We only had one evening and the next morning together but suffice to say, we managed to fit in all the catching-up on news of their exciting - albeit challenging - new expat life in Mozambique and needless to say, I took oodles of photos!
The children have grown (as children are wont to do!) since we last saw them in April. And of course, little Israel, now three months old, wasn't born yet at that family outing.
Joshua, (6); Eryn (9) with Israel (3 months); Elijah (2) and Bethany (3)
Eryn and Joshua, our two oldest grandchildren, are very well-spoken and have beautiful manners. Bethany and Elijah are so close in age, they're often mistaken for twins. They are a fun-loving, mischievous and highly intelligent pair. While I took photos, Bethany would tell me to "Stop, Granny. You forgot to lift that black flap." (the camera flash!) Afterwards, she and Elijah would dash up to me to see the photo on the screen. I can remember a two-year-old Eryn doing that as well. This is the digital age, and all our grands only know this medium of memories.
Three of the clan sit around the coffee table where I'd set out cheese, biscuits and a preserve. This fascinated the little ones who held up their crackers for me to add jam!
Our firstborn, John with our youngest grandson/grandchild, Israel
Our first daughter-in-law Debbie and oldest grandchild/granddaughter Eryn. Two very special young ladies in our lives (PS Israel is "undercover" on his mom's lap!)
The "twins" share a joke! At ten months apart they certainly are very alike
The oldest Hedges with the youngest Hedges
The next morning I blow-dried the two girls' hair after which Debbie did the plaiting (Brings back memories of my mom doing the same many years ago!)
... too precious?
As you can see from the photos on this post, we have the most beautiful grandchildren, ever. (And I'm not biased, ha!)
We spent a short but very special time with our precious family and all went away feeling blessed by the meeting!
I'm slowly catching up with blogging and blog visits and thank all who continue to comment on my posts.
May you all have a wonderful week ahead.