Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A Sleepover and S'mores

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?


Victoria said...

Looks like they had a good time and is that a rolling pin in Nicholas' pocket?? x

Debbie said...

I didn't see this at the Simple Pleasures party. Are you going to link it? I think you should because you covered about four simple pleasures in one. Just the shot of your little Charlie with his blanket in his fist sucking his thumb is delightful enough. The smores and romping in the water are icing on the cake.

This post made me smile.

Dayle said...

Debbie is right on (that gal usually is). :) This entire post captures the Simple Pleasures theme perfectly, and what a lovely backyard!

Maria said...

Yes Debbie is right - all those pictures speak of simple pleasure loud and clear :)


Barb said...

Hi Kathleen,
Holiday sleepovers are always special.Everybody seems to be having such a good time at your place.....can I come to the next sleepover, pleeese???
God bless
Barb from Australia

Ms.Daisy said...

What handsome boys you have! I loved seeing them romp in the water as boys will do. I love sitting around a campfire in the cooler weather.


Pieces of Sunshine said...

Seems you had an action packed fun time.