Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Second visitors

Our second visitors arrived on Good Friday. Jon's brother, Simon and his two boys, Richard and Henry, were over from Chicago and came to spend the last few days of their holiday with us. Liz and I were pregnant at the same time for part of each pregnancy with our children. Helen is 4.5 months older than Hugh, Richard is 6 months younger than Claire and Henry is 9 weeks older than Emily :). They all get on well when we get together and this time was no exception (though there was more laptop interference this time - in the evenings there were laptops all round the lounge!).
They arrived early Friday morning and after having some hot cross buns and tea, the boys, Emily and I went to have a walk around town while Simon had a nap. (They'd been up since 4am and Simon had driven down from Yorkshire which had taken about 4 hours). It was really cold on Friday so, after a quick walk round town, we ended up at Caffe Nero
Henry had a hot chocolate and chocolate brownie (though after having hot chocolate at home later that evening he told me Liz and I make better hot chocolate!)
Richard had water, a caramel slice and a croissant
Jon suggested we head up to The Broadway for lunch so that we could meet up with his other brother, Mike. Their sister, Deb, also came.
Emily, Henry, Richard and Simon
Hugh and Jon
Hugh caused a bit of a stir with Richard who hadn't expected him to look quite like he does ;o).
Family photo
From left : Deb, Simon, Hugh, Mike, Jon, Emily, Henry and Richard
A good start to the weekend.

Our first visitors

Over the next couple of months we have a number of visitors coming to stay with us. It's going to be lovely seeing everyone again. We started a couple of weekends ago with Michelle, Matthew and Josh coming to stay with us. Unfortunately they could only stay the one night because Michelle was working the days on either side. She's working a lot of shifts at the moment, on top of planning their wedding, so it was great to get a chance to see them again. Josh loves following his grandpa (Jon) around when he comes to us and this weekend was no exception.
We took Cloud for a walk and she didn't act up when Josh held the lead, so he enjoyed that.
When we got back Michelle and Matthew were having a nap so Josh and I spent some time taking photos ;o) (you've got to start them young lol!). He was using my little point and shoot and I used my DSLR.
It got a bit confusing at times but nothing we couldn't sort out.
Josh and Grandpa
I promised Josh that if he let me take some good photos I wouldn't post the ones where he was pulling faces! Worked out well ;o). We're looking forward to seeing you all again in May!