We have just finished a whirlwind of celebrations for Rosa! We decided to split them all up into little mini days with different people in our lives. This worked so well! It did mean I had to bake and decorate 3 cakes though!!
The first day was last weekend. It was very hot! My Mum’s extended family all gathered together on a site in their caravans and we took our tent. We put Charlie in a ready bed and he loved the camping experience. We all went out for the day together to a National trust property and then came home to a lovely gathered meal. As the sun began to set, we put Rosa in her dress and decorated the gazebo with bunting and candles. We hung them all over. The atmosphere was so romantic. We toasted her and ate cake as the sun slipped below the horizon. It was beautiful and emotional.
My Mum cried as we gave Rosa her name. Nita being her mother who died several years ago. We all loved Nana and now she lives on in little Rosie.
Her second day was with our friends in Birmingham. We all dressed up for the occasion. We had a tea party in the afternoon and then a BBQ in the evening. We played with bubbles and they showered both the children with beautiful presents. We named them all as ‘special people’ (as opposed to godparents). The next day we went on a outing and the men were so good with Charlie playing with him and giving him loads of attention.
The final day was a trip to Sheffield for a party with my Dad’s family. My auntie lives on a farm. They had a new puppy which Charlie adored! Even though she did keep lunging at his face and getting very excited over him. He coped well and just kept yelling ‘sit!!’ and she did!! Rosa met her great-grandfather for the first time. He told me I had lost weight and then told me off for putting mayonnaise on my sandwich. I told him to get lost.
We finished that day with a little memorial to Grandma. We all layed down a candle, one for each of her descendants.
We have one very lucky and very loved daughter.