GCSE results dictated a couple of days at work for Kate, so we enjoyed that time with J and J.
I, and others, have given them Lego sets in the past. It transpires that there was no interest in those at the time. But times have changed and they arrived with several unopened boxes of Lego.
Sue and I enjoyed a few hours of assembly, until all that they had brought was done. Some of our vast reserves were then recovered from our loft. Those sets were marginally too hard, the detail in the instructions having somewhat improved in the course of a generation, but I’m sure the archive will be unearthed again in the future.
The photos speak for themselves. Jess seems to have constructed more than Jacob, but his models were harder.
They both took to photo-bombing each other’s pictures.
After all that exercise, some chocolate was in order. We think it was a Christmas present from their mum. It’s a wonder it lasted so long!
The kitchen table became a gaming zone. Whether on the iPad, iPhone or a card game (we played many rounds of Uno), Jess seemed to get mixed up in the table/chair realm, spending much of the time sitting on the table.
Boules and Frisbee in the park kept them going until dusk, and sometime during the proceedings, in between them helping with some gardening, they managed to produce several trays of cup cakes and a battalion of shortbread.
They slept in the car, all the way home…well behaved children, seen but not heard.