Ten days ago I became an Auntie once again to a gorgeous little nephew, although due them living 125 miles away the first opportunity we have had to meet him was yesterday. With the husband working nights this week, he was up all Friday night which meant I was left to drive (long distance driving is usually something I would avoid!!). So with him snoozing against a pillow in the passenger seat we set off and the journey wasn’t too bad, the sun was shining and the children were amused by the various things I pointed out along the way… until we hit the M5 and hit a standstill!! There I was in the outside lane with the handbrake on, the children starting to get fidgety, the sun was blazing through the boot which was full of the baby blue cupcakes that I had stayed up baking the night before and there was nothing I could do except crawl along the odd ten feet as and when the car in front moved.
About half an hour later we started moving again and before we knew it we arrived to meet the new member of our family. Miss M was in awe of such a tiny baby, not really remembering how tiny Mister B was when he was first born. She was keen for a cuddle and looked so proud to hold him.
After lunch we all took a walk down the road to the local fete on the village common. There was a little play park next door which immediately caught Miss M’s eye so we let them have a run around to stretch their legs before the inevitable 125 mile journey home a bit later on.
We returned to my brother’s house for a glass of Champagne and one of my cupcakes to celebrate the birth of his new son. It was lovely afternoon spent catching up with family, my parents had travelled there as well who I don’t see for months at a time so being altogether is one of those special moments we get to enjoy just several times throughout the year.
We decided to get on the road home before it got too late and before we’d even reached the motorway I turned around to find two sleeping little beauties exhausted from their busy day meeting their new cousin and playing with his big sister.
All in all a tiring but exciting and fun day!