Elizabeth took the first picture.
Mum, Joyce and Cath share a joke.
Matthew unfortunately broke his ankle shortly before. he still managed to play giant jenga though. Elizabeth and Grace got on well and played a lot through the afternoon. In fact that's probably why she's not in this picture!
Paul carrying on conversation while his children haven't quite got over their post arrival shyness. It wasn't too long later they were sprinting round the garden at high speed.
I bought along the giant jenga set I got for my birthday and it got it's first trial. It was a big success! I particularly like the photo where Ruth is bravely snatching her daughter Evie from the path of the falling tower.
This was a rare day where pretty much my whole family got together (Nina's family unfortunately couldn't make it). We borrowed a marquee from Sarita's parents, set it up the night before and decorated it. It was just the right size for everyone to sit down and enjoy their meal (which was delicious by the way!).