It’s my Mum’s birthday this week so on Saturday we popped round for a little gathering at my Mum and Step-Dad’s house. The weather was lovely and we were having lots of fun in the garden.
It was very relaxing… for us in anyway! For my lovely little brother it was slightly less relaxing as Monkey decided he was to be his playmate for the entire afternoon! Every time my little bro sat down Monkey was there taking his hand and leading him off again! And it seems my little bro just cannot seem to say no to him!
My stepsister and her partner were there with his three daughters who are very lovely and who also wanted to play with Monkey a lot. To start with Monkey was a bit wary of them (as he can be with older children since he was knocked over a couple of months ago) but he did really well and soon warmed to them. There was a really lovely point where they were playing tig, and Monkey was running around the garden (dragging my brother along with him) and desperate to join in, but really not understanding the game so just shouting “Ti” “Ti” and giggling his head off.
Just an ordinary little family gathering but a lovely one, with lots of smiles and laughter and chats. Shame my older brother and his wife couldn’t make it, but it was lovely nonetheless.
This is lovely, especially nice for you getting a rest and little monkey being confident enough to go play with others….what a star! X
Thank you, aww yeah it was fab, and very relaxing for me! Lovely to see him playing with some older kids too 🙂 xx
Aww! Lovely photos…Looks like you all had a wonderful time x
Thanks we really did! 🙂 xx
Absolutely LOVE that last photo 🙂 Sounds like a really lovely family day, so nice to just spend time together enjoying the sunshine x
Haha me too, he looks like he is enjoying every second! 🙂 It was lovely and very relaxed! xx
These are my most special times- just ordinary family times where the sun is shining and there is lots of yummy food. It looks great fun and how lovely you have a little bro who can help you look after Monkey for a bit. My little sister is the same and it is nice to get a little break. We are off for a BBQ at my Mums this afternoon- can’t wait! x
Aww hope you had a lovely BBQ, family time is just wonderful and it is especially nice when another adult loves to play with the kiddies and give us a rest! 🙂 xx
Happy birthday to your mom. And so glad you all got to gather for a good time together. There is nothing better they a family round up. I am home next week and I can’t wait!!!! Sounds amazing. Love the photos. Definitely a beautiful ordinary moment to share. #ordinarymoments
\Aww I bet you can’t will be so lovely for you to spend time with all of your family! It was such a lovely afternoon 🙂 xx
Sounds like a lovely day 🙂 Looks like Monkey had loads of fun, especially in the last photo! Xx
Thanks, lol, I love that pic, he was loving it 🙂 xx
You always have events like this that I love! Family gatherings are nice esp when the adults would give time to play with the kids. You have the best fam ever =) #OrdinaryMoments
Thanks lovely, we are really lucky and do very much enjoy spending time together! xx
I love spending time with my family, it’s the best 🙂 Looks like you had a lovely day xx #MMWBH
Thanks, it is lovely isn’t it? We had a lot of fun 🙂 xx
Such a lovely family get together, nothing beats a day when you are surrounded by loved ones, laughing and smiling! 🙂
I am with you 1000%, was just a lovely lovely day xx
Sounds like a fab little gathering, and a lovely family you have hon xx #MMWBH
Thanks lovely, we are very lucky to have lovely family around us 🙂 xx
That’s a lot of family right there, so good that you’re able to organise get togethers like this! #familyphotofriday
I know and that’s not everyone! We do have a lot of fun together though 🙂 xx
Little ones love playing with older children 🙂 Glad you had a lovely time! #familyfriday
thanks 🙂 xx
How lovely is this post and a big happy birthday to your Mum. I loved the photo of the BIG family surrounded table. Nothing can beat that sort of day! Lovely photos too, thanks so much for linking up with #MMWBH xx
Thank you, it really was a lovely day 🙂 xx
You can’t beat days like this. Monkey seems to be having fun, and don’t worry about your brother, that’s what uncles are there for!
Ha ha you’re so right 🙂 xx