I better report on last weekend, before another week disappears. DD2 and I headed across the border on Saturday to visit with DD3 and SIL and attend the baby shower, This is the first baby shower that I have ever attended. Seems to be another modern event, although this was a bit different in that it was for families and not just the mums. The weather was much improved on what we have had.
It was a lovely gathering of family and friends which was beautifully decorated and catered for by best friend Tania. There were activities for the children outside, and some competitions for the adults.
The baby received some lovely gifts, some of which you can see below.
DS and DIL also attended and we enjoyed a BBQ the evening we arrived.
Kiki looks as though she is waiting for her share!
This little man enjoyed the childrens corner.
The helium balloons were popular with the children, when they could coax an adult to bring it down.
Tania did an amazing job with setting it all up, including these delicious bikkies.
Even the papparazi were there with the cameras!!
Tania went with the African theme, knowing how DD3 and SIL enjoyed their African holiday.
There were a few competitions and a wishing jar.
Some of the family, although DD1 and the hubby of DD2 were unable to attend, and of course minus any of the children. Except the one you can not see yet!
And Dan's family, where you can see that the males out number the females. ( I am hoping for a better balance soon.)
I found this photo in a lovely frame in a bedroom. Do you think the new baby might look like this?? And can you guess who it is??
After a lovely afternoon DD2 and I left for the drive home. This trip was my first to drive through Melbourne, and negotiate the freeways. With the help of Google Maps on my phone telling my what lanes to move into and where to go, I think now I could do it on my own next time. This is another good part of technology, which even warns of a traffic jam and time delay ahead. Just amazing how they do this. A giant leap forward from the old street directories!!
We arrived back here about 11pm Sunday evening, and DD2 departed next morning to drive another 3 hours to her home. Monday it was back to action, and quilts to load on Max. Tomorrow I start getting organised for the arrival of another group for this weekends Pick a Case Mystery retreat.
Be back soon, with an update on recent quilts and more.
Blessings, From Jude