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Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday 8 March 2010: Surprise Baby Shower

Surprise! Cath and Ryan (and the Bump) arrive at Thatchwick Cottage on Saturday afternoon. They found the sitting room filled with thirty-six eager guests gathered to celebrate the soon arrival of their first baby. My first grandson.

Ruth, Joelle and Jaelene had arrived the day before with a bootful of goodies: cupcakes still to be iced, gifts and party decorations. By noon Saturday we had just made it! And what better opportunity to wear the girls' special flowergirl dresses once again.

The banner was up and the table set. Time for the guests to arrive on foot. Cars had been parked in Marais Street to make allay any suspicions Catherine may have had. The plan to get her to the party unsuspecting? That was Ryan's task.

Ruth made the welcoming speech. "Catherine may be quiet and reserved but she has the most amazing circle of friends! Thank you all for being here today. Family, collegues at work and friends from church, university and school days..."

Each package a surprise.

See that special glow?


Vicki Lane said...

What a lovely occasion! The little girls in white dresses are so charming. And the table looked beautiful, as did the mother-to-be. Congratulation on your impending grandmotherhood!

Avril said...

Lovely surprise! Congrats to new mommy and daddy to be .. and to you too! A first grandson .. so precious ! Is she your daughter?

Janet said...

What exciting times ahead! A little boy, how lovely! I did love your post about the honey gift. How special!

pammiejo said...

Congratulations - a little boy will add a wonderful mix to your girls! PAM

jeannette stgermain said...

The first boy or first girl is always special! Lucky grandmother you are! (I'm one too so I know the feeling:) ) Some women look gorgeous when they're pregnant -she is one!

Fifi Flowers said...

What a nice surprise!