My darling Granddaughter was one last week and she had her first birthday party with family and close friends, today, Sunday.
It was a truly vintage tea party, with bone china, a proper teapot complete with knitted tea cosy (lovingly made by me) and glasses of wine, solely for the adults of course!! Daughter #1 baked a delicious Victoria sponge, cupcakes, mini scones, and completed with little brown and white sandwiches with the crusts cut off.
I love being a granny. When your grandchildren are born, suddenly you find there is another person in your life that you feel all consuming, tremendous love for. She has a big brother who will be five in July. I just burst with love for him, he is the sweetest, happiest child and adores his sister. Like all little boys, he doesn’t really want to be hugged by his Granny, but he thought it great that Granny also played Angry Birds and sat on the sofa next to me, very intent on showing how it should be done properly.
I don’t get to see them as much as I would like to. Both Daughter #1 and I work full-time and there is a 3 1/2 hour long drive between us. Mobile phones and computers are a marvellous way of keeping up with how the children doing and their progression in life. For a while, after my grandson was born, I fretted that he would never remember who I was because he didn’t see me often enough. This is not the case at all and it won’t be with my granddaughter either. So her first year has just been for me to watch her grow and develop. This next year and beyond will begin to be the times she remembers her Granny Seaside.