Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Mothering Sunday

Meeting Freddie and Taylor. Two babies to cuddle...bliss! Love them to bits!

I had a lovely Mothering Sunday this year. We had an early start as we were going to the service at the church that Emma and Alex were Christened at, which is over an hour's drive away. It was a lovely service and Tom, Lily and Emma enjoyed helping to give out the flowers and prayers to all the mothers in the church. Emma and Alex were also presented with their baptism certificates during the service. After church Mark's Mum and Dad took us out for a lovely carvery and we all enjoyed a lovely meal. Lily was particularly enamoured of the 'bottomless ice cream' dessert.

After our meal we went back to Mark's parents' house where we were later joined by Greg and Kelly and their new baby twins and by Ryan, Carrie and baby Grace. Not only did I enjoy the immense privilege of meeting my new niece and nephew, we also got to enjoy a special first. All seven of the cousins (on Mark's side) together for the first time! What a very special Mothering Sunday!

We were so honoured that Greg and Kelly made the effort to come and see us all. They are obviously somewhat sleep-deprived with two newborns to look after and Kelly is still recovering from major surgery, so we know it was no small thing for them. It meant a lot that we could all be together on Kelly and Carrie's first Mother's Day and it certainly made it a special day for Mark's Mum, who had all of her grandchildren together for the first time. It was also something of a thrill for me to get to cuddle two newborn babies at the same time! Taylor and Freddie are too precious for words!

There's been a bit of a baby boom on Mark's side of the family! Here are all seven of the cousins together for the first time. Emma was feeling camera shy, so you can only see the top of her head. Poor Freddie was not a happy bunny at this point, so we didn't want to hang around trying to get a better shot. 

Baby Taylor. She is so tiny! Precious girl!

Lily loves babies. Here she is reading to Baby Grace. 

The lovely cards the Podlings made me at school. I'm a very lucky Mummy to have four beautiful, healthy, happy children. I feel very blessed.

My flowers and prayer from church

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