Synchrony

Danni, Elizabeth, and Ella came to lunch today. Jackie produced her usual splendid spread.

Danni helped her daughter. As we all do, our niece couldn’t prevent herself from mirroring Ella’s mouth movements.

Ella preferred to use her fingers.

Afterwards crawling

and throwing skills were displayed,

and mother and daughter romped on the floor.

 

Danni e-mailed a couple of photos she had taken of me and Ella before lunch. Our great niece fancied cutting her teeth on my lens cap, I diverted her with a game of peek through the napkin ring. Elizabeth entertained her granddaughter for a while, reading “Ella Saves Christmas”, a little gem that Jackie bought in the week.

Over lunch we discussed the degrees of cousinship, in particular relation to Mum’s cousin Ivy Wilson and her children Audrey and Roy. Were they first, second, third; once or twice removed from us, etcetera. Later I opened up my pc to consult my post “Holly”. I was amazed to find that, at about the same time as we had been having our conversation Sarah Birnie, a descendent of Holly King’s twin sister, had been commenting on the highlighted post with information about Holly’s tragic death and a request for the photograph mentioned by my cousin Yvonne. Sarah lives outside Perth, about an hour and a half’s drive from my son Sam and his family. I alerted Yvonne to this additional material in a Facebook chat.

Friends Heather and Johnathon came to collect Danni and Ella to take them home. We had a very pleasant conversation, especially as Heather and had knee surgery in common and Johnathon and I could swap marathon stories.

Only minimal sustenance was required this evening.

56 thoughts on “Synchrony

  1. Ella is the bestest! She’s growing so fast! Her abilities and skills are a joy to behold! What a cutie! She brings smiles to every face! πŸ™‚
    A time of synchrony AND harmony…what a beautiful day spent, with beautiful memories made! πŸ™‚
    HUGS to all…and I hope you are feeling MUCH better today, Derrick! πŸ™‚

  2. Man, another nice spread with an adorable baby and lovely relatives! Isn’t it interesting how people connect from so far away, as you saw on the blog, and it enables us, I think, to appreciate the ones we connect with in person more.

  3. I had a hard time getting past the photos of the food, but once I spied Ella, all thought of food was banished. She is adorable, and as others have noted, growing quickly. She could chew on my lens cap any time.

  4. I have nothing to add except Ella is indeed adorable. Made me smile just to look at her. Much needed after all the political news we have been hearing this week. Nothing to smile about there.

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