Lily enjoying some baby cuddles with Taylor. Lily is so good with babies, a proper little mother.
We spent last weekend at Mark's parents' house. Mark and I were having a rare night out at the theatre and Mark's parents were babysitting for us. We dropped the Podlings at their grandparents' house and had a quick (and delicious!) tea there before hastily changing and driving to Northampton (an hour away) to see The Hook by Arthur Miller, which was enjoying its world premiere run at the Royal Derngate Theatre in Northampton. Mark is a big fan of Arthur Miller and particularly wanted to see this performance and I am so glad we went. It was fantastic and we both enjoyed it immensely. We used to go to the theatre quite often before we had children and it did make us realise how much we missed it. We are hoping to find more opportunities to go the theatre now that we have rediscovered our love for it and to hopefully introduce the children to it too. Now if money only grew on trees...
On the Sunday, Mark's brothers and their families came round to visit too. We are quite a houseful when we all get together now, with seven children between us and another one expected in November (Ryan and Carrie are expecting their second child, a younger brother or sister for Grace). It is lovely when we can all be at there at the same time and there was much baby swapping and cuddling between us! The Podlings love their cousins and they love being able to spend time with them. I hope that will always be so.
Pretty little Taylor, looking very sweet
Beautiful Grace, who has the most heart-stopping eyes
Handsome Freddie, who kept pulling funny faces at me every time I tried to take his picture. This is about the only one where he wasn't!
Freddie with his Mummy, my sister-in-law Kelly
Grace and her daddy
I love this photo of Alex and Grace.