Born at 3:27 am on Sunday the 27th of May 2012.
Our lives will forever be more wonderful.
|2 hours old.|
|1 day old.|
|Perfect hearing. Just like the rest of her.|
|Not overly impressed with the reason for needing to do this but it's temporary and Joel is pretty chuffed at being able to help with the feeding.|
Happy Mother's day to our wonderful Mum's! We love you both very much. And I'm very sorry that I got your presents switched around and sent you the wrong ones... What can I say? Pregnant brain. Sorry!
And Happy Mother's Day to all of my wonderful mum friends. You are inspiring, encouraging and a joy to share this journey with. Even if your littles are too small to make you a fancy dinner or do anything extra special for you today know that I think you're amazing.
And Happy Mother's Day to me! I can't believe I can finally celebrate this day from the other side. Sure, the baby isn't out yet but she/he is in there and that makes me a mum already. Plus, I have a fluffy puppy who think I'm his mum anyway!
Joel is blessing me with a day when I don't have to think about food at all but get to eat yummy things. He's using my gift of a slow cooker to make lamb roast! He also cut me the most giant bunch of pink chrysanthemums from our garden and wrote me a beautiful card.
Feeling so blessed today. Wonderful mum's, amazing friends, the best husband and a baby on the way. I hope you are feeling the love today too.
Picture's taken after church in front of our new bookshelf.
I made my favourite gluten free chocolate cake into cupcakes with lemon icing. And because baking just that much nearly exhausted me I served a few other easy things: crackers and dips, chocolate kisses and Red D'Anjou pear. It was more than enough for the 3 of us (and dear Joel who earned his place at the women's table by coming home from work to make the coffees and hot chocolate with his fancy machine).
I showed off the baby's room, caught up on their news and had a lovely afternoon relaxing in wonderful company.
Henry James was right - there really are few hours more agreeable than the hour dedicated to afternoon tea.
This table is made up of things from my family:
~ Table cloth, glass plate and white/floral gold rimmed tea cup and saucers from my Nana (the tea cup the spoons are in)
~ Cake stand from my Grandma
~ Flowers from a plant my mum gave me
~ Cutlery and Gold rimmed tea cup and saucers from my mother in law
~ Glass parfait bowls (holding dip) from my 'brother' Adrian
~ Napkins made by me.
~ and the actual table was made by Joel!