Sadly it didn't quite work out as planned because our youngest daughter is working part time at a busy social club (as well as part time at the opticians) so had to work .............because it was Mothering Sunday and the club was fully booked for lunches.
So it was a family get together in two bits.................
On Saturday, Eldest, her husband and Jacob arrived from Surrey mid morning, then youngest brought grand-daughter here while she went to the baby shower party.
Eldest went off to the party too, leaving Son In Law, Col and me to mind the two small cousins. (I had a choice of baby shower party or minding two grandchildren ........I choose the latter!)
We keep all the toys out in the conservatory, but Col soon decided the floor was a bit chilly and before long everything was brought into the living room.
Two small people were busy all afternoon, only stopping now and again for a story
Our son, the archaeologist, having been abandoned by his wife because of the baby shower, decided to come over and see his nephew and niece.
Then on Sunday the lunch get together (roast lamb for a treat and Quorn roast for the vegetarians, then Betty Crocker gluten Free Brownies and cream for dessert) was made up of Me and Col, Son and DIL, DIL's sister who had come up from London for the baby shower, Eldest Daughter, SIL and Jacob - (who decided to go for a nap at lunch time which was handy as we were all able to eat in peace) and last but not least Col's brother - Great Uncle Andrew.... which is funny as Great Aunts and Uncles used to be VERY Old!
Lovely to see the family even if it wasn't all at the same time.