Last weekend in January we had the joy and pleasure of having our entire families (minus papa Chris and Mr Clevs brother) join us to celebrate the baptism of our beautiful daughters. Im going to keep the words short and the photos plentiful because I get a bit emosh thinking about the day.
The reason for the emotionalness is because I never in a million years thought the above photo would ever happen. As in my actual mum and my actual dad in a photo together. Awesome.
Im getting pretty good at this party stuff. OK im not sure if Im good at it by certain blogger standards, but I love having people here, I love decorating and I love cake making.
Cake inspiration was ‘three little birds, sat on my window’
I mean the Royal baptism was great and all but really, I mean, come on, look at the pure joy on those children’s faces. They love to pose!!!!
See – so photo ready at any opportunity. Although I love Amelies ‘angry cheese’ face in this one, and how Luis is trying to soothe Cora.
Love this one. I nicked the pose for this shot from Pinterest and Im so glad how it turned out. My baby. Her gown was worn by Maxi at his baptism, and her cardigan was knitted by her great grandmother, she also had a shawl that was mine for my baptism knitted by her other great grandmother.
Getting the girls ready was such fun, we had a full house of girls (bar Mr Clevs nephew) we had two nannies, an aunty, and a bff/godmother!
Cora was a champ throughout the ceremony, right up until the end when she got hungry and needed some food. I love my baby girl so much, I hope she always has faith throughout her life. I hope she also gets better with her timings but after her late but speedy arrival and her reluctance to sleep at designated sleeping times I get the impression this girl of mine will do things in her time, and her time only!
I cry at this above photo. I imagine one day doing up her wedding dress. sob sob sob. I hope she always has faith too, and I hope she grows to learn that although she is truly the middle child that she has nothing to prove to us. We love her regardless.
And this girl. I worry about her. I was so sick during my pregnancy with her, she is so small, she takes her own sweet time in reaching those all important milestones. I hope and pray that she always knows love, and that she always knows we are there for her on her path through life. I also hope she knows that this mama is fierce and will always fight her corner for her 🙂
Can you just distract yourself from the amazing thing on my daughters head (yes its a bonnet, yes thats bows, pearls and feathers, yes its awesome, no you cant borrow it but you can buy your very own from Sindys Bling in At’lone) to look at my handsome husband. He delivered that sweet babe in his arms, full blown no midwife there delivered her. How awesome is that. I think he will have difficulty letting this one go one day.
We are joined in our parenting journey by awesome godparents for our girls. We actually joke that they are pretty much the most non religious people you could pick for godparents. My bff Weez who by admission has not been in a church since she stood as the boys godmother, and previously to that had not been in church since we were forced to attend at school, Mr L who is Mr Clevs best friend and also kind of the reason that I met Mr Clev (long story, happy ending!!) who has been there for us continually in the past 9 years and whose religion would most likely be football and fifa, and then my sister, aun kakey, who has such an amazingly positive view of the world that she kind of encompasses many religions to form her own ideas. My sister is Coeliac and so we were laughing that she could not partake in communion not only on her a-religious grounds but also on the grounds that Jesus’ body was full of gluten!!!! In all seriousness though these people are there for our girls, and our boys for that matter, and us, and will do a stellar job of guiding our children through life. and Yes, I know what you are thinking, her legs do indeed go on for miles.
Last photo I promise. These badboys were awesome gifts from Aun Weez and are waiting for Communions in 2018,2019 and 2020. Wowzers. By then I hope there will be more people in our awesome family photos (not more Clevett babies I would like to add) but maybe Aunts to their Uncles, and Uncles to their Aunts!!!
I said I wouldnt talk loads, but I did, Sorry. Well done if you made it to the end!!!!