Tuesday, August 15, 2006

let's try again...

been trying to update for the last coupla days and blogger has not been playing nicely!

So, the christening is done and dusted, woke up (far too early) to a very grey looking day. Got myself ready, it started raining, but that eased off thank goodness. However my lovely summery outfit I bought ages ago for this one day had to be covered with a cardigan! grr! It was that cold that after the christening I was actually shivering and my teeth a-chattering! In August!
The service was long- nearly two hours as it was part of a family service. Jasmine was rather bored...















LOL! Bless her she was an angel. The church were very relaxed about kids, as I think most are now, J found a book called 'what happens when I die'...great...so we ended up sitting and reading that, I would normally pre-read a book like this to myself before reading it to a child but this situation didn't allow for that! lol! Thankfully it was ok. There was a little creche area for the kids too, normally in the summer months the church actually put on an organised creche, but this was fine, they had toys and books and the kids were happy.
The girls were angels, cait was not impressed with the whole 'water on the head' issue! Cue pet lip and the threat of tears! She was fine though after...



































so service done and we head back off to a freezing garden for the bbq and bouncy castle! Great fun, the kids (and grown ups) had a wonderful time! I think there would have been a lot of moaning had it not been for that bouncy castle!

















So all in all, the weather was horrid but could have been far worse- at least it stayed dry, and the service etc went without a hitch, and I now have two more god-daughters!




Oh and other news, most of you know I am petrified of the dentist- to the point that I got kicked out of my last one, but I do like the security of having a dentist- well as we know nhs dentists are rarer then hens teeth, but I have managed to get in one today, have an appt in October and am crapping myself already! Any tips greatfully received!

7 comments:

Chrissie said...

Take a child with you. You 'have' to be 'brave' in front of them. I hate the dentist too (sweaty palms just with the mirror in my mouth!) but I was as good as gold when I went with my DD the other day.

And practise taking yourself into your happy place, like one does for childbirth! It works (a bit)

I know how you feel, if that's any consolation. I once got ferried rather brusquely into the staff's little coffee-making cupboard (it was no bigger) because I was making a scene in the reception area (I was in pain!!!!) ROFL!

Sweet Shirleen said...

Feel for me Rena Steph got kicked off the dentists list at 5 years of age!

Beth said...

Lovely photos Rena. As for dentist, you know what I've asked you already. :-) No probs there. XX

Fiona (aka Erisindevon) said...

Hmm. I got over my dental phobia when the school sent me there for work experience and I watched little kids being angels in the face of impending extractions! I was so mortified by my own drama-queen behaviour that I resolved to try harder. Oh - and relaxing your muscles really does stop the needle hurting - just don't look at it!

greyparrot said...

thanks for the tips thus far!
It isn't actually neeles that bother me (despite having one snapped off and stuck in my gum) extractions I can cope with too- don't get me wrong I still panic, but not half as bad...it is the drill that fills me with the deepest darkest panickyness! Just the sound of it and I go into a hazy world of doom!

And beffaroo- I lubs you soo much! -x-

Jus said...

Those girls are going to break hearts later in life, they are like little pixies. Good luck with dentist, how about some earplugs or listening to your walkman, mp3 player etc to drown out the sound.
Jus xx

Ali said...

Fab photos sorry about the weather but it looks liek a fun time was had!! As for the dentist, I have no advice I am afraid except big hugs if you need them!!

Take care

Love

Ali and Levi