Thursday, 22 May 2008

First Holy Communion

Being the very proud mother of a new First Holy Communicant, I am going to obviously do the proud mummy bit and show off a few photographs, there will be a couple more to follow as I have just had another spool developed, yes developed, I still use my old faithful camera!

So here she is, the very sweet, very innocent, Little Miss Windy......





Can you believe it rained on Saturday morning, hence the indoor photograph and deflated bouncy castle (wet bouncy castle) in the background.

After the event, photo's taken in the chapel as it was cold and damp outside

Side view to show off the hair - did I make a good job or what?

Finally back home and it brightened up, stopped raining and we rattled through the photo's so that she could get the dress off and get on the bouncy castle. Brother and sister in harmony for a moment.



"Sweet and innocent now, just wait until tomorrow when I'm knackered"

Still smiling

Mum & dad and the proud girl.

Apart from the rain and the cold wind the day dried up and the kids had a great time, I didn't do much at all. On arriving back from the chapel my SIL's had set out all the food, the hubby attended to drinks, my niece attended to tea and coffee and I sat with my daughter while she opened her cards and gifts. When it was time to eat my SIL cooked the pizza's and Miss Windy's godmother heated the 2 pots of soup. Despite not being able to sit outside everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, the boys took residence in my son's bedroom, occupied by the PlayStation and the girls played contently in Miss Windy's bedroom. The bouncy castle was turns each, boys then girls, we only had 2 injuries, a staved thumb for my son and a winded godson.

I was eternally grateful for my conservatory as squeezing just sort of 60 people in would have been a struggle without it. I enjoyed the day, my daughter thoroughly enjoyed her day, the house was gutted and looked good in it's newly decorated state, the garden looked good and of course my daughter....well she looked fabulous. I am also glad it's over, I can enjoy the summer knowing the house is in order, the garden is in order and I am only left with the normal things in life, like washing, ironing and housework.

It was not cheap, but it was worth it, one day, her day, a day to remember for the rest of her life. The beginning of the rest of her life as a member of the church family. Amen

13 comments:

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Oh she's really beautiful. A child bride of God eh? I remember my communion well all those years ago. It felt like being the most beautiful girl in the world. You did her proud windy! She looks utterly adorable and a real crdit to you. Glad the day went well for you and hopefully you get the weather to enjoy your summer in your pepped up home and garden. This post really made me smile - thanks for that.

She's like the wind said...

MOB - thank you, being church of scotland I never had a communion, oooh poor me, it seems like a day you never forget from what I can gather after speaking to all the mothers. Glad we made you smile. xx

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Those are beautiful pictures, your daughter is absolutely adorable. She must have felt like a princess, she certainly looked incredible and I'm not surprised you were so proud.

Crystal xx

She's like the wind said...

Hi CJ, I certainly was very very proud, we got more photo's on the Sunday morning when we went back to chapel, they have turned out even better. I'll post them soon, as soon as I find the 'missing disk' they are on. xx

Driving With the Brakes On said...

Wow - she is absolutely beautiful! I am so glad that everything came together so nicely, and I can't wait for all of my 'big' stuff to be done so I can get back to the day-to-day chores!

Frog in the Field said...

Great pics, again!
I love the 1st Communion, it's a fantastic service.
Why do you look so young and un-tired?? Is that a model standing in for you?

She's like the wind said...

Driving - I'm so pleased everything came together nicely, I feel we did her proud and that's the main thing. It might just take you a little longer to get back to every day things.

Love as always. xx

She's like the wind said...

Frog - why thank you, I won't be able to leave with my big head today. I can assure you under the make up lives a tired old woman! Isn't make-up a wonderful thing. I don't wear make-up unless I am going to an occasion or going out for the night. When we went along to the church to see the rest of my daughters class mates making their first communion last saturday I decided to put on a bit of slap, at night before bed I decided I looked quite good for a change, I then removed the make-up and realised what a difference it makes! xx

Elsie Button said...

oh my goodness me... you must be soooo proud!

Casdok said...

Beautiful!
Easy to see why you are so proud!

She's like the wind said...

Elsie - Oh I certainly am, thanks

Casdok - Isn't she beautiful, not that I'm biased!

xx

Maggie May said...

Glad the day went well in spite of the rain. Daughter looked gorgeous! You must be very proud!

She's like the wind said...

Maggie May - at least it dried off in the afternoon it was just a shame we couldn't sit outside. I was very proud indeed. xx