Throw a BBQ into the mix and that was Monday night at our house. George and Nicholas had been promised a week or so ago that they could sleepover at our house once the school holidays arrived. Well the holidays are here and Monday they were both excited to be staying the night with us.
The weather was good so burgers on the barbeque was the easy answer to what to feed them. Followed by a little "campfire" and S'mores.
Nicholas looks a bit glum in the pictures above, he wasn't feeling too well. However he still managed a smile for this photo when granddad was doing silly things behind my back.
Caroline and Trev brought Charlie round for the S'mores but I didn't get a good picture of him. Today however I snapped this picture while he was watching Baby Looney Tunes. I wonder how much longer he's going to be sucking that thumb? For now though it still looks cute.
George asked if we could all go back to Ealees on Tuesday afternoon. Kids just love water don't they? I'm so glad that John and Lesley recently re-introduced me to this lovely little neck of the woods.
And talking about John and Lesley takes me back to Saturday night. It was another night when Billy lit our little campfire. John and Lesley came round and we sat outside with a drink and chatted until it was too cold to sit out there any longer. At which time we migrated indoors to have a game of cards, a bite to eat and perhaps one or two more drinks. We had a good time together, as always, even though I was well and truly thrashed at cards. I didn't win a single hand all night!
Edited to add:-
I didn't think I had a Simple Pleasures post this week but then a blogger friend pointed out that all of the above post qualified one way or another. I thought about it and realised how right she was - thanks Debbie! Particularly the playing cards on Saturday night. I've always enjoyed playing cards and can well remember playing Snap and Fish etc. as a child and being totally unable to hold the cards fanned out in my hands or shuffle a pack of cards without dropping them all over the floor.
Over the years there have been so many games of cards with different people and all of them hold happy memories, even last Saturday night when I didn't win a single game. So here I am happily linking up with Dayle at her Simple Pleasures Party.
I wonder how many others share this simple pleasure?