Yesterday Hubs, the guys and I headed home back up North to go visit family - it was such an exciting trip for us as we were going to meet the newest addition to our brood - my Sis and her partner are now Momma and Papa to the most adorable lil fella.
"Baby" has the most amazing eyes - he sure melted my heart and certainly got the old hormones raging! His nose is just the cutest lil button I have ever seen - his smile - well that really got me cooing like an old mother hen and I just wanted to munch him.
Being totally respectful of my Sis' wishes I'm not going to share any piccies just yet - things need to be finalised before they can sit back and be the happy family they have waited for so long to be.
I cant begin to retell just how happy I am for them - they make the most fantastic parents and I know "Baby" will never grow short of cuddles and love from his extended family.
I love getting together with my folks and was really pleased that my other lil Sis and her menfolk managed to make the meet up - Bobs and J love playing with their baby cousins - for far to long J was the baby of the family - now he is all "grown up" and it warms my heart watching him showing his lil cousin how to do stuff. My oldest nephew was following J around the house and I'm sure it made J feel extra special - that hero worship thing that little ones do is such a confidence boost for the older chaps isn't it?
Little W is growing fast and has the sweetest smile - although he wasn't very smiley yesterday - every time I grabbed my camera he pouted and put on this grumpy face - I can just about make out the making of a smile????
I nagged Hubs so much to let me take my new Nikon to play with - finally he relented - how happy was I???
Talk about being a complete ditzy blonde - I had my camera and lenses all sorted but what did I forget - the bloomin memory card!! Argh!!!!!! Its a good job I packed my Canon too or else there would have been no piccies at all!
The journey up North was 'orrible as gale force winds battered the South West, but as soon as we hit Bristol we left behind the rain and managed to make up on lost time and arrived at my Sis's home not too delayed!
We chatted, played, cuddled and lunched together - the perfect way to spend a blustery day - Mom was looking her wonderful self and was pleased to get cuddles from the guys - she sat watching her daughters all playing with their children - it must have been so rewarding for her to finally see us all as Mommas, although I know she secretly longs for the arrival of a granddaughter one day!
I just wish that my Dad was there to see us all - but I know he was looking down from on high and watching us all with a heart that was bursting with love and hopefully some pride.
Sadly the day had to come to an end and we departed leaving lots of love behind.
The journey home was fine, despite there being warnings of long delays from Bristol -Taunton, and we arrived home just after 9pm - tired and ready for bed!
What with Christmas preparations and Bobs return from Paris, Ive not managed to do so much scrapping over the past few days - I have plans to finish of the decorations today and then will settle myself down to a crafty session this afternoon.
This weeks Pencil Lines sketch went live last night and here is my interpretation using papers from the Kristina Contes collection, available from SIStv, and Urban Lilly rubons.
So what did you get up to over the weekend?