Monday, 16 June 2014

Father's Day

It was Father's Day yesterday.  The kids got Rob some of his favourite things (ale, chocolate, toffee) and Betsy made his card.

We asked my family over to celebrate Father's Day, and the June birthdays of my step-dad, Fred and Meg.

While we were waiting for them to arrive, Meg scooted and we looked at the poppies that are blooming all over the place.  Pink, orange and yellow, but no red ones.

Betsy has been enthusiastic about the Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds books I bought last week.  I'm not a huge fan of reading schemes, but was swayed by the fact that Julia Donaldson wrote these (and they were very reasonably priced at The Book People!).  She read a few outside, and when the family arrived she asked Nanny to sit with her and read some more.

Mum gave Meg her birthday presents early - a very beautiful (and very pink!) princess dress, and various sparkly jewels.  She was delighted!

Fred had a good time too.  Grandpa had brought a fishing rod, and after lunch they spent a couple of hours by the bridge.  Fred caught 15 fish!  He loved it.  

Meanwhile, Betsy, Erin and Meg built a camp to play in.

It was a really lovely afternoon.

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