By peoplestaff225
Updated August 14, 2009 11:00 AM

It’s unusual to celebrate your first day back at work after a summer vacation, but that’s just what the cast and crew of How I Met Your Mother did this week.

They had plenty to be happy about: in addition to Neil Patrick Harris‘ third consecutive Emmy nomination for best supporting actor in a comedy, the CBS sitcom nabbed its first nomination in the best comedy category — and costars Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders became mothers over their summer breaks!

Opting for orange juice over a champagne toast while her husband Alexis Denisof looked after 4-month-old Satyana backstage, Alyson told PEOPLE,

The show’s Emmy nomination isn’t too shabby, either. “It’s so nice that it finally gets recognition,” the 35-year-old actress says. “Instead of being a little show, we’re finally like, ‘We’re in that club, we get to go to that party!'” As for what she’ll wear on the big night, Alyson said she’s narrowed her choice of gowns down to two. “This year, [my goal] is to make sure the boobs stay in.”

Source: PEOPLE

— Lisa Ingrassia