You know its hot when you can sit in the shade without reaching for a jumper and today was one of those days. As luck would have it, it was also the day Em had invited us over to her in-laws to make use of their pool and wonderful garden.
Em (or Ember) and I go back a long way having met as leaders with 4th Purbrook Guides back in 1997 where we developed a close friendship and now enjoy spending time together with our young families. In case you were wondering Ember is a nick-name for Emma as a result of the endless happy hours we spent watching the embers of the camp fire flicker. Some of you will also recognise her as our wedding photographer!!
So, after allowing Megan and Kieran to have their usual morning naps, we met at 1pm for a picnic lunch before our dip in the pool. I decided to try Megan on egg and watercress sandwiches which seemed to be a hit, followed by some blueberries, strawberries, mango and grape and finally a yogurt. It was nice to see Megan’s appetite return after a few days of cautious eating.
After lunch we set up a rug on the lawn to have a play and let lunch go down. Destiny is an excellent big sister and did a fabulous job of entertaining Megan and Kieran and didn’t even grumble when they decided to pin her to the floor…
I find it fascinating watching Kieran, who is just 6 months older than Megan, as it is exciting seeing what she will soon be doing, although I rather hope that his current taste for soil and cat food is a boy thing that will bypass her!! He is a very inquisitive chap and can get about as quick as a flash so Em really does need eyes in the back of her head. Here, he was fascinated with the camera and much preferred trying to get his hands on that rather than sit and listen to Dee read the elephant story.
We then enjoyed splashing about in the pool (sorry no photos this time as my hands were full) before heading home after a fabulous day out.