Somehow, although we picked many, we ended up with only a few for the lunch table ;-). Most went straight into their mouths, I guess
We like picnic style lunches, with cold meats, salamis, tomatoes, pickled gherkins, French bread of course, and lots of different cheeses -
To work off some of the calories, Stefan had a little play session with Poppy. We usually keep the dogs behind a gate when the children are around, as Hector can be a little unpredictable and Poppy a bit too excitable, and safety has to come first.
The girls had taken a shine to our bathroom, especially the sunken bath ( which we dislike intensely but can't replace yet ), and we found Grace sitting or laying in it on numerous occasions. So, to make her more comfortable, I gave her a pillow and a blanket. Happy Girl! -
And then the boys decided to seriously exercise - BALL GAMES!!! Two small juggling balls, three grown men being little boys again, a very slopey garden and French sunshine all made for much hilarity. First, the rules ( or non-existence of rules ) were discussed -
throwing techniques were practised -
and then a fairly tame game commenced -
entertaining the spectators -
It didn't stay all that tame though, lol, and for some it just was too much, tehehe -
But of course kids don't stay with anything for very long, so after Emily had taken over the spectator's chair for a little while,
we wombled off to see the cows in the field next door -
Hey, the girls said, the cow is posing for us, we should pose as well-
Back in the garden proper, there was a new twist to the game, girl power was now on show!-
and the game had progressed, or perhaps regressed,lol, to throwing under leg. Four people, two balls, and it seemed way too many legs :-) -
By the end of that game, we were all falling about laughing and more than ready for a big home cooked meal.
Love the family and the fun we had together!