Sunday, 17 August 2014

Leeds / Twins

Saturday morning started with something I really hate doing and that is a trip to the dentist. He has now started working on Saturday morning so that makes it easier than having to create time to go in the working week. But being such a big baby I have to have the first appointment of the day so that I do not have to hang around waiting. So 8.30am sounds reasonable until you realise the dentist is a good 2 hour drive away, in Leeds. This meant getting up at 5.15am and leaving at 6am! Urgh! Why go to Leeds well it's all part of me and my fear. I find it easier to go to the same dentist than moving to someone more local and eventually when we retire to Northumberland Leeds will be 2 hours south so there you go! I also have very good teeth that have only once required me to visit the dentist in between the six monthly check ups. Anyway I was a good girl and went and my teeth passed with flying colours and because of my insistence of drinking strong tea they always have to be cleaned up. But they do look nice afterwards.

Then it was time to have fun. No 2 child lives in Leeds with his wife and adorable identical twin girls - so that's where we went next. Have not seen the girlies since the end of June and of course they have changed lots.I'm sorry but I've just got to show you some pictures.

This is Sophia and she will be one at the beginning of September. The twins are rather laid back and have not long been sitting up on their own. Unlike their cousin Rowan they have decided to take a more leisurely approach to life. Oh they are soo cute and they have such long legs - where from we do not know! Beautiful long eyelashes. These are idyllic babies. They sleep till around 6.30am, lie in their cots gurgling till 7am and then they get up. They happily play whilst mummy or daddy prepares their breakfast, unlike my own who used to scream once they were awake, because there was only one reason to be awake and that was for feeding! After breakfast they have a play and then go back to bed! After another hour or so of sleep they get up for a few hours, have dinner and then it's time for another sleep! Then another few hours of play, followed by tea, bath time, a book and a bottle and off to sleep by 7pm! Wow what organisation!

Here is Karis on grandad's lap. As the girls had not seen us for a month or so they were not too sure of us, but as soon as we started singing they decided that we were kosher! It seems that if they go grumpy they love being sang to. Here grandad is singing and doing the actions to "row row row the boat".

They have started to crawl, but it's a rather unusual style. It looks as if they move around more like a seal does! But their style works hence the gate in the background!

But of course a really good toy is my car keys! Unlike most other babies they would have gone into their mouths but these girls are real ladies and don't put things in their mouths!

Time to head out for lunch. Yes they are wearing jackets because the lovely summer has disappeared over the last few weeks and overnight we went from soaring heat to grumpy wet weather! Golly once they were in the buggy with the same jackets on I found it very difficult to tell them apart.

Waiting for dinner.

Golly I had not quite appreciated what celebrity status twins have. We were standing in a queue waiting for a table when my son is busy chatting away with a lady. I said to his wife was she a friend and she said "no" but this was normal that everywhere they go people treat them as celebrities!

Really unusual but we all chose the same meal - Moroccan chicken tagine, it was a bit dried up but tasty. My mango smoothie was yummy and was soooo filling. Well all very soon our visit had to come to an end and after a cuppa and collecting some clothes that the girls have grown out of to take home we waved goodbye :( I went and had a sneaky look at the girls in their cot. We then headed into Bradford to visit some more friends before returning home to Leicester.

Now the reason for bringing home all those girl clothes is that No 3 in Bristol is expecting a girl in January! So we shall be the proud owners of three grand daughters and one grand son!

Changing the subject completely, well almost completely, to our babies in the garden! Yesterday dad came to dinner and we were bust chatting and eating when we spotted one of the girls flying through the air into the apple tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is Miss Moneypenny, looking very pleased with herself. But having got there she was rather confused as to how she was going to get down!

None of the chickens have ever done this before! I've never seen them fly so high, maybe we will have to clip their feathers. Oh well must finish and start on that huge mountain of ironing. Have a good week all.

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