It was Daughter 2's birthday yesterday. She was home for the weekend. Daughter 1 and family and also Son and Daughter-in-Law came down too. There was a certain amount of what my father used to call (when we were little) "noise and nonsense". Granddaughter, or as her grandfather tends to call her, Hattie McHat, was suitably behatted.
She is very fond of weeding books.
And also playing in the sand pit.
There was cake. (You can see the fairly imminent Granddaughter 2 inside her mother's pink shirt.)
This photo is a bit blurry but I like the expressions on Son's and Granddaughter's faces.
Then today, Grandson did various serious experiments with sand, water and stones. I think he was checking that Archimedes got that bath thing right.
Granddaughter did a bit more weeding of books.
And Grandson marched around the garden inside a tube. As you do.
It was a lovely weekend, the sort you remember for a long time.