Monday, 26 May 2008

Family time.

Yesterday there was no crafting done at all because I went to my sisters house to celebrate the Christening and first birthday of her daughter Rosie. First there was a lovely (but long) service at the church. The priest involved all the young kids and had them out at the front helping. It caused a few laughs too. Before he blessed the holy water he asked the kids what we needed water for. Rob said "to drink", Georgia said "to wash "and then Dom, who is a right character, said "to keep your fish in". Well that had the congregation in hoots of laughter. I just love it when kids come out with stuff like that.
After the service we went back to Jane's and the party began in earnest.
This is the beautiful cake Jane made for the Christening.
She also put on a fabulous spread. Sadly I forgot to photograph it before it was attacked so here is the half eaten photo.
There was plenty of this going on too. My sister Angie kept every ones glass full! Even mum managed to get merry which was quite funny, especially when she started to dance with a chicken drumstick!
The kids had a wonderful time. All 10 of the cousins get on well, there wasn't a single argument all afternoon.
Even the big kids had a fun. Mostly revolving around food and drink! Jane managed to grab a few mins to sit down and eat while I took over kitchen duty for a while.
Look what we had for dessert, a fruit terrine. Jane is a clever girl to do all this and look after 3 kids at the same time.
But it was all too much for the birthday girl who slept away most of the afternoon.
All in all, it was a wonderful family day.


Kitty said...

Awww, it looks fantastic. I love family occasions like that - it's great, isn't it? Thanks for sharing. x

Katy said...

what a great day!!!!

pink-petal-designs said...

what a lovely get together you all had. Great cake.
Sarah x

Joan said...

Ohh! What a wonderful day and lovely celebration! And what an adorable baby girl! soooo cuuutteee! Thanks for sharing Clare! Lovely, just lovely. It warmed my heart!

best wishes,
joan X

Farmyard Crafts said...

Sounds like you guys had a PERFECT day!! All that food - what a champion to get all that organised and have three kids as well!! The birthday girl looks so peaceful asleep in the last picture!! Am glad that the weather was excellent for you!!

Sarahs Home said...

Sounds like you had a perfect day. The weather was glorious yesterday but it is dull, windy and keeps drizzling today, typical first day of the half term holidays.

sarah x

TattingChic said...

What a wonderful family moment to be cherished forever. Lucky you to have such a wonderful thing happen in your clan. Thank you for sharing. That little statement by the kid at the church service gave me a chuckle..."to keep your fish in" oh, that is funny, thanks for the laugh.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It looks like you had a fantastic time! Sorry I've taken a while to comment - we've been to the Lakes for Daisy's birthday but home now to carry on the crafting! I've definitely got the crochet bug- just bought Charlie's woolysaurus pattern to see if I can make Fred a teeny-tiny one to go with Nigel!
Lucy x

Charlie P said...

Heh heh, I'm glad mine is not the only mother who dances when tipsy!
It sounds like such a fun day and that buffet looks AMAZING.
I loved looking at the fatties your sewing group made too and seeing how each child had given their animal different eyes or a different expression. Very cute :)