I can hardly believe how fast this year has flown by! It feels like yesterday my Sister Toni and Simon told us they’d be expecting little one come Christmas. My middle sister Toni is now 8 months pregnant and our family are about to welcome into the world their first grandchild. Saphia & I shall be an Auntie’s for the first time. The whole situation just seems crazy!
If you know me you’ll know how close my family and I are, our family friends an my best friends are my extended family and I truly wouldn’t have it any other way. The pure joy and excitement that we’re going to have a new member makes me want to burst. Little Long; A Boy, my Dad can hardly believe it, after having three daughters you can probably guess he is more than chuffed to no longer watch us open make-up and jewellery come birthdays and christmas. Now the future holds remote control cars and aeroplanes, train sets and football mania!
For Baby Shower Celebrations Toni’s closet friends and I set up at ‘Riding House Cafe’ we used their ‘Stables’ room and it couldn’t have been better. The staff were so helpful, setting up balloons and decorations with us until Toni arrived. A champagne toast for arrival of Mum-to-be set the afternoon in full flow! After laughing a little too much at the Baby slideshow I’d prepared we all had a wonderful catch up before a little video message from our eldest sister Saphia (she’s currently road tripping across America with her husband Mike). We were gutted she couldn’t be there, we had a toast in her honour and continued with the celebrations and our extremely delicious feast. A very heartwarming afternoon, I couldn’t be happier for Toni and Simon and I can not begin to thank everyone so so much for making it such a special and memorable celebration. Hurry up due date…. I can not wait to finally meet you Little Long!!