It is just over six months since everyone has been well enough for Danni, Ella, and Jack, and Elizabeth to visit us for lunch. We have seen them at Elizabeth’s over that period so we have stayed in our great-niece’s mind.
Neither has she forgotten the Fortnum & Mason hamper (a present from our late friends, Wolf and Luci) which is the toy box. Brother Jack, in this image, clutches a toy mobile as he does his best to hamper progress on
the puzzle his mother is working with his sister.
Jack was tired when they arrived and had adopted the ear-twiddling technique which caused a scratch which he remembered after Danni had cleaned him up. The bag of knitted toys is Danni’s set of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves knitted by my mother when her granddaughter was little. Louisa was also given a group.
Danni read to each of her children.
Jack, of course, can read himself.
Ella can spell her own name, as she demonstrated
over Jackie’s usual excellent salad and cold meats lunch.
Afterwards Ella fashioned a birthday cake from Play-Doh, while
Elizabeth protected it from Jack, who
went off for a crawl about
until his mother lent a pair of hands.
I held him for a second time after this, when his teething drool went some way to rinsing the tomato he had dribbled on my clean shirt donned for the occasion.
Flo and Dillon were treated to a display of practical parenting.
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This evening we reprised yesterday’s roast pork dinner with the same beverages.