Well, little Jess is no longer very little. She crawls about, chews things, makes lots of loud noises, and is generally inquisitive and energetic.
But she still lets her uncle have a cuddle when she wants a drink ;)
She's absolutely brilliant - loads of hair, too! She had a great time at her party, with a whole load of other little rug rats, all scattering about over the grass and picnic rugs.
There were quite a few older kids there, too, so we had a game of footy, and various games of tag and things. The dogs love a good game of tag. I'm certain we would have all got grass-stains, had there been a single blade of grass left alive in England ;)
We gave Rach and Mum their invites to the wedding. I'm...not even going to discuss Mum's reaction.
Well, I probably will, but not now. Might go and see her tomorrow morning, before we head back to London.
This evening we retired to Nicky's for dinner and more messing about. They've got one of those pools with the inflatable top ring, in the back garden. So there was obviously lots of chaos and water and surprise hose attacks and general mayhem to be had. The dogs commandeered the paddling pool, so the kids took over the big pool and we adults got shunted out. It's nice to see all the kids playing together though.
And now we're back at our hotel, tired out from today.
Heading home tomorrow, for the boys to continue with their summer holidays, John to try and keep up, and me to go back to work :(
Here's a flower Nicky has in her house. I really like it: