We took a quick trip to the soft play area and this is the water feature in the lobby on the way out. I can’t wait until they have Winston to play with too!
My niece Eden was hilarious this afternoon. We were watching Kitten Cam and if you said to her, “Count the kittens Eden” she would go “Two, nine, two, nine” and then grin. I think we need to work on her counting!
She is also one of the feistiest. This evening I went up to help my Mum put them to bed whilst my sister and brother-in-law went to the cinema. She was fine until Mummy left and then we had full blown histrionics including lying weeping at the front door. Thank goodness for an iPhone full of photos of cats and her beloved Uncle!
She’s determined, but then again so am I. It was a battle of wills tonight. I won.
So, we are eating up the last few beans and carrots that have been coming through. Delicious! Here are Barnabas, Eden and Mum digging them up.
Just as well the veggie patch is coming to the end of the season though, dad has plenty to be getting on with in our house!
My sister and my brother-in-law have gone to London for the night and Mum is in charge of their kids. Unfortunately this house is full to the brim so she has had to go up to their house to sleep for the night. When The Mister and I arrived home from work she seemed quite grateful to see us to help us entertain Barnabas and Eden for a bit.
They are full of beans and great fun, and Barnabas is definitely understanding about the baby which is very sweet. It will be lovely for Winston to have big cousins to play with!
Dad found a grasshopper on one of the flowers and Eden was really fascinated by it and kept trying to poke it. Barnabas was a little more nervous and didn’t want to hold it. Cute pic though.
Dad has been working hard to get his garden ready for North Show judging. The garden is looking absolutely lovely and even the sun came out to help things along.
The judges came around today so we will have to wait and see the outcome. Eden appreciated the beautiful flowers though.
Eden still isn’t quite walking on her own, she tends to drop to her knees and crawl as it’s quicker. However, she is speedy when she has her walker but the only problem is that she can’t turn around so she gets stuck when she hits the flower bed or the hedge or something. She is so fast though – she nearly ran me over when I was trying to take this photo!
The kids were on great form today and it is lovely to be able to spend more time with them.
Their sandpit was full of grubby rainwater and Eden, being the grubster that she is, decided that there was much fun to be had getting in and out and splashing the water with her legs.
I think she looks so mischievous here!
Tonight I am babysitting for Barnabas and Eden. My sister and brother-in-law have gone off to some posh dinner where she is giving a speech about the charity. I am sitting on the sofa in my comfy clothes watching the TV – seems like the wrong way around to me!
Fortunately The Mister came and helped me bathe them and put them to bed, it is much easier when you have one each. Before my sister left she commented that Eden was being a bit of a pickle at bed times and refusing to go down. Is it wrong to be feeling especially smug that she is sound asleep about 15 minutes after I put her to bed?