Sunday, 15 February 2009

A catch-up and a christening

Most Saturdays are busy times, but yesterday was particularly so. The much anticipated meet-up with members of BrisStyle was organised for 11.00 am at the Pandemonium Cafe at Paddington in Brisbane. When a group of like-minded creative people get together, the air is filled with friendliness and enthusiasm. The group is expanding in leaps and bounds from our first meeting almost a year ago. About ten people were at that first meeting and now our membership is heading towards 70. There amongst the familiar faces were scattered some new members, but in no time it was as though we had known each other forever.

I always look forward to seeing first-hand the beautiful works created by our group and I was sorry to have to leave before many had arrived.

However, it was time to get home to quickly change clothes, make a final check of the christening gown and drive to our latest grandchild's baptism. The gown was made by my mother for our own children and now it has been worn by her great-grandchildren. She would have been chuffed.

The number one lesson learned was that perhaps I should have had my glasses at the ready before I attempted to undo the tiniest buttons it is legal to sell.

Excuse me, Father, you're going to do what?

I don't believe he did that. Look at my hair - it's ruined!

There was time enough afterwards to chase some birds ...

before Miss G was arrested ...

and grounded.

It was then time for some celebratory food, so it was off to the children's favourite eatery.

I know as a child I had some pretty peculiar food fetishes, like peanut butter and Vegemite sandwiches - mixed together. But nothing prepared for the sight of our nearly four-year-old granddaughter continuously taking spoonfuls of chocolate ice cream, alternating with sips of pumpkin soup.

It was compelling, in a horrible sort of way. I suddenly lost my appetite.

It didn't seem to affect Miss G who was on a chocolate high, but the guest of honour was far from impressed and took to her stroller, fingers firmly in place.

It was the end of her Big Day Out.


Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Seems so busy! The kids are wonderful and angelic. Love the wet hair of hers. Dark & wavy.

My daughter send her hugs to the new christened lil lady.


Pagan Sphinx said...

Such sweet little faces. The little dark, wet tossled head is priceless.

edward and lilly said...

What a lovely day and such sweet little girls. The christening gown is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful day out. And there's nothing peculiar about peanut butter and Vegemite sandwiches - mixed together. I would have the above combined with nutella and cheese when I was a kid. Kind of a green colour when all mushed together. After my childhood, I don't think anything my children consume, would shock me.

Jade said...

What beautiful dresses! Looks like it was a great day for everybody :) (and I"m very jealous of her hair - Jett still has none!!)

Bec said...

What a wonderful post Robyn. And I LOVE that last shot. Kate sucks her fingers in exactly the same way. Melts my heart :)

Hey Harriet said...

What a wonderful day you had. From the start to the finish! Love all the cute kiddie photos and the christening looked lovely. A very special day. Speaking of special days, I hope you have an extra super one on Wednesday. Happy birthday Robyn! xo

Ali said...

Robyn, your newest little girl is such a sweet-heart! Her hair is gorgeous! What a lovely celebration!

Anonymous said...

Hi Robyn - this is such a lovely post - and so true of little kids!