It happened, our baby girl is now officially christened. Everything turned out perfectly. The weather stayed dry and quite warm, warm enough that we stayed outside almost all day. Her actual baptism was very intimate and perfectly lovely. The marquee was a huge success and the food was brilliant.
When I went to collect it, I was seriously impressed by the freshness and quality of what Sainsburys had produced. Almost every thing was eaten, so there was very little wastage. It was all so simple in disposable serving platters, so there was no real washing up to do. That meant we could all just relax and enjoy the day, instead of worrying about clearing things away and trying to wash dishes.
I’m still completely shattered though, all the running about over the past 3 days trying to pull this all together at the last-minute has worn me out. That and the combination of my medication not working as well as it used to have left me longing for a big comfy feather pillow and about 12 hours of nothingness!
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves though and our daughters had an absolute ball. They were so well-behaved and had so much fun entertaining the masses. Neither of the two of them stopped moving all day, so by 7pm last night they both just zonked out until about 9 this morning.
I’m really pleased with our decision to have her christened at home, it really did make the day more personal and special than a regular church christening would have been. My sister decided that after the “sensible” photographs were taken, we had to have some fun ones and she had bought a load of false moustaches and glasses for everybody to put on. Even the minister got into te spirit of things and donned a Groucho Marx disguise!
A major success all round and I am pleased to report that Daisy the chicken came home. After being a dirty stop out and hiding who knows where. I went to let the other 2 out on Sunday morning and there was Miss Daisy standing by the coop clucking to get in!
I would totally recommend having a home christening. My only suggestion would be give yourself more time than I did to organise it!