Well I must start with a grovelling apology. It's been a hectic few weeks since my last blog post. I was all ready to tidy this one up and post it, and the beeping thing had vanished. I have no ideas where it is. It was typed, photos in place, but the grr@y% 7 8*£&""!....ing thing has gone. So there was a slight delay, whilst I rewound my sun drenched brain back a few weeks, to when my gorgeous daughter and scrummy granddaughter Kaci were here on their little holiday.
They arrived on time, and thanks to skype and me not being a stranger, little Kaci ran into my arms for a big cuddle. At 20 weeks pregnant Frankie had a suprisingly big bump, although it was indeed all bump, lucky girl! The hormones were well and truly hovering near the surface as Frankie burst into tears as she hugged me. Naturally I joined in, it would have been rude not to!
Now I'm sure Kaci's mummy and daddy won't mind me saying, but she is a real Jekyll and Hyde character. The most adorable sweet little girl one minute, floating around showing off her ballet dancing and singing one minute, and then something clicks and she turns into a right little monkey. Like all proud grandparents I of course claim to have the most beautiful and clever grandgirlies in the world, however I do think this is possibly part of the frustration with Kaci. We therefore decided to plan our days, and fill them with plenty to keep her occupied.
Sometimes it worked perfectly, especially with a trip to the zoo, and the fabulous Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos in Cordoba, so more on that in later posts. Frankie and Kaci really enjoyed spending time in the swimming pool, although possibly the most fun Kaci had was helping us with the animals. The highlight of her holiday, I do believe was collecting the chickens eggs every night. Needless to say, scrambled eggs were her breakfast every morning, along with some beautiful Spanish fruit, that she would eat until it almost came out of her ears.
At the beginning of the holiday Kaci was understandably a little nervous of Blue
Awww and especially Big Arf
Doing her night time chores
Tomorrows breakfast. One for mummy too!
Fun in the pool
"Granddad Alan" was one of her best friends
At the Nearby Lake
Flowers for Nanny Lorna!
As the week continued Kaci got so much braver with all the animals. Especially Blue and Arthur. What a really lovely time we spent together. Especially with my Frankie. Real quality time. I love and miss them very much!