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Thursday, November 24, 2016

More family news...

My DD2 gave DH and I this big surprise a month or so back and I have had to keep it all a secret until the tests showed all is okay. I knew about this a little ahead  ( well maybe quite a bit before) of the other grandparents but that's a 'mother of the mother's perk' 😉 
A week or so ago DD2 and Adam finally let their respective siblings, and then their friends know of their exciting news. And then Saturday of last week we had the 'Gender Reveal'. What's that you ask? I did know about these events after having heard them mentioned on other people's Facebook pages 😆. Basically friends and family gather and a special cake that has been baked is cut. Inside the cake is either blue or pink...hence the 'revealing of the gender'. DH was heard to mutter some comments about this, but to me anything that gets loved ones altogether for a bit of a soiree, I'm all for it!! 

And so it was that we all gathered at the couple's house. My girl had been craving chocolate so that cake stand in the next photo was put together just for her...on the lower level were some chocolate croissants ( her favourite treat as a teenager) and chocolate brownies, strawberries and grapes in the middle layer and chocolates on the top! 😉




Some people brought gifts...blue and pink! 

One set of grandparents with the happy couple...

Some of 'our mob' 😊

The cake in the photo was made by DD2's friend Nicky. The doctor had given DD2 the gender info on a piece of paper sealed in an envelope. This had been passed on to Nicky who then made the cake. 
It seemed to take forever for the cake to be cut...but at last the moment came. And there were lots of squeals of delight...


I think that by her reaction that DD2 had been hoping for a girl...
But best of all...after 5 years of 'not talking' my two daughters are now reconciled again...and I couldn't be happier. 
And here is another photo that I took that afternoon; DH, baby Anthea, DsD2 and DD1. 
So an exciting year ahead in 2017; a new grand baby in May, DsD1's wedding in July and DD1's wedding in September. 💕💕

14 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Congratulations and what a happy party you all had.

Kate said...

What a fun day for all of you and congratulations.

Maria said...

Congratulations to all.. how nice for Anthea to have a little girl cousin.

Lin said...

What a lovely occasion Maria - and a reconciliation too, so special. xx

Chookyblue...... said...

now to wait for it to arrive.........

Nanette said...

What a delightful way to announce baby's gender and that only the cake maker knew! A wonderful family soiree Maria and a relief for you that your daughter's are reconciled....babies will do that. Oh and how could I forget...congratulations grandma and grandpa.

Australian Gardening Granny said...

Congratulations Maria. Lovely news.

Vireya said...

How exciting! Congratulations all round.

Jackie said...

Great news Maria. Another little granddaughter to love and spoil.

God bless.

margaret said...

what wonderful news have not come accross this way of revealing the gender, how lovely and the Mum to be did not even know till the cake was cut

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic news 💖💖💖

angela said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations
A new little princess to love. How special xxx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Fun Party!! Yay pink. Back when I was pregnant they didn't really tell you what you were having. I swore it was a boy...I got a girl. Good think I didn't go with my gut feeling and buy boy clothes, lol.
xx, Carol

Cynthia said...

What a fun way to find out a new granddaughter is on the way. Now you can start knitting in the proper colors, eh? And I agree completely -- any reason for a family get-together should be snatched up! Your daughter looks so lovely and happy to share the exciting news, and to have her sister back in her life. It must have been very sad and difficult for you to have them estranged for so long.