As you probably could imagine, Snurr is the comic relief. Also, a book about Buttered Bread…how quaint.



Early April is quickly approaching! It’s a little nerve-wracking entering the unknown, but I’m sure everyone approaches parenthood with a mix of trepidation and excitement. I’m nervous about leaving the store, as it’s a lot of work for John to handle on his own. But our mom and pop shop is growing, not only with the baby, but with the addition of John’s brother Frank, who recently moved to the neighborhood to work at Mjölk and help us out. He’s still learning the ropes, but he’s an awesome addition, and it’s nice to have more family close by. And of course there is Lauren as well, who we leave alone often when traipsing off to faraway lands. So I think the shop is in good hands!

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