You haven't met the little people in my family and I'm allowed to introduce you to some of them. Good excuse for a brag I think.
As you may know I spent a week in New Zealand recently and got to catch up with my children and grandchildren.
I couldn't believe how much Noah had grown and changed. He's normally very easy going, eats three breakfasts ( like a Hobbit) and has a hissy fit when he has to leave the cool toy cars in the quilt shop which he thought they put there just for him. He'll be two next month.
Miss Ella is going to be turning four next month, she's a teeny tiny tot but has a personality that makes up for it. She's all about negotiation. She's very like me and her middle name is Janet after me.
The family lives across the road from their school and are responsible for looking after the chickens in the weekend in exchange for eggs. The school is very environmentally conscious and also has vegetable plots, a Macadamia nut tree and worm farms where a lot of the lunch scraps go.
I played around with my camera which does sketch shots and took this one of five year old Sophie.
Sophie is the kindest most caring young lady and has a fabulous sense of humour. She wants everyone to be happy and friends and is trying to grow her hair as long as the character in the Disney cartoon, Tangled.
Here are girls last year.
The eldest is Julia who is eleven, she's a very gentle soul and is thoughtful, kind and has the best manners in the world. She's very intelligent and is an avid reader, crafter and cheerleader.
That's the four on my side, David has another five grandchildren so we have nine together. We had his daughter's two year old Beth for the afternoon yesterday. Oh boy, she is hard to get a photo of but I managed. I'm trying to teach her to play on her own, it's not working.