The Surprise Baby Shower!

So today I had planned…. Sod all! Carboot in the morning (which I had no choice in), reading my book (probably topless) in the sunshine in my garden and not much else!
None of this happened.
This is why…..

I had a surprise baby shower party!!!!

I woke up getting a few more pains, and I planned not to stray too far from home, but my friend and her mum insisted that we was going to go carbooting…. This failed straight away when we soon realised no carboots were actually on! Then Willow threw up in the car so back home we went.
When home, my friend and her mum then popped to the shops. While they were gone I was chillaxing on the sofa…. Suddenly my house was full of voices shouting ‘SURPRISE!!’….
Well, apparently all of my mates (inc Jay) had been planning this baby shower for ages, I was meant to be out of the house so they could get things ready! After a brief explanation I hid upstairs while they got ready decorating the house.

I came down stairs to find my living room decorated with beautiful baby shower decorations, wonderful custom made cupcakes, bags of pressies and lots of snacks and drinks. I was absolutely gobsmacked…. And a little angry at my self for failing to even get a little bit suspicious of my friends and husbands’ behaviour over the last few days (weeks and months!).

We ate cake, had a laugh and I even cried a lot, when close friends/housemates/drinking buddies that I never get to see turned up!
We spent the afternoon in the garden enjoying the (possibly) only day of sunshine, watching the kids play in the paddling pool (a couple climbed in fully dressed) and having fun!
I am truly blessed by the amazing friends I have! They are actually stars! ‘Best friend stars’, is what I shall now call them 🙂

I am so glad I got all of my house work (or call it ‘nesting’) out of my system yesterday.
So thank you ladies, gents and kids for the amazing presents, food, decorations and general friendship. I love you all.



Christening …. The 160 Year Old Gown

Todays #SnapHappyBritMums word is Christening.
Here my mother-in-law, Sally explains a little about the beautiful Christening gown that means so much in her family.

“Handmade by candle light by my Great Grandmother on my mother’s side. It was made for the Great Exhibition held in The Crystal Palace, London in 1851. She was presented with a silver thimble, a print of the Crystal Palace which has all the statistics about the building on, and a small red wax like picture… which are framed and in our dining room.”

Now that IS something special to be proud of!