McGrath Baby Shower – Part One – May 16th, 2015

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

The morning showers and rain cleared up for a beautiful afternoon baby shower for Travis and Jonnelly this past Saturday. After weeks of planning down to the finest details such as the pink and blue cupcakes, the salt water taffy favors, the unique guest book, and the fun interactive games, it was beautiful to see friends and family from both sides come out in support of Travis and Jonnelly’s little bundle of joy. Although this was the first of two baby showers out of convenience for the distance for the two families (the first at the McGrath house for Travis’ family and friends), there was no lack of love and support for Little Wiz and his or her excited parents-to-be.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

First, the pink and blue theme for the shower was perfect!  The cupcakes were delicious and perfect for the occasion, and even the candy dots played along with the pinks and blues.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

From here, Travis and Jonnelly along with the friends and family started arriving, and everyone began catching up with one another.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

At first, Laurie (Travis’ mother) was worried there wouldn’t be enough food for everyone.  Boy was she wrong.  There was so much food at the tables that no one left hungry.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

There’s no such thing as a normal portrait for this family (and that’s okay in by book)!

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

The paternal grandparents.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

“The dads” stepping away from the shower for a little while.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

Let the games begin!  First, the guests had to come up with possible baby names based on clues such as “A month of the year” (April), “A cut of steak” (Chuck), etc.  Next, everyone had to come up with a baby-related item for each letter of the alphabet.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

Here comes Travis to the rescue for some of the more difficult parts.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

Let’s keep the ideas coming!

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

The maternal grandparents.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

Even Jonnelly played along, ridiculing Travis’s suggestions.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

Let’s check the answers and see who wins!

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

The Lockwoods who guess together stay together.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

The game sheets.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

Intently listening to some of the good (and bad) answers.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

The dads are having a secret meeting away from the party yet again.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

Time to bring in the gifts.  This one must be Italian.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

Jonnelly is bursting with joy from all the love and support from the afternoon’s events.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

Bliss.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

Everyone deserves to have an aunt Carla in the family.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

The grandmothers-to-be.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

Katy and Cate running the shower.

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

"Little Wiz" McGrath Shower - Part 1

…and Jonnelly is spent from the long afternoon.

All in all, this was a lovely afternoon spent with friends, family, good food, and plenty of laughter.  There’s no better way to spend a Saturday than this way as it’s the recipe for what memories are made of.  Part two for the mom-to-be’s friends and family will take place in New York in three weeks.

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