As I've mentioned before, I will not be attending the Royal Wedding on April 29th. Kate and William must have known that I was not going to be in London on that date, and that is why they sent my invitation to someone who could actually make it. You see, we have a big event in our own family that week. My little grandson, Jackson, is due to grace us with his presence on April 28th. And an event like that, I wouldn't miss for all the royal weddings in the world.
Since baby Jackson is due at Royal Wedding time, and since his big sister is already a princess, I've decided to call him in advance of his arrival, the Little Prince. And it's with that royal declaration in mind, that I put together a big basket for His Little Majesty that I gave his mommy at her baby shower last week.
Here's his mummy! I call her the Queen Mum since she is such an awesome mother to little princess Jordan and the new one soon to make his entrance.
It was fun collecting for the Little Prince basket. I included several rompers and onesies with the Little Prince theme, along with tiny Prince shoes and his own Little Prince doll. I loved the Jackson-Prince of Wails outfit, as well as the Prince Charming in training.
And what would a Little Prince basket be without some references to the classic French children's book, Le Petit Prince? A bib, books, plate and bubble bath--imported from France, of course--nothing too good for this little boy. His nightlight will say The Prince Sleeps here, in case anyone forgets just who is in charge. The Snowbabies Little Prince will hopefully be a collectible he can pass on someday.
Even more fun was finding a royal bottle, topped with a crown, a brush and comb set, a Prince Charming pacifier, a towel, Prince of the Potty book, a magnet for his car saying The Prince's Chariot, and a burp pad, because every little prince needs a soft place where he can lay his sweet head on mummy's shoulder. I did stop short of buying the Royal Throne potty chair however, but it's out there should anyone want one.
He'll have bibs for every day of the week, a baby prince bag, and a Little Frog Prince "lovey" as we call it.
He just had to have the Mum is my Queen shirt, the Prince Charming boxers, and a onesie reminding everyone he is his Mummy's handsome prince. The white T shirt is actually for his big sister, and in case, you can't make out the print, it says There's a new Prince in this house...That makes me the Queen. I think there could be some truth in that!
And one of my favorite finds of all was a book of paper dolls printed the year Prince William was born--The Royal Baby. The story inside is so cute, that I'm saving it for the next blog. I think you'll want to come back to see it.