Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Family Weekend

When Colin's birthday coincides with Mothering Sunday on the same weekend as a baby shower for DIL - the mum-to-be, it had to be a good opportunity for a family get together for Sunday Lunch.

 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
Jacob is now 22 months and chatting away non-stop, Florence - curly locks - is 17 months, she's got a few words now - favourite being "Oh No" when something falls on the floor. It's great fun to see the difference just a few months makes to development.

 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.


All good practice for being a Dad in a months time!


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.

Back Tomorrow
Sue

39 comments:

  1. What an absolutely wonderful day! I just love those photos, they have such an air of happiness about them. I'm glad your Mothering Sunday was so lovely.
    J x

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  2. Sounds like you had a fun time

    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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  3. I can remember thinking that Great Aunts and Uncles must very big (logical to a kid of 6) - I was surprised then to meet a very small Great Aunty

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    1. We were dragged out to visit great Aunts - it was always very boring!

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  4. Wonderful photos! I am a great aunt, I rather like the name, it feels ancient but quaint at the same time. Little niece's mum really tells her off if she calls me Carole! Full title only!!

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    1. I have 1 niece and 2 nephews but no signs of being a great aunt anytime soon

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  5. We are planning a family lunch on Easter Sunday, it's nice to all get together.

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    1. It will be a while before we get together again.......in the summer probably

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  6. Bet you were pooped when they all went home. lol
    But also bet you had a lovley day.
    Briony
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    1. It was a good but busy weekend and I slept well on Sunday and Monday night!

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  7. This makes such happy reading and what a lovely photograph of Col with the two young ones on his knee! I hope someone other than you did the washing up!

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    1. Col was the hero and did the washing up after the big meal, but I did the rest........although we had plenty of help with the wiping. The visitors from Surrey have a dishwasher so are out of the habit of washing dishes!

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  8. Our grandchildren are 400 miles and 1300 miles away. I’d choose watching children, as well! Beautiful pictures and happy memories!
    Debbie

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    1. That's a very long journey for visiting.

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  9. What lovely photos of your busy weekend.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. We always forget to take more photos

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  10. It's lovely when your grandchildren are close in age. They will enjoy each other company for a long time. Mine all adore each other.

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    1. We wish the Surrey family were closer. The new grandchild will be closest to us which will be lovely, so they'll be 3 cousins with less than 2 years between them

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  11. That looks and sounds like an absolutely brilliant family weekend. Story time with Grandad you can't beat it can you, they look engrossed.

    Yes Great Aunts and Uncles used to be very old didn't they, how things change. So did being a Great Grandma ... which I will be in a couple of months time ... bl**dy hell, stop the world I want to get off !!

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    1. A Great Grandma! Goodness - that's ancient!

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    2. Thank you .... I'll remember you said that!!

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  12. I am sure it was a wonderful day for you and Col to have your family around, even if it was not at the same time.

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    1. It was lovely to see everyone and for the cousins to play together for a few hours

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  13. And I suppose like me Sue you were both pretty dead beat when they went.

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  14. Such cute little poppets. What a lovely weekend. X

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    1. They are gorgeous but I would say that anyway!

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  15. What lovely photos. I am actually a great great aunt and have been for quite a while. Makes me feel ancient.

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    1. I doubt I'll ever be a great great aunt unless I live to a great old age!

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  16. It's so nice to have family around, especially if they are too far to see often. Sounds like good memories were made.

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  17. Sounds like a lovely day! Being over here in the US I almost missed Mother's Day. I knew it was coming up as usually it's just after my sister's birthday and luckily I looked in time to be able to get a card and some gifts to Mum. She was very pleased as she kept telling me she didn't want anything. She was going to my sister's for Sunday lunch so we Skyped (as usual) on Saturday.

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  18. Pretty sure I would have chosen stay home with the youngsters as well. They are gorgeous.

    God bless.

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  19. I think you made the right choice to stay with those adorable little people. Exciting times for you to have your grand babies arriving. Our youngest one is now 8 so they are all growing up so fast. Have a super week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  20. Sounds like a fun filled weekend, lovely to see all the family xcx

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  21. Beautiful photos and lovely memories made. Your grandchildren are gorgeous. xx

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