A surprise baby shower!



C E L E B R A T I N G   B A B Y   C H A P P E L !

So, this weekend, I had a baby shower! And it was amazing!

All of Sunday morning Jason had been chivvying me along through the errands we had to get done, and I couldn’t understand it.

We were due to nip over to my brother and sister in law’s house to shoot their six month baby photos (or so I thought, at least!) at around midday, but Jason was dashing around like a man on an important mission all that morning! The timings aren’t that important, I remember thinking!

I was a bit confused about why Jason was so insistent on driving me over there and also that we be there at bang on midday, but it all became clear when I opened the door to Russell and Clare’s living room, and was greeted by my Mum, sister, mother in law, Clare, cousins, Auntie, and best friends (plus all the babies too!), all shouting ‘Surprise!’!

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Clare had decorated the room *so* beautifully it totally blew me away!

There was a whole table of homemade sandwiches and cakes and popcorn (the stickers say ‘Ready to Pop!’- how cute!) plus some family favourite sweet treats made by my Mum.

Fun games and activities were set up in every corner (wooden blocks to be decorated for baby C, & a pin board of baby pictures I had to identify!) and, of course, all the babies had scattered their toys far and wide across the floor!

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We spent our afternoon playing ‘guess the baby’s weight/sex/due date’ (most guesses are for girl right now!), eating mountains of cakes, passing little Beatriz around for baby cuddles, and watching one year olds Darcey and Dylan toddle around the room holding court!

Oh, and the baby (and I!) were so spoilt with so many beautiful gifts. In fact, I don’t think I’ll need to buy a single sleep suit, blanket, book, or toy for this lucky baby for another year!

Though who am I kidding, I totally will…;)

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The whole afternoon was just so lovely, and I was so touched by the effort all my family and friends had gone to to celebrate the impending arrival of our baby that once I got home I cried like a baby myself, ha! So grateful to have so many wonderful people in my life, all ready to love this baby come September.

Thank you x1000 to Clare for organising me the greatest baby shower, and to my friends and family for making it so special.

And now, Baby Chappel, you can just keep cooking in there for another four weeks, and then feel free to make your appearance at any point! We’re all waiting! <3

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  • reneejessome

    Aww what a beautiful surprise!! Looks like a great time :)

    Renee | Life After Lux

  • https://www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk woodenwindowsills

    Ahhhh this is so lovely, and you look simply amazing! :) What a fantastic treat for you, and such great decorations, I can’t wait until my best friends all start making babies! Alice xxx


  • http://heysof.com Sofie

    What a sweet surprise! It sounds like your growing family has a great support system.

  • https://millymayamelia.wordpress.com/ amelia may

    How special! Such a wonderful day for you and baby, and extra wonderful that you are both surrounded by so much love. Not long now. I remember this precious time after my sisters baby shower. Best wishes.

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  • http://daydreamsofsummertime.blogspot.co.uk/ Sarah @ DaydreamsofSummertime

    Aww what a lovely surprise! It sounds like you had such a lovely day! x


  • http://pollyrowan.com/ Polly Rowan

    What a wonderful surprise and lovely ideas for activities! Looks like it was a very special day. xx


  • http://www.mckenzieallyshia.com mckenzie allyshia

    Oh what a sweet surprise! The decor looks absolutely adorable ♥ I am glad that you had such a wonderful day!

  • An Average Wednesday

    Awh how lovely! You look absolutely beautiful and have just the cutest bump. I can’t wait to see the pictures when baby Chappel finally arrives. Keep us updated, and the best of luck to you both!

    Hannah xx

    P.s- If you have a spare moment, please take a look at my blog http://www.anaveragewednesday.wordpress.com . I’m a brand new blogger and need all the help I can get! Thanks ☺️

  • http://bunniesaremagic.com Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic

    Sounds really lovely! I am not sure I have ever been thrown a surprise party! :)

  • http://www.wonderingthrough.co.uk Kelsey Douglas Short

    So lovely of them, it looks like you had a fab day. I can’t believe how quickly time has gone, before you know the new year and a little baba will be with you. How exciting :)



  • https://www.sunnydaysandlovelyways.com Lucy Claire

    What a gorgeous surprise! Looks like an even more lovely shower! You’re simply glowing, too! xx Lucy-Claire

  • http://www.sophiecliff.com/ Sophie Cliff

    Oh Rosie this is so so lovely! How lucky you are to have such wonderful friends and family. Best of luck for the next month or so, you and Jason must be so so excited x

  • http://kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com Kenzie

    How cute! I love surprises! This looks like the best one! I cannot wait to read your posts about the baby! :)
    x Kenzie // Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

  • http://www.littleobservationist.com/ Stephanie Sadler

    So sweet! And I love the decorating blocks idea. That’s so cute!

  • http://www.kayleighawright.co.uk Kayleigh

    What a cute shower! Everything looked so beautifully put together :)
    Kayleigh | anenthusiasmfor.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.laceandlilac.com Abby | Lace & Lilacs

    Oh, this is just the sweetest, most darling thing! And these photos are too cute; my heart is melting. <3 xx

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