Sunday, 28 February 2010

family bonding

We had planned a trip to Bristol yesterday to visit Jack, and to enjoy a bit of father and son (and to a lesser extent, mother!) bonding while watching the England-Ireland Six Nations rugby match.  

But we couldn't resist the opportunity to say hello to our new great niece, Esme, and congratulate Nick and Kate in person for the new addition to the Wride here she is!  

As it happened, other family members had the same idea.  Our unplanned visit soon turned into an impromptu family bonding session with the proud grandparents, new auntie and uncle and ourselves, ooohing and ahhhing at every tiny movement and squeak coming from the Moses basket.  Esme is an absolute delight...she even tempted "uncle" Matt to pick her up - his first experience of holding a new baby.   

More family bonding to enjoy next weekend, when Katie and George visit Oxford on Friday and stay over, and we all get behind Jack on Sunday when he runs in the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday to fundraise for Cancer Research UK.

But there are a few other things happening in between.....

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