Our eldest daughter, our son-in-law and gorgeous grandson Jacob were up from Surrey for a visit before Colin vanishes off into hospital later this month. So of course we got everyone together for Sunday lunch.Our family of 5 has grown with partners and grandchildren to 10, and 11 next April, we can still fit round the dining table - just about.
We see granddaughter Florence most weeks but hadn't seen Jacob since July, how he had grown up! now running and saying loads of words and understanding many more, a cheeking monkey who can be forgiven anything when he grins.
As usual we were so busy watching them play that we forgot to get decent photos.
It didn't take long for the two of them to have all the toys out and over the floor but it took us a lot longer to clear everything away again on Monday morning!
It will be the New Year before we see our little fella again but we shall see Florence this week when we babysit for A. She's doing a 6 week back exercise course to strengthen her lower back which has seized up after lifting Florence around for a year. She says the rest of the people doing the class are all over 60! It sounds like something I need to do too!